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HAARP controls. Image by Amanda Dawn Christie.

HAARP Goes Artsy

KUAC
Mar 27, 2019
Art and science are combined this week in a project at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP facility. Built for military...
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The Jago River flows north through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Arctic Ocean, with its ice pack visible in the distance in the 1990s. Image by Gil Mull, Alaska DGGS.

Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge winter travel difficult, scientists warn

Arctic Today
Mar 27, 2019
In their argument for oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supporters invoke oil companies’ experience of...
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A microscopic image of a carbon nanotube with a magnetic nanoparticle inside. The properties of the tubes and nanoparticles led to a breakthrough that could lead to more storage in hard drives.

UAF discovery could mean breakthrough in hard drive storage

Geophysical Institute
Mar 06, 2019
A breakthrough by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher could lead to computer hard drives capable of storing much more data in a smaller...
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Poker Flat Research Range will celebrate 50 years of rocket launches with an open house on March 9, 2019.

Poker Flat Research Range celebrates 50 years of rocket launches

Geophysical Institute
Feb 22, 2019
March is the 50th anniversary of the first rocket launch from Poker Flat Research Range. Come commemorate half a century of research with us at...
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Greg Foscue of ACUASI visited manufacturer Skyfront in California in December to observe trials of the Perimeter unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo courtesy Greg Foscue

Unmanned aircraft will test medical supply deliveries

Geophysical Institute
Jan 24, 2019
Unmanned aircraft will soon be deployed to test the feasibility of delivering emergency medical supplies across Alaska as part of a national...
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The first Girls in Icy Fjords team gathers for a photo in 2017. Photo by Erin Pettit

Application period opens for Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Geophysical Institute
Jan 24, 2019
Applications for the 2019 Inspiring Girls Expeditions are now being taken. Start your application by Friday, Feb. 1, to join this summer's...
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The Science for Alaska Lecture Series will feature a new topic at 7 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 29-March 5.

27th annual Science for Alaska Lecture Series announced

Geophysical Institute
Jan 24, 2019
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will host free public talks about topics ranging from Fairbanks’ air quality to climate...
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Firefighters conduct a burnout operation along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline at the Aggie Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks in 2015. Photo by Phillip Spor

Hot topic: Forecasting wildfires in Alaska

UAF News and Information
Dec 13, 2018
Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks soon may forecast the likelihood of Alaska wildfires more accurately, just in time for the...
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UAF researcher Vladimir Romanovsky poses near Fairbanks, Alaska in a place where permafrost has thawed, causing a surface disruption. Photo courtesy V. Romanovsky.

Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

Geophysical Institute
Dec 12, 2018
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even...
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