30 news posts from November 2011

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UW scientist and team call for a new way to classify planets

Thousands of planets will likely be discovered in the next few years, and a new system is needed to better classify the ability of those worlds to support life. In a paper to be published in the December 2011 issue of Astrobiology, co-author David Catling from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and colleagues propose a new system that classifies some planets as either similar to Earth or not similar but capable of harboring life.  

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JISAO video will be featured at AGU this year

The episode, titled “Undersea Volcanos: West Mata Eruption”, is one of ten videos chosen to be critiqued by a panel of three Hollywood filmmakers during “The S Factor” workshop on December 6, 2011. Joe Resing’s work is featured in the video.  Congratulations! https://youtube.com/watch?v=60tYEF_n3NE%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded 

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Featured video: Oyster standoff with ocean acidification - UW 360

Biologist Jennifer Ruesink considers UW oyster research and work with the shellfish industry in face of today’s environmental challenges, including ocean acidification. The UW 360 segment also includes Emma Timmins-Schiffman, aquatic and fishery sciences graduate student, and Taylor Shellfish Farms‘ Joth Davis, who is a UW affiliate faculty member.  View the video here. 

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