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  The Dark and Noisy Ocean Depths
"The impact of ocean noise pollution may be minimized by diminishing the noise source or by separating the noise from things that are sensitive to it," he said.
A 2003 report by the National Research Council Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals recommended that a federal agency should be mandated to investigate and monitor marine noise and the possible long-term effects on marine life.
The agency would serve as a sponsor for research on ocean noise, the effects of noise on marine mammals, and long-term trends in ocean noise.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/aug2006/2006-08-21-03.asp   (971 words)

 NASA - Ocean Sponging Up Some Warmth Over Next 50 Years
The enhanced GCM showed the world's oceans were storing heat at a rate of about 0.2 Watts per square meter in 1951, and in the past 50 years, as atmospheric temperatures warmed, the rate of heat storage increased to about.75 Watts per square meter, capturing more heat from the atmosphere.
Ocean temperature readings currently do not reach full ocean depths, as is needed to increase the accuracy of future predictions.
With the new Ocean Models included in the GCM, if easurements of the amount of heat held by oceans are improved, it may be possible to begin to better quantify the Earth's changing radiation imbalance and its causes with an accuracy of about one decade.
www.nasa.gov /vision/earth/lookingatearth/sponging_ocean.html   (995 words)

 Written Testimony on Ocean Exploration
Ocean exploration is the systematic observation of all facets of the ocean (biological, physical, chemical, geological, archeological, etc.) in all three dimensions of space and the fourth dimension of time.
Ocean exploration leaves a legacy of carefully documented information for posterity, to address questions we do not know enough to even pose at the time that the data are collected.
Ocean exploration leads to great, but largely unpredictable, rewards: cures for diseases from novel biological compounds, untapped mineral, energy, and biological resources, insight as to how the ocean system functions, geological and biological vistas of unsurpassed beauty, appreciation for mankind’s maritime past.
www.house.gov /science/hearings/ets/jul12/mcnutt.htm   (1959 words)

 MMORPG.COM - Dark Age of Camelot : News - Current and Archived News Feeds
The second expansion to the critically acclaimed "Dark Age of Camelot," "Trials of Atlantis" features new races, lands, and improved graphics that render the lost continent of Atlantis in stunning detail.
"'Dark Age of Camelot' is an ongoing adventure, and in that spirit, 'Trials of Atlantis' adds to the richness and variety of in-game experiences," said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment.
Foreseeing the demise of their society, the ancient people of Atlantis, possessors of extremely powerful magical lore, built a series of Trials into the ruins of their once great culture.
www.mmorpg.com /gamelist.cfm?loadnews=781   (442 words)

 WHOI : Oceanus : Red Tides and Dead Zones
Dark green or fl patches near the shore indicate blooms of marine plants.
In the ocean, as on the land, photosynthesis combines energy from the Sun, carbon dioxide, and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus to produce carbon-rich plant material.
But there is little doubt that, by increasing the level of nutrients in the ocean, human activities have increased the frequency, extent, and severity in these areas and throughout the coastal ocean.
www.whoi.edu /oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=2487   (1711 words)

 History of the Ocean - MarineBio.org
It is locked in a perpetual cycle of birth and destruction that shapes the ocean and controls much of the geology and geological history of the continents.
Connected or marginal to the main ocean basins are various shallow seas, such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the South China Sea.
The geological distinction between ocean and continents is caused by the physical and chemical differences in the rocks themselves, rather than whether or not the rocks happen to be covered with water.
marinebio.org /Oceans/History   (2270 words)

 A Primeval Tide of Toxins - Los Angeles Times
Industrial society is overdosing the oceans with basic nutrients — the nitrogen, carbon, iron and phosphorous compounds that curl out of smokestacks and tailpipes, wash into the sea from fertilized lawns and cropland, seep out of septic tanks and gush from sewer pipes.
Though he had seen firsthand that ocean habitats were deteriorating, he believed in the resilience of the seas, in their inexhaustible capacity to heal themselves.
We stoke the ocean with energy streaming off the land, he said, and with no clear pathways up the food chain, this energy fuels an explosion of microbial growth.
www.latimes.com /news/local/oceans/la-me-ocean30jul30,0,6670018,full.story   (4603 words)

 Dark Matter
I look at how scientists have determined the mass discrepancy, what they think dark matter is and how they are looking for it, and how dark matter fits into current theories about the origin and the fate of the universe.
Today, scientists are searching for the mysterious dark matter not only to explain the gravitational motions of galaxies, but also to validate current theories about the origin and the fate of the universe.
Without dark matter, critical density lies somewhere between 0.1 and 0.01, and we live in an open universe.
home.eclipse.net /~cmmiller/DM   (3889 words)

 MDAH > News Releases > Mississippi Historical Society
A former Mississippi Historical Society president, Scarborough is the 1993 winner of the society's Willie D. Halsell Prize and was awarded the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award from the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in 2004.
Newly elected officers of the Mississippi Historical Society are Martha Swain, MSU, president; Jeanne Luckett, Jackson, vice-president; and Elbert R. Hilliard, director emeritus of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, secretary-treasurer.
Newly elected officers of the Mississippi Historical Society are David Bowen of Jackson, president; Ken McCarty of the University of Southern Mississippi; and Elbert R. Hilliard, director of the Department of Archives and History, secretary-treasurer.
www.mdah.state.ms.us /admin/news/society.html   (4311 words)

The Black Ocean Society was modern Japan's first organized use of foreign intelligence assets and supplied the Japanese army with intelligence as well as spreading Japanese influence throughout the region.
The Black Ocean Society was operating with the support of the government and in return was powerful enough to demand concessions from the government.
Tenyukyo (Society of the Celestial Salvation of the Oppressed) was a special unit of 15 agents picked by Ryohei Uchida to spy and wage a covert subversive campaign to prepare for the eventual Japanese conquest of the Korean peninsula.
www.fortunecity.com /tattooine/leiber/50/bds1.htm   (13276 words)

 MMORPG.COM - Dark Age of Camelot : News - Current and Archived News Feeds
“Dark Age of Camelot” continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success.
Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning “Dark Age of Camelot,” Mythic’s success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 170 people.
“Dark Age of Camelot” is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages.
www.mmorpg.com /gamelist.cfm/loadNews/3921   (689 words)

 ECO-PROS Ocean Home
Oceans and marine life consume huge amounts of carbon dioxide, and more oxygen is produced and released through oceanic photosynthesis than by all the earth's terrestrial (land) plants and forests combined.
The ocean is comprised of vast "dynamic biomes that are among the richest and most productive ecosystems on Earth." As we continue to degrade the health of the ocean and marine habitat, we risk extinction of species and destruction of the functions and life-sustaining processes of Earth's natural systems.
The Ocean Alliance is dedicated to the conservation of whales and their ocean environment through research and education.
www.eco-pros.com /oceanhome.htm   (2752 words)

 ACS spotted dolphin Cetacean Fact Sheet - American Cetacean Society
In the eastern Pacific, coastal forms are the most heavily spotted, while those found in the Hawai'ian Islands and in Japanese waters and the eastern Indian Ocean have moderate spotting.
The spotted dolphin has a long slim beak containing 35 to 48 small conical teeth in each side of the upper jaw and 34 to 47 small, conical teeth in each side of the lower jaw.
A dark link extends from the middle of the lower jaw to the flipper and both eyes are circled in fl with a fl connecting line from each eye across the beak.
www.acsonline.org /factpack/SpottedDolphin.htm   (912 words)

 Technology Review: Emerging Technologies and their Impact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The crustal plates that lie beneath miles of ocean are in constant movement, shifting imperceptibly every second.
With new attention on their efforts as a result of the devastation caused by the South Asian tsunami, oceanographers and seismologists caution that the ability to forecast earthquake and tsunami risk remains a distant goal.
The shift in ocean science that will result from that new knowledge, researchers say, will be nothing short of tectonic.
www.technologyreview.com /BizTech/wtr_14095,295,p1.html   (404 words)

 MILSTEIN HALL OF OCEAN LIFE | American Museum of Natural History
Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History, one of New York's best-known grand spaces and home to the celebrated 94-foot-long model of a blue whale, reopened to the public on Saturday, May 17, 2003.
For example, in the Dolphin and Tuna diorama, schools of tuna, bait fish, flying fish, and seabirds have joined the short-beaked common dolphins to re-create the energy of a typical multi-species feeding frenzy in the East Pacific waters and to demonstrate the interdependence of species within marine ecosystems.
An exhibit highlighting the evolution of life in the ancient oceans features three of the Museum's luminous historical dioramas built in the 1960s using wax models to depict the diversity of ocean life in the Ordovician, Permian, and Cretaceous periods (from 450 to 70 million years ago).
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/permanent/ocean/04_history/a3_renovation.php   (2572 words)

 metacritic.com: Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis (PC Games)
Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis is an exciting new expansion pack for the award-winning MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot.
The background story is based on the idea that the citizens of Atlantis, forecasting the demise of their society, built an obstacle course of Trials into the ruins of their civilization to be overcome by future cultures exploring the ancient lands.
Dark Age is easily one of the best massively multiplayer online RPGs available today, and Trials of Atlantis is a solid addition to the experience.
www.metacritic.com /print/games/platforms/pc/darkageofcamelottrialsofatlantis   (567 words)

 Vril Society - Black Sun - Dark Matter
During this ten-year period, the Vril Society members were supposedly the first group to attempt the back-engineering of an extraterrestrial spacecraft.
Tuwanasavi was not the geographic center of North America, but the magnetic or spiritual center formed by the junction of the North-South and the East-West axws along which the Twins sent their vibratory messages and controlled the rotation of the planet.
The theory is that ‘dark matter’ maintains the balance and the gravitational forces of the universe.
www.geocities.com /alphacorps/sun.html   (1668 words)

 Dark Zen
Dark Zen: I am suggesting that meditation as originally taught in Buddhism is fundamentally about the discovery of what we really are which goes far beyond our mortal physical body.
Dark Zen: The absolute as found in Buddhism is, as simply as I can state it, about the liberation of will which in Pali and Sanskrit is called citta, often translated as mind.
Dark Zen: Let me say that we are reaching a crises of sensory overstimulation in our culture seeing an increase, for example, in attention deficit disorder problems among children and adults.
www.darkzen.com /Articles/meditationQA.htm   (4319 words)

 ScienceDaily: Did 'Dark Matter' Create The First Stars?
Dark matter may have played a major role in creating stars at the very beginnings of the universe.
If dark matter is made of particles which reionized the universe - as Biermann and Kusenko suggest - the pulsar's motion could have created this cosmic guitar.
Dark matter -- In cosmology, dark matter refers to hypothetical matter particles, of unknown composition, that do not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be detected directly, but whose presence can...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/03/060319183148.htm   (1739 words)

 Ocean Pollution
Pollution in the ocean is a major problem that is affecting the ocean and the rest of the Earth, too.
After that, the garbage pollutes the ocean, kills plants and animals in the water (for example, the plastic rings that are around pop cans can get around an animal’s neck, causing it to suffocate), and makes the water dirty.
One other way ocean layers are affected by global warming is that warm water, caused by global warming, is hurting and even killing algae which is what some fish in the sunlight zone eat.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0215471/ocean_pollution.htm   (2143 words)

 Ocean Vegetables for Health
You may be more familiar with the term sea-weeds (and the first thought following that may be ugh!), yet the history of these beautiful ocean plants tells a different tale.
Probably the most ancient of foods, the composition of sea vegetables is like a mirror of the blood and body fluids of a person in good health.
Should you be lucky enough to live next to the ocean, their book can also help you to become personal friends with this ancient kingdom of foods, as you learn to find and harvest them yourself.
www.curezone.com /foods/ocean_vegetables.htm   (947 words)

 Science highlights dark mysteries - Science - MSNBC.com
WASHINGTON - Proof that a mysterious force called “dark energy” is pushing the universe to expand endlessly at a faster and faster rate has been selected as the “Breakthrough of the Year” by the editors of Science magazine.
Proof for the existence of the “dark force” came from two studies that probed the very early universe — back to less than 400,000 years after the Big Bang — and confirmed that the universe was expanding at a faster rate.
The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe telescope analyzed the cosmic microwave radiation background, an echo from the Big Bang, and determined the age and composition of the universe.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3749373   (1171 words)

 Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis Announcement
Dark Age of Camelot at cutting edge of graphics in the MMORPG world.
Dark Age of Camelot:  Trials of Atlantis is slated to ship to retail in Q4 2003.
Dark Age of Camelot:  Trials of Atlantis will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
www.mythicentertainment.com /press/atlantis.html   (803 words)

 Arecibo Survey Produces Dark Galaxy Candidate
Dark galaxies could help explain where part of the so-called missing mass of the universe is hiding.
Neutral hydrogen is found in most galaxies and is considered a key tool in the search for dark galaxies, because it can be detected even when there are no stars or other radiation sources shining.
Reporting at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, Auld said the AGES team used the Arecibo radio telescope to search the neutral-hydrogen wavelength for galaxies that have remained hidden from astronomers in the past.
www.spacedaily.com /reports/Arecibo_Survey_Produces_Dark_Galaxy_Candidate.html   (820 words)

 "Dark Side" of the Universe Is Coming to Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dark matter is estimated to account for 26 percent of the universe and it is much more abundant than ordinary matter, which makes up just 4 percent of the universe.
The least understood component of the dark side is dark energy, which is believed to comprise 70 percent of the universe.
Unlike dark matter, which is believed to have slowed down the expansion of the universe for several billion years owing to its gravitational tug, dark energy does not become diluted over time.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/06/0619_030619_darkside_2.html   (1816 words)

 Open Directory - Society:Issues:Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Due to overlap with other categories of /Society /Issues /Environment, sites will typically only be listed once in both these areas.
Good lights are not too bright, and do not blot out the sky; they save energy and give us back something like the dark skies that people enjoyed long ago.
Society: Issues: Environment: Population topics focus on the negative or positive impact of population increase or decrease within an ecosystem, governmental region, or on a global scale.
www.dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Environment/desc.html   (1691 words)

 STPA 35 Society and the Sea, Fall 1996
Because it is dark we know the age of the universe is finite.
The percentage is a subject of debate, as is the form of the dark matter.
The answer is that the matter was dark (PFPs in PGCsc) before the galaxy passage and the star and star-cluster formation was triggered due to agitations of the dark matter caused by the passage of the galaxy.
www-acs.ucsd.edu /~ir118/MAE87F03/MAE87F03.html   (2091 words)

 List of neologisms on The Simpsons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word may be derived from the "Cap Snaffler" invented by Ron Popeil of Veg-o-matic and Pocket Fisherman fame.
A reference to an Ocean Spray advertising device, where the word "cranberry" is reanalyzed as a compound of two distinct morphemes and "cran" becomes lexicalized.
When Hollis Hurlbut, curator of the Springfield Historical Society, returns to Lisa with Johnny Cakes, she is acting strangely having just found "The Secret Confessions of Jebediah Springfield" hidden in Springfield's fife.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Made-up_words_in_The_Simpsons   (8941 words)

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