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About davidfratantoni

David Fratantoni is an engineer, oceanographer, and innovator. As a scientist for 18 years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, my research emphasized in-situ and remote measurement of ocean circulation and the exploration of relationships between ocean physics and biology. As founder and principal investigator of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory, I conducted pioneering research on eddies in the western Atlantic and Indian Oceans, contributed to the development and novel application of underwater gliders and other mobile autonomous platforms, and developed instrumentation and strategies for sustained ocean observations. At Horizon Marine I served as Chief Technology Officer. The company provides oceanographic expertise, in-situ and remote ocean observations, and detailed environmental forecasting to the global offshore energy industry. My role was to lead research and development of new and existing products, provide oceanographic expertise, and contribute to development of novel business strategies.

Plague Is Found in New Mexico. Again. by LIAM STACK

By LIAM STACK Two people were found to have plague this week. What does the disease look like in the modern world, and why does it keep happening in New Mexico? Published: June 26, 2017 at 08:00PM

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As the Sun Rises, NASA’s Global Hawk is Being Prepared for Flight

Hot summer days in Southern California’s Antelope Valley force many aircraft operations to start early in the morning before the sun rises. On a back ramp at Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, a NASA Global Hawk … Continue reading

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Fire May Be the Only Remedy for a Plague Killing Deer and Elk by CARL ZIMMER

By CARL ZIMMER Deer and elk are dying from chronic wasting disease in growing numbers. Burning the land may be the only way to turn back the disease. Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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A Matter of Considerable Gravity by C. CLAIBORNE RAY

By C. CLAIBORNE RAY All the planets in the solar system interact gravitationally with the sun, but Jupiter’s great mass makes this interaction visible. Published: June 25, 2017 at 08:00PM

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Saturnian Dawn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sIzUaw

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Saturnian Dawn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sIzUaw

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Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99 by DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN

By DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to increase the semiconducting capacity of silicon. Published: June 24, 2017 at … Continue reading

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