•   
  •   

US News Mammoth expedition “Mosaic”: end of a spectacular journey

15:35  12 october  2020
15:35  12 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

End of home education: few students concerned, but a real debate

 End of home education: few students concerned, but a real debate Video: Macron: home schooling will be "strictly limited" (AFP) Your browser does not support this video © LIONEL BONAVENTURE In a school in Toulouse, early September. Only 50,000 children are homeschooled in France. Emmanuel Macron's decision to bring them back to the school system divides specialists. A spectacular and not really expected announcement: Emmanuel Macron wants to limit home instruction to very strict cases, "in particular to health requirements".

MOSAiC - Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. More than 70 research institutions from 20 countries are involved in the expedition . The mission is spearheaded by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

During the MOSAiC expedition , experts from 17 nations will investigate the Central Arctic throughout the year. We spoke with expedition head Markus Rex from the Alfred Wegener Institute. Mr Rex, why are you Except for Nansen, almost no-one has dared to journey to the Central Arctic in winter

After a year in the Arctic, the research ship “Polarstern” is returning to its home port in Bremerhaven on Monday.

Das deutsche Eisbrecher- und Forschungsschiff Polarstern ankert 2019 in einem Hafen im norwegischen Tromsø. © Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB scanpix / dpa The German icebreaker and research vessel Polarstern is anchored in a port in Tromsø, Norway in 2019.

During the last nautical miles in the Outer Weser it is accompanied by a ship parade. In Bremerhaven's Lloyd shipyard, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) and the director of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Antje Boetius, wanted to receive the crew around 11 a.m. according to plan. Expedition leader Markus Rex is also on board. Initial analyzes by Rex, Boetius, Karliczek and Captain Thomas Wunderlich were planned for noon.

Lyon: From ticket to boarding, facial recognition tested as a world first at the airport to simplify the passenger journey

 Lyon: From ticket to boarding, facial recognition tested as a world first at the airport to simplify the passenger journey Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is the first in the world to offer a passenger journey totally based on the facial recognition, from enrollment to boarding of the traveler © E. Frisullo / 20 Minutes October 5, 2020 at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport where the 100% biometric route is tested.

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate ( MOSAiC , /ˌməʊˈzɛɪɪk/) expedition is a one-year-long expedition into the Central Arctic, planned to take place from 2019 to 2020.

The goal of the MOSAiC expedition is to take the closest look ever at the Arctic as the epicenter of global warming and to gain fundamental insights that are key to a better understanding of global climate change. Hundreds of researchers from 20 countries are involved in this exceptional endeavour.

The researchers have unearthed a unique treasure trove of data, "from which generations after us will benefit," said Karliczek. "In this way we can refine and reevaluate climate models." The research minister called the Arctic the epicenter of climate change.

For ten months, the “Polarstern” drifted through the Arctic, docked on a huge ice floe. Measuring and documenting the entire ice cycle from freezing to melting - the scientists were able to do this for the first time. They hope that the data will provide important insights into the Arctic Ocean and climate change. There is hardly any other region on earth that can feel this as clearly as the Arctic.

The «Mosaic» expedition was the most expensive and logistically complex in the Arctic Ocean to date. 70 research institutes from 20 countries with over 300 researchers took part. Due to the corona pandemic, there was a threat of cancellation because the crew change by plane could not take place due to travel restrictions. Instead, two research vessels with the new team sailed from Bremerhaven to Spitzbergen. The «Polarstern» briefly interrupted its drift for the exchange.

Are there still human remains in the Titanic? A new expedition reopens the debate .
A new expedition authorized by American justice and aimed at bringing the Titanic's radio to the surface could be blocked. Archaeologists believe that the wreckage, which should be cut up, may still contain human remains. © AP / SIPA Should we authorize another dive into the Titanic or let the dead rest in peace? This is the question that is currently agitating American justice.

usr: 0
This is interesting!