ty h
10/15/2012 6:26am

Scientist are planning a trip to the center of the earth but, this is not the first time an attempt to reach the Earth's Mantle has been made. In the 1960's a team of US scientists managed to drill a few meters into the oceanic crust off Guadalupe Island in the eastern Pacific. While President John F. Kennedy lauded the effort, the project did not get much support after his demise and was shut down in 1966. In the 1980's a Russian project managed to drill down 12km into the earth's crust, whilst in 2011, oil giant Exxon Mobil managed to go just slightly beyond that in eastern Russia. However, while it was the deepest one to date - it did not go down vertically. I think this discovery will be cool.

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venom (tylerm.)
10/15/2012 6:49am

Scientists discover 1.5 million new species of plankton and lots of plastic

This article is about plankton and the research behind them.
For the last two and a half years, 15 scientists have been scouring the oceans in search of some of earth's smallest but most important organisms - Plankton. The exhaustive research has revealed some great news and some, not so encouraging.
The Tara Oceans expedition was the eighth in a series of research trips undertaken by a group of the world's best physical oceanographers, marine biologists, imaging specialists and molecular biologists to observe and document our changing environment and also, learn more the Earth's complex yet fragile ecosystem.
While past expeditions have focused on particular areas like Greenland, Antarctica and Patagonia, this latest one that lasted 938 days was an excursion all around the world. Its mission was to understand the evolution and ecology of the many tiny organisms collectively known as plankton. The expedition returned to Lorient, France on March 31st, 2012 after which, began the arduous task of analyzing the data
In total, the researchers collected about 27,000 samples from 152 areas - all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific, Atlantic and even the Antarctic Ocean and, from 35 depths ranging from the surface of the water all the way down to a kilometer deep. The scientists first sorted out the organisms by size and then classified them with the help of automated imaging systems.
What they unveiled was encouraging - Over 1.5 million new species of Plankton. The smaller ones were of course more abundant in the number of species, as well as, count. They also found some unexpected cohabitant patterns - Some of the organisms liked to live together, while others, not so much. As one would expect the diversity also varied depending on the temperature, depth and acidity levels of the water.
The scientists are hoping that further research will reveal the exact factors that determine the diversity and denseness in population, which in turn may allow them deduce the impact that global warming and ocean acidification has had on marine ecosystems. While not confirmed yet, they do suspect that the species are very sensitive to temperature change!
Though the discovery of so many new species of these important organisms was exciting, what was not so thrilling was the amount of plastic debris discovered even in areas like the Antarctica, which the researchers had assumed would be pristine, given how far it is from any kind of civilization. The scientists are quite fearful about the impact these will have on marine life especially given that the brightly colored debris do not disintegrate for centuries and are often mistaken for food. To read more about this amazing expedition and their future trips check out oceans.taraexpeditions.org.
Plankton, which means wanderer or drifter in the Greek language, is the name assigned to any micro-organism that drifts around in the oceans or freshwater. They can be divided into two categories - the Phytoplankton ('light-loving' plankton) that include small algae and fungi and the Zooplankton, which includes tiny crustaceans, krill and even the eggs and larvae of larger animals. While tiny, both are crucial to the survival of humans and marine animals. If estimates are to believed the light-loving plankton that conduct photosynthesis just like their counterparts on land, are responsible for producing between 40-80% of the world's supply of oxygen. As for the Zooplankton? They are what keep most of the marine life, ranging from the tiny shrimp to the massive whale - Well-fed and happy!
Resources: news.sciencemagorg.com,cbsnews.com
This article was about the different types of plankton.

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Logan (white boy)
10/15/2012 6:52am

Just eight years ago, Oscar, a mixed breed mutt was one day away from being euthanized in an SPCA shelter. Today, he is a globe-trotting adventurer who has made history by becoming the first dog to travel 200,000 km - All of course, in the quest to highlight the plight of the over 400 million homeless dogs that have not been as lucky - And, he is not done yet.

Oscar's story begins in 2004 at an SPCA in Cape Town, South Africa. Having failed to find a suitable home for the then 2-year old, the officials at the rescue center were planning to put him down the following day, when in walked Joanne Lefson. One look at the tiny pup's pleading brown eyes and she was in love
And she was not wrong - Oscar proved to be such an amazing pet, that Joanne wanted to show him off to educate people all over the world that contrary to common perception, shelter dogs are not old, abused or disturbed, but perfectly great dogs, going through a phase of bad luck similar to what humans undergo sometimes.
So in 2009, the two set off on an epic five-continent world tour with one mission in mind - To try find a happy home for all the dogs that currently reside inside shelters. In the last three years they have visited over 20,000 dog shelters all around the world and appeared on countless television shows to help other canines. Along the way, they have also had time to have a little fun!
So far, the lucky mutt has gone for 'walkies' on the Great Wall of China, swam with crocodiles in Zambia's Zambezi river, trekked the ancient ruins of Machu Pichu in Peru, explored the borders of Pakistan on a rare two-humped camel and, the list goes on and on.
He has also visited some of the world's most famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Statue of Liberty in New York, the Colosseum in Rome, the Taj Mahal in India and even, the Sphinx in Egypt. Not impressed? How about this? He has been on a hot-air balloon ride in Cape Town and recently, even braved a helicopter tour across the Arizona's Grand Canyon.
And if that is not enough, his owner, Joanne who sold her home to finance this epic tour says that the traveling and dog adoption is now in their bloodstream. So, even the thought the original 'woof' tour is over, instead of heading back home, they have now begun revisiting the places they enjoyed the most! Did anyone say lucky

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duck (chad)
10/15/2012 9:11am

I read Want to Help the Environment? Rinse Your Favorite Jeans with 'CatClo ', By Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2012. I like the idea of the jeans to help purify the air.

It helps people with asthma get batter heath wise. By using the sun’s U.V. light and oxygen.

They have 40 pairs of jeans in the field of jeans. Jeans that have been planted in giant seed boxes - highlighting the similarities between plants and CatClo clothing. Given that the coating seems to be most effective on cotton, the results, which will be tested when the event ends on November 4th, should be even better that those produced by Wendy.

I like the field of jeans because I have asthma so it will help me with my asthma so I can breathe batter.

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One Direction! (cassandra)
10/15/2012 9:16am

Mixed breed dog goes on a quest to save other dogs.
This story was written by Meera Dolasia. The title really explains it all. Except that while trying to help other dogs, this dog gets to go on a all out world tour! Just eight years ago, Oscar, a mixed breed mutt was one day away from being euthanized in an SPCA shelter. Today, he is a globe-trotting adventurer who has made history by becoming the first dog to travel 200,000 km - All of course, in the quest to highlight the plight of the over 400 million homeless dogs that have not been as lucky - And, he is not done yet
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Oscar was in a dog shelter for 2 years in Africa. Since no one wanted to adopt him, the people who ran the pet shelter was planning to put him down. He was scheduled to be put down the next day. But on a stroke of luck, Joanne Lefson came to his rescue! Oscar turned out to be a great dog.

Joanne wanted to use Oscar to show people that dogs in shelters are really good dogs. Together they have visited over 20,000 dogs shelters. Also they have been on many television shows, to help the poor little doggies. On the way they have gotten the chance to see new and exciting places. Oscar has walked on the Great Wall Of China, swam with crocodiles, saw some ancient ruins in Peru, rode on a camel, and many more.

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This review is about the article named "London Taxi Turns Street Sounds Into Sweet Music!". This amazing car has a total of 67 speakers costomly built into its frame!! The car gets many funny looks, but more people tend to like it than frown upon it. {It gets stares, but it also gets smiles} The purpose of this unique vehicle is to keep the streets filled with the sound of sweet music to keep peace and harmony about its presence. I personally LOOOVVVEE this car and i would be very proud if i were the owner!! :))

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ZombieMan1 bcuz im awesome
10/15/2012 12:17pm

Scientists Plan Billion Dollar Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Ok so this is pretty kool to do this but I don’t think that this will ever work in a million years because of the type of metal on the plant earth u would need a super metal and than you would need to get a suit so that u wont melt and then if they do, do that than what bout the hole it would possibly let all the heat out and then it would kill use all so then if they do get to the middle of the earth and then it would leak all the liquid metal out and cover us all and kill us so that is what I think of the stupid 9idea like everybody that came up with this zombie man out bcuz I number one

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zombies
10/15/2012 12:19pm

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zombieman1 dakota dinwiddie
10/15/2012 12:18pm

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Jenica
10/15/2012 12:25pm

I decided to do my article review over “Scientists Plan Billion Dollar Journey To The Center Of The Earth”. This article is about how scientists plan to go to the center of the earth.
The team of scientists plans to go to the Pacific Ocean and drill. Then they want to hit the mantle.
The scientists have to be able to secure the equipment to the ocean floor. Also, the drill bits have to be changed every 50 to 60 hours.
Other than the technical challenges, the scientists have to find countries to support this project financially.

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WARF kelsey clark
10/15/2012 12:26pm

The NASA whats to make a trip to the center of the earth and it will be 3.7 miles to the center of the earth and it is also going to cost alot of money one billion dollors to got the senter of the earth.In order reach the Mantle as efficiently as possible and extract samples, the team has identified three areas where the Earth's crust is just 6 km deep, compared to the normal, which ranges from 60-100 km.

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Landon
10/15/2012 12:28pm

Scientists Plan Billion Dollar Journey to The Center Of The Earth


Though humans have been able to send man to the moon and even a giant-sized robot all the way to Mars, they have yet to explore an area that lies just 6km (3.7 miles) beneath the surface of the sea floor - The Earth's Mantle, a 3,000 km thick highly viscous layer that sits between the outer crust that we reside upon and the Earth's core. However, if some scientists have their way that is about to change.
The ginormous undertaking is being planned by an international team of scientists from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) whose mission is to 'Explore the Earth under the Sea'. As you can imagine, this project that co-leader Damon Teagle describes as 'the most challenging endeavor in the history of science', is not for the faint of heart.

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landon
10/15/2012 12:38pm

In order reach the Mantle as efficiently as possible and extract samples, the team has identified three areas where the Earth's crust is just 6 km deep, compared to the normal, which ranges from 60-100 km.
However, given that all three lie in the middle of the Pacific Ocean these are not the easiest targets to get to, especially since they will have to lug along with them equipment long enough to reach 10 km - four to cover the depth of the Pacific Ocean and then six more to drill down into the Mantle.

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Sara Bun Bun (FAIRY!!)
10/15/2012 12:28pm

I am writing about “Mixed Breed Mutt's Quest To Save Other Dogs Turns Into A World 'Woof' Tour”
Just eight years ago, Oscar, a mixed breed mutt was one day away from being euthanized in an SPCA shelter. Today, he is a globe-trotting adventurer who has made history by becoming the first dog to travel 200,000 km - All of course, in the quest to highlight the plight of the over 400 million homeless dogs that have not been as lucky - And, he is not done yet.

Oscar's story begins in 2004 at an SPCA in Cape Town, South Africa. Having failed to find a suitable home for the then 2-year old, the officials at the rescue center were planning to put him down the following day, when in walked Joanne Lefson. One look at the tiny pup's pleading brown eyes and she was in love.m writing about “Mixed Breed Mutt's Quest To Save Other Dogs Turns Into A World 'Woof' Tour.”

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Sara Bun Bun (FAIRY)
10/15/2012 12:34pm

He has vistited some of the most famous landmarks like the Eiffel tower in paris,statue of liberty in New York,the Collosseum in Rome,the Taj MAhal in India and even the Spinx in Egypt. “How about this? He has been on a hot-air balloon ride in Cape Town and recently, even braved a helicopter tour across the Arizona's Grand Canyon.”
And if that is not enough, his owner, Joanne who sold her home to finance this epic tour says that the traveling and dog adoption is now in their bloodstream. So, even the thought the original 'woof' tour is over, instead of heading back home, they have now begun revisiting the places they enjoyed the most! Did anyone say luckyyyyy?

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Sara Bun Bun (FAIRY)
10/15/2012 12:36pm

He has vistited some of the most famous landmarks like the Eiffel tower in paris,statue of liberty in New York,the Collosseum in Rome,the Taj MAhal in India and even the Spinx in Egypt. “How about this? He has been on a hot-air balloon ride in Cape Town and recently, even braved a helicopter tour across the Arizona's Grand Canyon.”
And if that is not enough, his owner, Joanne who sold her home to finance this epic tour says that the traveling and dog adoption is now in their bloodstream. So, even the thought the original 'woof' tour is over, instead of heading back home, they have now begun revisiting the places they enjoyed the most! Did anyone say luckyyyyy?

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Wyatt F.
10/15/2012 12:32pm

Billion Dollar Journey to the Center of the Earth
A team of scientists from IODP are attempting to drill into and explore the earth’s core. The project will cost close to a billion dollars and finding countries to fund the project has been hard. They are going to have to drill a hole 30cm wide in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This would be hard without the fact that they have to switch drill bits every 50 to 60 hours.
Many people have tried before and some have actually got close. The scientists don’t expect to get results for the next decade. So the scientists won’t get any answers until the early 2020s. in conclusion, the very fact that the scientists are able to do tis is amazing.

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jared daily
10/15/2012 12:37pm

hi i like my motercycle it is fun to ride at 64 mi an hour why because it is risky in the mud and that makes it awsome

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jared daily
10/15/2012 12:42pm

that is cool i think what kind of motercycle

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brett schmidt
10/15/2012 12:40pm

On September 21 and 22, some pepole in London were treated to an unusual sight and some sounds - A black taxi with 67 speakers with some great music. However, the sounds emanating were not from the driver's personal music selection, but the bustling city's street noise turned into music.

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elizabeth barnett
10/16/2012 7:39am

My summery is about Its Columbus Day, By Meera Dolasia on October 8, 2012. Well on August 3rd, 1492, there was a guy named Christopher Columbus. He set sail from Palos de la Fonterra, Spain to seek out a new route to India. Well on October 12th, 1492, after him sailing across the Atlantic Ocean for 10 weeks, a crew member sighted land and the adventurer thought he had arrived To India. As we all know it was not the Asian subcontinent, but a small island in the Bahamas that Columbus named San Salvador.
Since then, the explorer's arrival is celebrated by many countries in the Americas and also Spain. So we have a Columbus day on October 8 is when Columbus Day. We don’t have school on Columbus Day but we did this year. In the USA it is called Columbus or Discoverer's day and is observed on the second Monday of October. The second day of Monday of October is Columbus Day.
The Latin Americans call Columbus Day dia de la raza and the Spanish calls Columbus day dia de la hispanidad and they both celebrate t Columbus day on October 12th. The Spaniard reached mainland and they thought it was India. Whether you are celebrating it today or four days from now, have a great holiday. Columbus has when from where he lived and he wanted to go to the new word to see how it was.

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Black Boy, steven
10/16/2012 8:01am

The company is not done with the development yet - On September 22nd, they will release the first mass-produced Soccket - One that is six to seven times more energy efficient than the current prototype and has the capacity to store enough energy to power a reading lamp, a water purifier and even an emergency cell phone charger. The best news is that for $60 USD apiece (includes LED lamp), it will be available to anyone who wants it. The company is also hoping that people not only buy one for themselves but also, donate one to a country in need.

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sam the man
10/18/2012 12:19pm

i think it is some cool

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J.E.!!!!((: / Juliet!!
10/19/2012 12:11pm

Scientist Discover 1.5 Million New Species Of Plankton And..... Lots Of Plastic!


15 scientists, in the past 2 ½ years, have been scouring the oceans in search of some of earth’s smallest yet most important organisms – Plankton. The exhausting research has revealed or discovered some of the greatest news. It has also revealed some, not so encouraging news.
In all, the researchers collected around 27,000 samples from 152 areas – all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific, Atlantic and even the Antarctic Ocean. The scientist first sorted out the organisms by size and then classified them with the help of automated imaging system.
Over 1.5 million new species of Plankton was unveiled. The smaller ones were of course more abundant in the number of species, as well as, count. They also found some unexpected cohabitant patterns.
I have learned that this discovery has been very helpful to scientists. I have learned lots from it, too. These are some of the things I have learned from this article.

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$$Dallas..R..Hall$$
10/21/2012 1:48pm

Rinse Your Clothes with ‘CatClo’

I am summarizing an article about a way to wash your jeans by helping the environment. This article was typed by Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2012. If you want to help the environment but you don’t know how to start, then this article might help. (The University of Sheffield scientist Tony Ryan and London College of Fashion artist and designer Helen Storey have come up with an solution.) )They came up with a solution that will turn us all, into efficient walking air filters.)

(The amazing invention is a laundry additive called Catalytic Clothing, which when mixed in with normal detergent turns your clothes into magnets for some of our worst air pollutants.) (Some pollutants include Nitrogen oxide emitted from normal gas powered vehicles it is believed to be the cause of many respiratory illness including asthma.) The secret behind CatClo is grounded in chemistry. (When it is added to a laundry washing cycle, it coats the clothes with nano particles of Titanium oxide.) It reacts to the sun’s UV rays to create highly reactive electrons. (The electrons are called hydroxyl radicals and super-oxide ions.)

(The pollutants that stick to the clothing and they are unable to break down and they simply wash off the next time you wash them.) I think this article is really helpful to people that want to help protect the environment. This will help me and people in the future because we might need to help protect our environment later on. If more and more people use CatClo in the future, (it would really impact on cleaning our air pollution.)

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Kassie Alley
10/23/2012 1:01pm

London Taxi Turns Street Sounds Into Sweet Music


In the Make The City sound better project in London on September 21st and 22nd people “were treated unusual sight and some sweet sounds.” To test out some new headphones made by a City sound better project in London on September 21st and 22nd people “were treated unusual sight and some sweet sounds.” To test out some new headphones made by a Dutch manufacture AiAiAi. Some people who actually got to ride in the car were indeed satisfied with these new headphones. I chose this article becase I thought it would be interesting.

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