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At the Arizona border, mapping migrant deaths could help save lives in the future
Geographers paint a grim picture of survival in the Sonoran Desert, but their detailed analyses also provide a tool for search and rescue.
Big Pic: The Last Radio Antenna Arrives At Chile’s Massive ALMA Telescope
The last in a set of 66 radio antennas has been delivered to the ambitious observatory in Chile's Atacama desert, more than 16,000 feet above sea level.
Tiny Poisonous Trees Could Fight Climate Change In The Desert
Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts.
How Robots Will Do the Heavy Lifting in the Sahara and Antarctica
Already under construction, these two projects are saving humans from having to work in two of the most inhospitable environments … Continued
A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand
Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls
Video: Solar Sinter Project Turns the Desert’s Free Abundance of Sand and Sun into 3-D-Printed Glass
Markus Kayser’s Solar Sinter project takes the desert’s two most abundant resources, sunlight and sand and puts them to work … Continued
New Fog-Harvesting Devices Could Provide Clean Drinking Water for the World’s Poor
MIT engineer takes advantage of a mist opportunity
Video: Panasonic Ships A Snowman 8,000 Kilometers to the Desert, In a Cardboard Box
Using no refrigeration, a snowman made in Japan traveled 5,314 miles to the desert of Bahrain, surviving the journey in … Continued
NASA Radar Developed for Mars Could Find Water Hiding Deep Beneath Earth Deserts
With 884 million people lacking a reliable source of clean drinking water, droughts throughout Africa and the Middle East exacerbating … Continued
Scientists Concoct a $2-Trillion-Per-Year Plan To Geoengineer The Sahara Desert
Now that scientists agree that humans have profoundly changed the Earth’s climate, many have begun asking if we can use … Continued