News from the Field

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Film Crew Rescued off Antarctica

On Saturday, the Chilean navy rescued four documentary filmmakers from Brazil after their yacht became trapped in ice off the coast of Antarctica. The crew was working on a project about navigating... Read More

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Gold-medal-winning diver dies at 43

Former Olympic gold-medal-winning diver Mark Lenzi died on Monday in Greenville, North Carolina at age 43. Lenzi had been hospitalized for several weeks with low blood pressure but his cause of... Read More

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Boonen Steals Huge Win at Paris-Roubaix

On Sunday in France, Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen scored his fourth-career Paris-Roubaix victory and equaled Roger de Vlaeminck's all-time win record from the 1970s. Boonen, 31, broke away with 35... Read More

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Navy to Use Robocopters to Catch Pirates

The U.S. Navy plans to begin using robotic helicopters to catch pirates in congested coastal waters, the Office of Naval Research announced last week. In a press release on April 5, the ONR said it... Read More

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Anchorage Sees Snowfall Record

A storm dropped four inches of snow on Anchorage, Alaska over the weekend, breaking the city's snowfall record and pushing the winter total above 11 feet for only the second time ever. Anchorage... Read More