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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space.
UA system releases financial report

...unrestricted revenues," the release stated. "It had clean audits from its independent auditors and also the Office of Naval Research."Vice President of Finance and Administration Dr. Ashok Roy presented the report to the board.The 2013 Annual...
Should Ketchikan rejoin Alaska?

Maybe we should secede," was a comment at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce meeting the Wednesday after the Aug. 22 primary election. The comment was in jest. Seceding had been tried and failed.
Robotics students successfully cap 'oil spill'

In an exciting last-minute success, a team of students trying to cap a mock-oil spill with aquatic robots succeeded.
Alaska Digest

Dungeness harvest predicted to be down, Ionospheric research center operational, Anchorage program targets trash bears, Man survive bear mauling near Kenai
Ferry service could link Kenai, Anchorage

...very many of them," Madden said of the ferry, which is being jointly funded by the Mat-Su Borough and the Office of Naval Research. The $50 million, 195-foot ferry will displace 940 tons fully loaded. It is designed to lift a central barge...
Experimental Navy communications satellite launched from Kodiak complex on Alaska island

ANCHORAGE - A rocket launched from an Alaska island Tuesday is carrying an experimental Navy satellite designed to provide safer combat communications.
Photos: Underwater robotics

Thunder Mountain High School freshman Nathalie Aguirre, 15, center, receives a hug from her friend Teresa Rose, 15, as her teammate Trevor Ham, 15, pulls their remotely controlled vehicle out of the water at the Augustus Brown Pool on Sunday. Sea Perch is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research as part of the National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering in order to encourage students to pursue careers in science and engineering in general, and naval architecture, marine engineering, naval engineering and advanced marine design. The program is funded locally through the Juneau Economic Development Council.
Ventura seeks out conspiracy theories at Alaska station

MINNEAPOLIS - Jesse Ventura is back for another stab at TV stardom, this time hosting a program that digs into conspiracy theories, including alternate views of what was behind the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the purpose of a sprawling research center in remote Alaska.
My Turn: Shipping natural gas from the North Slope?

A transportation route that has fascinated visionaries in the far north for centuries deserves practical study: shipping natural gas directly from the North Slope to market in tankers until a pipeline is operational.


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