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IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica Confirms Existence of Cosmic Neutrinos

In the news today, the existence of cosmic neutrinos was confirmed by Antarctic scientists. I had the opportunity to work at the South Pole Station during the operation of the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory, and feel lucky to have become friends with PI Albrecht Karle and his team. A few articles about Ice Cube and …

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First Results From The BICEP2 CMB Telescope Announced re: Gravitational Waves in the Cosmic Microwave Background

A little over a year ago, I had the extraordinary opportunity to work with scientists John Kovac, Jon Kaufman, Howard Hui, and others at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (summary of my experience living and working at the south pole) on the BICEP2 and KECK Array Microwave Telescopes. Learning about how the telescopes worked, …

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Living and Working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, Summer 2012-2013

During the Austral Summer of 2012-2013, I traveled to Antarctica to work as a Cook, EMT, Tour Guide, and Photojournalist at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. While I was living there, I took over 10,000 photos, hours of video footage, and published an article about life in Antarctica on my blog every single day.  Here’s …

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A Tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica

After living and working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the summer 2012-2013 season, I’ve had the chance to see most parts of the station. Additionally, I also worked as a tour guide for the various tourist groups who visited the station. Here’s a brief narrated video tour of both the elevated station as …

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The South Pole Emergency Lifeboat

During the summer at the south pole, there are regular airplane flights, skiier expeditions, and all sorts of transportation to and from the station. If an emergency happens, it’s relatively easy to escape from the station. However, during the very very cold winter months, when it’s dark out 24/7, there is absolutely no way to …

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Lane Patterson Starts Up The South Pole Greenhouse for Winter 2013

Although it wasn’t used during my summer season, the South Pole Station does have its very own spaceage greenhouse. In preparation for the upcoming Winter season, scientists Lane Patterson arrived on station shortly before the winter closure to get things started. Lane will be running the Greenhouse all winter, which ideally will produce about 25lbs …

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