News

Student rep wanted! South East England Soil Discussion Group (SEESOIL)

24th February 2015

SEESOIL is a regional group of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), covering south east England and East Anglia, although it welcomes members from all over the country. The current committee members are based at University of Reading, Cranfield University and Forest Research (Surrey). We are now seeking nominations for a new student representative to join the SEESOIL committee.


Help Spread the Science Word.....

10th February 2015

Soapbox Science is an annual public science communication event that brings cutting-edge science to the public, in an accessible, fun, free and un-intimidating way. Unlike other science events, a ‘Soapbox’ audience will not have necessarily planned to come and learn about science – rather, they happen across a bunch of world-class scientists as they stroll down the streets!


NASA launches groundbreaking soil moisture mapping satellite

4th February 2015

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, a mission with broad applications for science and society, lifted off at 6:22 a.m. PST (9:22 a.m. EST) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.


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