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Blob of Wam Water off Pacific Coast Connected to Odd Weather


Late in the fall of 2013, University of Washington climate scientist Nick Bond noticed a big patch of water in the Pacific Ocean, just off the west coast, that was warmer than surrounding waters. Bond and his colleagues believe that this warm patch of water, may have played a part in Washington State’s mild 2014 winter. The researchers also believe that it may be impacting marine life along the west coast. He joins us to talk about his team’s research and findings. And... NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, ended its 11 year mission when it ran out of fuel and crashed into its surface on Thursday. Anne Ball will tell us more. Philip Alexiou tells us that a Russian cargo spacecraft was to deliver supplies to the International Space Station this past week. But, a problem that developed after launch prevented it from reaching the ISS. Rosanne Skirble reports on the development of the first ever biodegradable surgical glue for use inside the body. She also tracks it journey from research to market. From Los Angeles, Michael O’Sullivan reports that this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is being awarded to two scientists who have worked for conservation on the land and in the ocean. Art Chimes has a report on a customized 4-D medical device for very young patients that changes as their young bodies grow. George Putic tells us that a new multi-camera studio that captures motion in 3D and will bring video analysis to an exceptional level. We'll have these stories and more on today's edition of VOA's Science, Health and Technology magazine - Science World!

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