News tagged with ocean exploration

Scripps vessel named for Sally Ride

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation's newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Polar storms spur ocean circulation

Though it seems like an oxymoron, Arctic hurricanes happen, complete with a central "eye," extreme low barometric pressure and towering 30-foot waves that can sink small ships and coat metal platforms with ...

dateDec 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Orion drop test on Jan. 06, 2012

(PhysOrg.com) -- After six months of testing, an 18,000 pound (8,165 kg) Orion mockup took its final splash into NASA Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin on Jan. 6.

dateJan 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Ocean cacophony a torment for sea mammals

With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and gas exploration and the underwater din of military testing, ocean noise levels have become unbearable for some sea mammals.

dateDec 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high fidelity, according to scientists from the University of New Hampshire and ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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