News tagged with submarine

Navy tests ocean drones off US coast

Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed by their U.S. Navy masters.

dateAug 08, 2012 in Engineering
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Getting to the bottom of the Fijian Ocean

( -- Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, thanks to research from The Australian National University.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Unmanned vessel could soon be working for Navy

Technology that sent unmanned aircraft over Iraq and Afghanistan soon could be steering unstaffed naval boats for such dangerous tasks as minesweeping, submarine detection, intelligence gathering and approaching hostile vessels.

dateApr 12, 2012 in Engineering
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Volcanoes deliver two flavors of water

Seawater circulation pumps hydrogen and boron into the oceanic plates that make up the seafloor, and some of this seawater remains trapped as the plates descend into the mantle at areas called subduction zones. By analyzing ...

dateFeb 26, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Cliffhanging corals avoid trawler damage

Bottom trawling fishing boats have devastated many cold water coral reefs along the margin of the North East Atlantic Ocean. Now, researchers have found large cold water coral colonies clinging to the vertical and overhanging ...

dateJan 20, 2012 in Environment
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