Subsea cable to double S.Africa Internet capacity
A new undersea telecommunications cable has landed in South Africa, investors announced Tuesday, saying the link would double the broadband capacity of the continent's largest economy.
Branson unveils 'flying' sub to plumb ocean depths
British billionaire Richard Branson unveiled plans to pilot a "flying" mini-submarine down to the furthest depths of the oceans, in his latest record-breaking adventure.
New device uses submarine technology to diagnose stroke quickly
A medical device developed by retired U.S. Navy sonar experts, using submarine technology, is a new paradigm for the detection, diagnosis and monitoring of stroke, says a team of interventional radiologists at the Society ...
Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes
In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel ...
Whales 'scared' by sonars, but scientist say its not just sonars that could cause problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Beaked whales are frightened by sonars used to hunt for submarines, according to new research.
Scientists to study effects of shipping containers lost at sea
Each year, an estimated 10,000 shipping containers fall off container ships at sea. Although many of these containers float at the surface for months, most eventually sink to the seafloor. No one knows what ...
ONR's TechSolutions creating green ideas that light up ships and submarines
One Sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent bulbs with a quiet alternative inspired the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to create the Solid State Lighting (SSL) project, currently being evaluated aboard ...
Ego Compact Semi Submarine allows for underwater exploration for the lay person
Volcano study lays foundations for ancient maps
Research into submarine volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean will lay the groundwork for scientists to map the Earth as it was millions of years ago.
Scientists unveil robotic submarine to explore beneath Antarctic ice shelf
(PhysOrg.com) -- Northern Illinois University and DOER Marine today unveiled a new 28-foot long, cigar-shaped robotic submarine to be used in exploration beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
US Navy introduces smoking ban on submarines
Giving up smoking may be a New Year's resolution for some, but all US sailors will now have to follow suit, as the US Navy moves to ban its crews from smoking aboard submarines starting Friday.
Plan to use submarines to subdue typhoons/hurricanes
Help from sonar determines whether historic shipwreck poses oil pollution threat
Experts hope to use sonar images of a sunken ship off California’s coast to determine whether the vessel is at risk of leaking oil. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) sent a robotic submersible ...
UF's 'SubjuGator' begins competing today in robo-sub contest
As technicians maneuver remotely operated vehicles to try to stem the Gulf gusher, the next generation — submarines that perform missions on their own with no human control — will be in the spotlight in ...