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 ...
New buoys enable submerged subs to communicate
Robot submarine patrols Lake Michigan for climate-change study
Researchers at Purdue University are using a robotic submarine and other specialized tools in Lake Michigan to gather biological and environmental data showing how young fish vital to the ecosystem may cope ...
Nanotech Speakers Hold Promise for Sonar Uses
(PhysOrg.com) -- UT Dallas researchers have found that carbon nanotube sheets perform well as underwater sound generators and noise-canceling speakers, two highly desirable traits for submarine sonar and stealth ...
Synchronized Swimming for Submarines
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature shows and Caribbean vacation commercials often depict a school of fish moving as a single entity to avoid obstacles and elude prey. Engineers hope to give unmanned mini-submarines, ...
Expedition heads for world's deepest undersea volcanoes
A British scientific expedition is heading into the world's deepest volcanic rift, more than three miles beneath the waves in the Caribbean, to hunt for the deepest "black smoker" vents detected so far on ...
Unmanned U.S. frigates to stalk submarines (w/ Video)
Australian WWII wreck seen for first time in 66 years
An Australian hospital ship which was torpedoed in World War II and sank with the loss of 268 lives was seen for the first time in 66 years Sunday when a remote-control camera captured footage of the wreck.