Superconductor magnet spacecraft heat shield being developed
Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate
Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. But a new study shows that they ...
China team takes on tech challenge of supercavitation
Researchers marvel at world's deepest sea vents
Researchers steering a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have collected numerous samples from sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea where blazing hot, mineral-rich ...
Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint
(Phys.org)—Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
Researchers discover what vampire squids eat: It's not what you think (Update)
(Phys.org)—About 100 years ago, marine biologists hauled the first vampire squid up from the depths of the sea. Since that time, perhaps a dozen scientific papers have been published on this mysterious ...
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 ...
Autonomous sea gliders record sounds of fish emptying buoyancy bladders
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. ...
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 ...
New Triton submarine in race to reach ocean bottom
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.