News tagged with underwater

The deep sea, from a robot's perspective

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean fl oor to search for raw materials. ...

Nov 02, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0

Phenomenon of plate tectonics explained

Transform faults subdivide the mid-ocean ridge into segments. Up until now, it was thought that these faults were ruptures that formed in less stable crust areas. Taras Gerya has recorded a model of the dynamics ...

Aug 31, 2010 4.7 / 5 (7) 0

Highlight of the Polarstern expedition

The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association for the first time sent its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) on an under-ice mission at about 79° North. The four-metre-long, torpedo ...

Jul 29, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0