News tagged with underwater

Underwater robots help discover hidden faults

(—Hidden beneath ocean waves and masked by sand and mud on the seafloor, underwater faults are notoriously difficult to see and even more difficult to study. As a result, geologists struggle to evaluate the risks ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Keeping ship hulls free of marine organisms

Special underwater coatings prevent shells and other organisms from growing on the hull of ships—but biocide paints are ecologically harmful. Together with the industry, researchers have developed more environmentally-friendly ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Materials Science
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