News tagged with underwater

AUVs: From idea to implementation

Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean. This fo ...

Nov 07, 2011
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Hey, bacteria, get off of my boat!

Submerge it and they will come. Opportunistic seaweed, barnacles, and bacterial films can quickly befoul almost any underwater surface, but researchers are now using advances in nanotechnology and materials science to design ...

Oct 31, 2011
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Mapping the formation of an underwater volcano

On Oct. 9 an underwater volcano started to emerge in waters off El Hierro Island in the Canaries, Spain. Researchers of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO, Ministry of Science and Innovation) only needed 15 days to ...

Oct 28, 2011
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Help NASA find life on Mars with MAPPER

(PhysOrg.com) -- Would you like to participate in NASA's analog research program? Interested in helping scientists pinpoint where to look for signs of life on Mars and elsewhere in the universe? Now you can, ...

Sep 28, 2011
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Exploring science through underwater robotics

Across the country this summer, middle and high school students are making a splash by discovering science and engineering while building programmable robots to accomplish underwater missions. "WaterBotics," an innovative ...

Jul 25, 2011
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Roman ship carried live fish in tank

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new report published in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology shows that Roman fishing ships may have used a pumping system to supply oxygenated water to an onboard fish tank. ...

Jun 06, 2011 report
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