Brown Water Shipping On Mars?

Is this photo proof that Mars once had an intertwined inland waterway system? NASA scientists say that photos taken recently by the Curiosity Rover reveal diffinitive evidence that a river once flowed vigorously across the surface of Mars. NASA says that the rock outcrop shown above, hereby named "Hottah" after Hottah Lake in Northwest Canada, show ancient streambed … [Read more...]

Robojelly – Robotic Combat Jellyfish Of The Future

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are working on U.S. Navy project dubbed Robojelly to put robot jellyfish in waters around the world. The purpose of Robojelly is to better understand the fundamentals of nature's own propulsion mechanisms, said Shashank Priya, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Virginia Tech, lead researcher … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for February 27th, 2012 – “Wir sind in Scapa Flow!!”

Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien in 1940 Kriegsmarine Commander of Submarines Karl Dönitz devised a plan to attack Scapa Flow by submarine within days of the outbreak of war. Its goal would be twofold: firstly, that displacing the Home Fleet from Scapa Flow would slacken the British North Sea blockade and grant Germany greater freedom to attack the Atlantic convoys.  … [Read more...]