Friday, February 5, 2021
Monday, June 22, 2020
Map of World’s Uncharted Ocean Floor Takes Shape Despite Crisis
By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the...
Friday, January 3, 2020
How strong is your favorite knot? MIT Scientists Invent New Rope Fibers To Study Knots
How secure is your favorite knot? “Although knots have been around for thousands of years,” says applied mathematician Vishal Patil of MIT, “not much is known about why they...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Icebound: The Climate-Change Secrets of 19th Century Ship’s Logbooks
By Andrew R.C. Marshall OXFORD, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) – On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole
German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in the name of climate...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
UN Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating Ice Melt
By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) –Days after millions of climate protesters called for international action and global leaders convened at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the world’s top climate-science body...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”
For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic winter from the...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Scientists Make Unplanned Update to World Magnetic Model as ‘North Pole’ Shifts Towards Siberia
Scientists with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) have made an early update to World Magnetic Model (WMM), which helps navigation systems used by ships, planes, and submarines in...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Researchers Recreate Rogue Wave in Lab, Shedding Light on How They Form in Open Ocean
Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have worked out the unique set of conditions that allow for the creation of ‘freak’ or ‘rogue’ waves that can seemingly appear...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix
By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
This is the Longest Sailable Straight Line Path on Earth
In 2012, reddit user kepleronlyknows posted a map claiming to show the longest straight line a vessel could theoretically sail on earth without hitting land. The map showed a route...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks
OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Arctic Sea Ice May Be Declining Faster Than Expected -Study
CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements,...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Scientists Discover Narwhals Use Unicorn-Like Tusk to Stun Prey
Narwhal’s have been called some of the world’s strangest animals, with their unicorn-like tusks that can reach over 8 feet long. Over the years unique feature has attracted a lot of attention...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought
UM Rosenstiel scientist and colleague’s findings are critical for safe operations at sea University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Mark Donelan and his Norwegian Meteorological...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Filipino Fisherman May Have Kept the World’s Largest Pearl Under His Bed for Years Without Realizing It
More than 10 years ago a fisherman from the Philippines scooped up a giant pearl from the seafloor and kept it under his bed for good luck. Now experts are trying...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Humanoid Robotic Diver OceanOne May Revolutionize Subsea Exploration
Some really, really smart people at Stanford University have built human-like robot that they hope could one day revolutionize subsea exploration and other underwater tasks considered far too dangerous for human divers. ...
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