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Friday, January 11, 2019
ship navigation bridge
Interesting

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

January 11, 2019
Total Views: 106

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Longest Sailable Straight Line on Earth
Blog

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.

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 410

Monday, April 30, 2018
Thwaites Glacier
News

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

April 30, 2018
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated
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New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European

February 13, 2018
Total Views: 57

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Solar Eclipse Over Pacific Ocean
Blog

Scientists Discover Bow Waves In Space

In August 2017 the “Great American Eclipse” crossed the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States. Most Americans witnessed

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
arctic ice
News

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

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 90

Friday, May 12, 2017
Scientists Discover Narwhals Use Unicorn-Like Tusk to Stun Prey
News

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

May 12, 2017
Total Views: 20

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought
News

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

March 9, 2017
Total Views: 132

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
World's Largest Pearl
Maritime News

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

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 23

Friday, August 19, 2016
Environment

Ocean Hosts World’s Largest Migration

by Oliver Milman (TheGuardian) The largest migration on Earth is very rarely seen by human eyes, yet it happens every day. Billions of marine

August 19, 2016
Total Views: 10

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Humanoid Robotic Diver OceanOne May Revolutionize Subsea Exploration
Maritime News

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

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 154

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ship Photo of the Day – Ships in Suez Canal Seen from Space
News

Ship Photo of the Day – Ships in Suez Canal Seen from Space

Today’s ship photo comes to us from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who snapped this photo of ships in line through the Suez Canal from the International

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 62

Thursday, August 6, 2015
UK University Seeking First Drone Ship Voyage Across Atlantic
Maritime News

UK University Seeking First Drone Ship Voyage Across Atlantic

  A university in the UK is looking to become the first to design, build and sail the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 89

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast
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Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scientific sonar spots unknown shipwreck, possibly dating to the American Revolution Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a

July 21, 2015
Total Views: 8

Monday, June 15, 2015
deep sea jellyfish
News

Stunning VIDEO Of Newly Discovered Deep Sea Creatures

A team of scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer have mounted a unique crowd-sourced exploration of the largely unknown deep sea off

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 65

Monday, May 4, 2015
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship,

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 291

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Scientists Geek Out Over Sperm Whale Encounter
News

Scientists Geek Out Over Sperm Whale Encounter

A team of scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus got super excited when a large sperm whale decided to check out the ROV Hercules at a depth 598 meters off

April 16, 2015
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen Locates Famous WWII Shipwreck
Interesting

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen Locates Famous WWII Shipwreck

A team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered a long-lost Japanese battleship that was sunk during WWII with the loss of over

March 4, 2015
Total Views: 80

Monday, January 12, 2015
SpaceX Rocket Makes Hard Landing Aboard ‘Drone Spaceport Ship’
Maritime News

SpaceX Rocket Makes Hard Landing Aboard ‘Drone Spaceport Ship’

SpaceX founder and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk said the company's Falcon 9 rocket made a hard landing but reached the ocean-going "drone spaceport ship"

January 12, 2015
Total Views: 177

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Louisiana Shipyard Building Drone Landing Ship for SpaceX Rocket
Maritime News

Louisiana Shipyard Building Drone Landing Ship for SpaceX Rocket

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed that his SpaceX space transport company is currently developing an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" that will act

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 376
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