Liquid Robotics has announced the Wave Glider SV3, what it calls the worldʼs first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot. These super-smart robots have been revamped with Wi-Fi and cellular communications and are primed to compete in a series of industries, and might eventually create a couple new ones while they’re at it. (Pics)
Dolphin behavior is still largely an enigma to humans.
Research from the University of Southampton, which examines how dolphins might process their sonar signals, could provide a new system for human-made sonar to detect targets, such as sea mines, in bubbly water. Continue reading… “Do Dolphins Think Nonlinearly?”
If you happen to be curious about what the future home of your grandchildren might look like, take a glance at Remistudio’s concept hotel called The Ark. Russian architect, Alexander Remizov, is the mastermind behind the project, he believes that his floating “slinky,” which can hold up to 10,000 people can have multiple uses, including a safe house for disaster relief. The prototype’s main materials are timber, steel ,and high-strength ETFE plastic and it is built to handle land and/or water…
Dark seasonal streaks on crater walls could be flows of salty water.
We have known for a while now that ice exists on Mars. We have seen a lot of suggestions that liquid water may have once existed on the surface in huge rivers and oceans. But NASA has announced for the first time, they may have actually spotted some flowing, liquid water.
The Jiaolong reached 16,591 ft in a dive in international waters in the Pacific.
Scientists in China aim to complete the world’s deepest dive in a manned submersible in 2012 by going to 7,000 meters (22,966 ft) beneath the sea after a successful test dive in the Pacific Ocean, state news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.
The combined effects of climate change, over-exploitation, pollution and habitat loss will cause the mass extinction.
Ocean life is at an imminent risk of the worst spate of extinctions in millions of years due to threats such as climate change and over-fishing, according to a study led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).