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Lotus Leaves inspire Net that could Clean Oil Spills

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil but lets water through and could help clean oil spills. The work was partly inspired by lotus leaves, whose bumpy surfaces naturally repel water but not oil.
SENSOR SNIFFS OUT METHANE IN DEEP-SEA VENTS AND COWS

Sensor sniffs out methane in deep-sea vents and cows

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat about 20 times more effectively than carbon dioxide. Understanding the sources of methane, and how...
Underwater robot maps sea ice

Underwater robot maps Antactic ice

An underwater robot has enabled researchers to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Scientists from the UK, USA and...
Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch shows you ships fishing in protected areas

In the last 60 years the fishing industry have caught nine out of every ten large fish. That's only 10% of large fish like...
World Record Dive

Deep diving record broken in Dahab

Ahmed Gabr has made the deepest ever scuba dive—to 332.35 meters—in Dahab in Egypt. The dive was projected to take 14 hours to complete, with...
Deploying Red Tide Detector

Sensors watch for Red Tides

This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Solid Air project removes need for diving tanks of compressed air

Project to replace diving tanks with “solid air” wins prize

Students win $1000 to advance their process by which oxygen and nitrogen can be harnessed in solid form and used by SCUBA divers.
Underwater Street View -Bermuda, North East Breaker

Google adds more Virtual Dives to Underwater Street View

With the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey, Google has added more underwater locations to its "Street View". Google put the first marine images up...
Handshake ocean-floor fault found

Deep-Sea Study reveals cause of 2011 Tsunami

The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists...

New Sensor Monitors Ocean Acidification

Scientists and engineers have achieved the first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification. The new technology, that will...