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Ocean thermal renewable energy technology tested in the Maldives

Bringing a new form of renewable energy to remote diving areas
Shoal of Fish

Swimming fish may improve the design of robots

The constant, seemingly random, movement of fish is actually gives them the best sensory feedback they can get to navigate the world, say Johns...
Deep water horizon oil rig explosion

Looking back at the Deepwater Horizon spill 8 years on

You know an event is big when they cast Mark Wahlberg to star in a film telling the story six years later. That is...

Autonomous shipping is the future for the maritime industry

In terms of transportation, we hear a lot about the future of land-based travel, with self-driving cars a hot topic for discussion. We also...
Delicate grasping of a sea cucumber at a depth of 1282 m.

Marine biologists explore delicate deep-sea life with soft robotics and 3D printing

Marine biologists have been able to investigate and interact with fragile deep-sea organisms using 3D-printed soft robotic manipulators. During a deep-sea expedition to the Phoenix...
Wireless communication breaks air-water boundary

Wireless communication breaks air-water boundary

Today, underwater sensors cannot share data with those on land, as both use different wireless signals that only work in their respective mediums. Radio...

Ocean Clean-Up System Launches for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ocean Cleanup device heads for great Pacific garbage patch. Propelled by wind and waves, it to passively catches and concentrates plastic debris in front of it.

Fleet of robots maps ocean fronts

The robots will help us to understand and monitor how key issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing, pollution, waste, loss of habitats and biodiversity, shipping, security and mining are affecting global ocean sustainability and stewardship.
Undersea Methane bubbles

Using sound to detect undersea methane might help measure greenhouse gas

Scientists have successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor, opening the door to using acoustics to identify and measure this important...

Transparent Eel-like Robot Swims Silently Underwater

The bot is a step toward a future when soft robots can swim in the ocean alongside fish and invertebrates without disturbing or harming them.