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2009-08-08 23:46:02

A man was killed Saturday in an English powerboat race after his boat was struck by another as he rounded a turn. Alex Edmunds, 41, was a co-pilot, The Times of London said. The race was his first. Hundreds of spectators, including Edmunds' parents, were watching the regatta in the harbor in the southeastern port of Dover. The rest of the powerboat races at the two-day Dover Regatta were canceled. Barry Williams, of the Royal Yachting Association, told The Daily Telegraph both boats involved...

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

U.S. government researchers announced Wednesday that satellites can spot the leading edge of a Tsunami by detecting giant waves and getting people out of their way. The researchers looked at satellite images in the Indian Ocean as the December 2004 tsunami hit Thailand, Sri Lanka and other places.  They found patterns in the water that shows evidence of the big wave. "We've found that roughness of the surface water provides a good measure of the true strength of the tsunami along its...

2009-06-01 08:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated the ability to communicate in real time with a submerged submarine at classified speeds and depths. This capability, which addresses one of the most significant shortfalls in submarine communications, was exhibited for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy during an at-sea trial of Raytheon's Deep Siren Tactical Paging (DSTP) system. The U.K. Ministry of Defence reported that Deep Siren demonstrated "the...

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2009-05-29 12:44:24

"Anybody who observes waves can see that they are not the same height in winter and summer, but rather that their height varies over time, and we have applied a 'non- seasonal' statistical model in order to measure extreme events such as these", Fernando J. M©ndez, an engineer at the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics at the University of Cantabria and co-author of a study published recently in the journal Coastal Engineering, tells SINC. The new model can chart the pattern of extreme...

2009-05-11 06:50:00

Warning System to Operate in the Bay of Bengal, Providing Critical Data to the Tsunami Warning Centers SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of the Kingdom of Thailand for the production and delivery of an SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) system. The STB will replace...

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2009-05-05 13:51:41

Scientists are hoping a new set of buoys in the Indian Ocean will provide farmers with information that can better predict monsoons in some of the world's most underdeveloped regions. Michael McPhaden of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the international project consists of buoys that will gauge wind, rainfall and temperature in the Indian Ocean, where data collection has been sparse in comparison to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Researchers began the...

2009-04-30 11:34:00

U.S. space agency scientists say they are preparing a satellite to measure the salinity of Earth's oceans. The Aquarius satellite, to be launched during May 2010, will be the first National Aeronautics and Space Administration instrument to track sea salinity from space. Sea saltiness today, as it has been for centuries, is measured by samples taken by ships' crews or, more recently, by automated buoys. But there are vast areas of the ocean where salinity has never been measured, NASA said....

2009-03-10 06:50:00

Two Warning Systems to Operate in the South China Sea, Providing Critical Data to the Chinese Tsunami Warning Center in Beijing SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the People's Republic of China State Oceanographic Agency to produce and deliver two SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems. The systems will be the basis of China's tsunami warning system network in the...

2009-03-09 11:40:00

GEORGETOWN, S.C., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials with Santee Cooper, Coastal Carolina University and the South Carolina Energy Office today announced the launch of weather buoys that will measure wind off the coast of Georgetown and Little River, a significant step that positions South Carolina as a leader in the rapidly developing national wind energy landscape. Six buoys and two land-based stations will measure wind speed, direction and frequency at stations up to six miles...

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2008-11-10 14:03:47

The newly implemented Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean, GITEWS, goes into operation today and with this, the system enters its final phase of optimization. As foreseen, the system was officially handed over to the BMKG (Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia) by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, slightly less than four years after the catastrophe of 2004. "We are very pleased to put the Tsunami...


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