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Space Station Research Exposing The Salty Truth Of Supercritical Water Transitions
2013-07-23 11:49:23

There is a moment when everything changes. Something familiar crosses a boundary and suddenly behaves in new ways.

Does Treating Oil Spills With Chemical Dispersants Fix The Problem?
2013-07-07 18:45:47

Treating oil spills at sea with chemical dispersants is detrimental to European sea bass.

2013-05-24 23:21:21

Nanotech WOW! products are used as an anti-fouling coating on propellers. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Some unconventional anti-fouling prop treatments used

2012-10-22 10:36:59

The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed.

2012-10-20 04:01:58

Bodkin Design & Engineering (BD&E) has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the Navy to develop a prototype wave harvesting system capable of generating power from

Fouling Of ships' Hulls Prevented With New Paints
2012-06-11 11:02:01

The colonization of hulls by algae, barnacles, mussels and other organisms is a major problem for both pleasure boats and merchant tonnage.

2012-04-17 22:19:59

Two years ago this week, oil began streaming from the seafloor into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform.

2012-03-01 13:13:14

Non-fouling materials that resist cell adhesion are very important in fundamental research on cell–biomaterial interactions and for practical applications.


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Vase Tunicate, Ciona intestinalis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Vase Tunicate (Ciona intestinalis) is a species of sea squirt widely distributed in Northern European waters. It has also spread to other parts of the world, where it is considered invasive. It grows in dense aggregations on any floating or submerged substrate, especially on artificial structures like pilings, aquaculture gear, floats and boat hulls. It is found in the lower intertidal and subtidal zones. Sea squirts have been long recognized as being possibly the closest invertebrate...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.