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New World Drilling-Depth Record Of Scientific Ocean Drilling Set By Chikyu
2012-09-06 09:27:35

Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets a world new record by drilling down and obtains rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean.

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2009-10-10 08:06:32

IODP Expedition 322 of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment Stage 2 complete.

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2009-09-05 14:09:27

Scientists return from first ever riser drilling operations in seismogenic zone.

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2009-07-30 10:50:00

Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japan— Despite harsh atmospheric and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling

2009-07-30 10:25:11

Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.

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2005-02-03 13:53:58

Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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