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Building Better Robots Based On Natural Jellyfish Movement
2013-10-18 10:59:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This past spring, researchers with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled Cyro, a robotic jellyfish roughly the size of a full-grown man. The robot borrowed swimming techniques from actual jellyfish and could one day be used by the military to autonomously survey the waters, map the sea floors and even monitor the changing climate. Understanding the way jellyfish move through the water was only part of the challenge of...

Jellyfish Shredding Robot
2013-10-04 13:03:57

[ Watch the Video: A Battle Between Robot And Jellyfish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being a menace to swimmers and surfers in the ocean, jellyfish disrupt fishing nets, clog water intakes, feed on fish eggs and disrupt ecosystems with their massive swarms. A team of engineers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has devised a new robotic system called JEROS that is designed to combat this sea-faring menace by sucking in...

2013-09-17 23:18:59

Jellyfish is the latest competent tool that effectively locates photos via special stock image identification technology. Using an image to search another image, Jellyfish provides a fuss-free image matching experience for all creative professionals and all design enthusiasts. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Renowned royalty-free microstock content supplier, 123RF.com, has officially unveiled its spanking-new reverse image search tool called Jellyfish. A highly competent tool...

Jellyfish Boom Linked To Overfishing
2013-05-04 06:10:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Jellyfish, in all their many varieties, have invaded many of the world´s seas, including the Sea of Japan, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of the 2000s. Researchers question this phenomenon, trying to understand the underlying causes. Is it cyclical? Is it caused by changes in marine currents, or global warming?  The causes of the jellyfish boom have remained a mystery until now. A new study, led...

Cyro Jellyfish Robot Swims Autonomously
2013-03-28 18:55:37

[ Watch the Video: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created an autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man. Cyro is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the team unveiled back in 2012 dubbed RoboJelly, which was about the size of a man's hand. The latest robotic ocean dweller is 5-foot-7-inches in length and weighs 170 pounds. "A larger vehicle...

Experts Say Reports Of Increasing Jellyfish Populations Unjustified
2013-01-01 10:47:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A widely held perception of a global increase in jellyfish has been challenged by a new international study led by the University of Southampton. Jellyfish proliferations, or blooms, have a visible and substantial impact on coastal populations, including clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists, and even choked cooling intake pipes for power plants. A perception that the world's oceans are experiencing trending...

Taking The Sting Out Of Box Jellyfish Stings
2012-12-13 12:04:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Box jellyfish are known to lurk in the waters off the coast of Hawaii and a pair of researchers from the island state have found a treatment that takes some of the sting out of the invertebrate´s deadly venom, according to their study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Angel Yanagihara and Ralph Shohet from the University of Hawaii have shown that zinc can mitigate the effects of the jellyfish´s venom, which act on a victim...

2012-08-03 23:00:03

Association with the open water swimming community helps guide company in providing safe and effective jellyfish and marine sting first aid products. Ocean City, NJ (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Ocean Care Solutions, specializing in State of the Art Marine Life First Aid Kits and jellyfish sting relief solutions, works in concert with U.S., Asian and European swimming associations along with world class competitors to test and provide the latest, most comprehensively effective sting relief aid...

Artificial Jellyfish Reverse-Engineered Using Silicone, Heart Cells
2012-07-23 05:03:43

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By taking advantage of advances in the fields of marine biomechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering, researchers from two prominent US universities have actually taken inanimate silicone polymer and heart muscle cells and turned them into a swimming artificial jellyfish. Scientists from Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) joined forces on the...


Latest Jellyfish Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

Warty Comb Jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi
2014-01-05 00:00:00

The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F), and water quality. This creature was introduced in the Black Sea in the 1980s, where only one...

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2012-04-03 20:31:13

Bathykorus bouilloni is a species of jellyfish found in the Arctic Ocean at depths of 2,600 feet below sea level and extending to roughly 8,200 feet below sea level. Its range extends around Greenland and the north of Canada. This jellyfish is a recently discovered specimen that was first described in 2010. It is the only species within its genus, Bathykorus. Its genus name is derived from the Greek words bathy, meaning “deep” and korus, meaning “helmet,” which refers to the depth...

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2012-04-03 19:29:21

The Blue Jellyfish, (Cyanea lamarckii), also known as the Bluefire Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish found in the western Pacific around Japan. It is also found in the pelagic zone off the west coast of Scotland, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. It is often commonly found among the more common Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. This jellyfish has a blue or yellow tone and grows to an average 4 to 8 inches in length, but has been recorded up to 12 inches long. In Scandinavian seas this species...

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2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

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