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Robotic Turtle Explores Shipwrecks
2013-11-27 09:05:11

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An exciting new technology will premiere at the Robot Safari in London. An underwater robot turtle called U-CAT is designed to descend the ocean depths and infiltrate the fascinating scene of a shipwreck. U-CAT is an extremely maneuverable robot that utilizes similar locomotion principles to a sea turtle. Each of U-CAT’s four flippers are independently driven which is what enables such efficient maneuverability. Not only can...

Two More Ships Found While Exploring 19th-Century Shipwreck
2013-07-27 08:19:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While excavating one of the deepest shipwrecks in US waters, researchers discovered two other ships sitting amongst the wreckage. The Ocean Exploration Trust's Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus helped researchers discover two more ships while investigating an early 19th century wooden shipwreck that was first explored by the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer last year. The Shell Oil Company initially discovered the wreck about 170 miles...

2012-06-23 23:03:55

Arqueonautas and Biodroid team up to bring shipwreck underwater archaeology to videogames. Lisbon, Portugal (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Arqueonautas Worldwide - Arqueologia Subaquática SA (AWW), a leading marine archaeology company, and Biodroid Entertainment, a media entertainment company, both based in Portugal, have reached an agreement to jointly develop a videogame of shipwreck underwater expeditions strongly inspired by the actual work of the former in underwater heritage sites all...

Sulphur And Iron Commonly Found In Old Shipwrecks
2012-05-16 08:47:46

Sulphur and iron compounds have been found in shipwrecks off the coast of Sweden and in the Baltic Sea, according to a new study. The group behind the results includes scientists from the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm University. The results were presented recently in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Scientists reported large quantities of sulphur and iron compounds in the salvaged 17th century warship Vasa a few years ago. This resulted in the development of sulphuric acid...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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