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2009-06-05 09:05:47

Bats can use the characteristics of other bats' voices to recognize each other, according to a study by researchers from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany. The study, published June 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, explains how bats use echolocation for more than just spatial knowledge.The researchers first tested the ability of four greater mouse-eared bats to distinguish between the echolocation calls of...

2009-05-12 07:00:00

Multiple AquaShield(TM) Diver Detection Sonar Units Ordered in Last Few Months GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), has received another large order, the third in the last few months, for its AquaShield(TM) underwater port security system. The $2.3M order is for multiple sensors, which will protect a strategic site against underwater intrusion. The AquaShield(TM) is an intruder detection sonar...

2009-05-07 09:00:00

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SEATTLE, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Seatronics, an established global supplier of electronic subsea equipment, has selected BlueView Technologies, Inc. as the latest addition to its core group of products. BlueView Technologies is a leading supplier of miniature multibeam sonar. Seatronics will represent BlueView in key oil and gas markets around the globe. "BlueView is quickly becoming an industry standard in the US oil and gas market with its line of acoustic...

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2009-04-08 10:40:00

Military sonar exercises could be to blame for numerous beachings of dolphins and whales due to temporary deafness, scientists suggest in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters on Wednesday. The study is the first to test a theory that claims mammals can lose their hearing due to the strong mid-frequency sonar used by military submarines and other ships. These mammals rely on sonar to navigate through the waters, without it, they can lose direction and become stranded. Aran Mooney at the...

2009-03-03 07:00:00

Multiple AquaShield(TM) Diver Detection Sonar units to protect vital infrastructure GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), announced today that it received a $1.7M order for its AquaShield(TM) underwater security system. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080205/NYTU084LOGO ) The system, to be used by a large energy facility at an undisclosed location in Asia, will guard and protect the...

2009-02-20 09:07:35

A Google Ocean picture that some said might show the location of the mythical city Atlantis off the coast of Africa was an image of sonar data, Google said. The image, first reported by a British aeronautical engineer using Google Ocean, appears to depict a grid system 620 miles off the coast of northwest Africa, near the Canary Islands, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. However, a Google spokeswoman said the grid lines on the image, which the original British viewer described as...

2009-02-12 07:30:00

MERRIMACK, N.H. and MIAMI, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami International Boat Show -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today announced that its all new A-Series Navigation System was awarded the 2008 Best of the Year Award from MotorBoating Magazine. "For the 2nd year in a row, Raymarine is honored to receive MotorBoating's Best of the Year Award," said Dave Bimschleger, President of Raymarine, Inc. "Our team has worked tirelessly to integrate the powerful technologies...

2009-01-07 11:39:00

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Acoustic Geophysical Services (AGS) announces successful completion of a 130-square km 3D seismic acquisition project in northeast Hungary in mid-December for Hungarian Horizon Energy - North. The operation set a new record for highest single-day seismic acquisition production in Hungary at 717 Vibroseis source points. Allan Sander, Chief Operating Officer, commented, "We were scheduled to complete the project in 43 days, and we completed it in...

2008-12-16 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) to produce lightweight, composite structures for the Spanish Navy's new diesel-electric S-80 submarines. Fabrication and assembly will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with delivery of the first shipset scheduled for the second quarter 2009. Goodrich will supply a cylindrical...

2008-12-10 16:40:00

      HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court ruled "the Navy and its leaders -- not federal judges -- should determine how best to defend our nation," Robert H. Thomas and Mark M. Murakami of the Hawaii law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert wrote in a recent commentary.   Thomas and Murakami had filed an amicus brief in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of nine retired Navy admirals, the Navy League of the United...