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2009-10-28 10:55:24

The United Kingdom's deepest diving Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Autosub6000, has been put through its paces during an extremely successful engineering trials cruise on the RRS Discovery, September 27 to October 17, 2009.

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2009-10-26 07:24:00

Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could "see" a big improvement thanks to development of the world's first acoustic hyperlens.

2009-10-16 14:19:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avoid becoming a bat's tasty treat, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound.

2009-09-23 10:59:00

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), has announced the signing of an agreement with a leading global Homeland Security (HLS) integrator securing orders for its underwater site security systems.

2009-09-02 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the next-generation AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar and AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System to the U.S. Navy.

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2009-08-20 13:54:26

A sonar station that counts salmon traveling up the Yukon River in Alaska malfunctioned this year, resulting in a smaller allowed catch, officials say. Russ Holder, federal fisheries manager for the Yukon, said the king salmon season looked like one of the poorest we've ever had, the Anchorage Daily News reported. In hindsight, it doesn't look as poor as those numbers indicated to us, he said. Because of the lower catch, enough fish got as far as the Canadian section of the river to fulfill a...

2009-07-31 08:00:00

MERRIMACK, N.H., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today celebrated a year of remarkable product introductions and industry accolades.

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2009-07-07 15:40:00

A research paper co-written by a Virginia Tech faculty member explains a 60-year mystery behind a rare bat's nose that is unusually large for its species.

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2009-06-30 12:05:00

A team of researchers from the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) has shown scientifically that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to explore their surroundings.

2009-06-09 13:13:28

German scientists have discovered bats can use echolocation in identifying characteristics of other individual bats' voices to recognize each other. Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz said they first tested the ability of four greater mouse-eared bats to distinguish between the echolocation calls of other bats.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.