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2012-08-20 06:21:05

LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (OTC: CDOC.PK), announces that it has recently been awarded a contract for the supply of an Underwater Inspection System (UIS(TM)) to the City of Long Beach Police Department ("LBPD"). This system has now been successfully delivered to the LBPD. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and is a major gateway for trade with Asia, handling over six million containers annually. The UIS(TM)...

New Tool Can Identify Bats By Sound
2012-08-07 11:17:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever tried to tell the difference between 34 different bat species? Like a fingerprint or the specific pitch and timbre of a person´s voice can differentiate one human from another, so, too, can the subtleties in squeaks and squelches set one bat apart from the others. Now, a team of ecologists have built an echo-location tool which can identify specific bats based on their vocal signatures. The new tool,...

2012-07-30 06:21:11

ATLANTA, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistleblower James Brown of Temple, Georgia, has settled his False Claims Act retaliation lawsuit against Alabama defense subcontractor Robbins, LLC. According to Brown's lawsuit, in 2009 Robbins used an out-of-date ingredient, Elastomag 170, when it mixed a rubber compound to be used in making sonar nose cones for U.S. Naval frigates. Robbins then altered the lot number on the documentation to make it appear that the ingredient was still good. "Mr....

Sex Can Be A Very 'Risky Business' For Flies In Bat Territory
2012-07-24 13:30:39

[ Watch The Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a study in the July 24th issue of Current Biology,  bats eavesdrop on the sounds of fly sex to earn themselves a super-sized dinner deal: two flies for the price of one.  For flies living with bats in a cowshed, sex really could be the death of you. The study is the first to show that increased conspicuousness to hungry predators is a huge downside of sex, the researchers say. "When...

Are Dolphins Math Whizzes?
2012-07-18 16:42:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dolphins can perform complex math equations when hunting, suggesting that these animals are far more skilled mathematically than scientists had previously given them credit for, according  to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. The inspiration for the study came after lead author Tim Leighton, of the University of Southampton, watched an episode of Blue Planet on the Discovery Channel....

Whales Coping With Undersea Noise
2012-07-17 18:36:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because extremely loud noises can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they cause over a quarter-million sea creatures to suffer some kind of hearing loss every year, a number experts warn is on the rise. The good news is that whales are able to consciously decrease their hearing sensitivity and prevent hearing loss if given ample warning of an impending loud noise, according to a pair of marine biologists who published their...

2012-07-11 02:22:44

MONTCHANIN, Del., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACFN), announced today that two of the Acorn Energy portfolio companies, DSIT Solutions Ltd. and US Seismic Systems Inc., were awarded a $900,000 grant from the BIRD Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation. The grant is being awarded for the joint development of the next generation integrated passive/active threat detection system for underwater site protection. The BIRD Foundation...

2012-07-11 05:35:31

UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed. Renewable energy from tidal currents can be generated using turbines in the tidal flow, and wave energy can be captured in a number of different ways. FLOWBEC (Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D) is a three-year, £1.2 million project that brings together a consortium of...

2012-07-02 06:27:42

DALLAS, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced that G. Clifford Carter, an engineer whose pioneering contributions to determining and using coherence and time-delay estimation have had lasting impact on the field of signal processing including sonar detection, classification and localization, was honored by IEEE with the TI-sponsored 2012 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal. The medal was presented on June 30, 2012 at the IEEE Honors...

2012-06-25 02:21:52

LAKELAND, Fla., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The advanced patented Echoscope® 3-D imaging sonar, produced by Coda Octopus Group Inc., has been selected by Lockheed Martin for a new fleet of autonomous subsea inspection vehicles. Echoscope® provides the Marlin(TM) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with the unique sensory inputs that enable the construction of real-time 3-D models of structures up to 1,000 ft deep regardless of water clarity. The Marlin(TM) AUV is undergoing final...