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2011-08-15 00:00:29

Easily Moved Equipment supplied custom designed and built lightweight, portable aluminum gantry cranes to the Canadian Government (Department of National Defense) to launch and retrieve unmanned submarines used for scientific research in Canada's western Arctic region. (PRWEB) August 13, 2011 The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) governs the delineation of the continental shelf where it extends beyond the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone. Canada has until...

2011-08-02 13:00:00

GROTON, Conn., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat received two U.S. Navy contract modifications with a combined value of $41 million to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the next-generation strategic deterrent submarine and to support nuclear-submarine maintenance work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the first contract modification, Electric Boat will procure, manufacture and test prototype...

2011-07-25 16:19:00

BREDA, The Netherlands, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Boat Worx (UBW), the Dutch submersible manufacturer, now has two submersibles available for charter. ((Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110725/469170 ) UBW is empowering individuals and scientists to discover what lies beneath the unexplored surface of the sea. Clients can go on their own personal quest or simply enjoy the underwater scenery and aquatic life. Several clients have already...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

Backlight, LLC, the company that developed FollowUP â“ž¢ and Cookudos ®, today announced the unveiling of "ËœSubmerged!' â“ž¢, a fresh underwater strategy combat game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Backlight today announced the unveiling of a unique entry in the online multi-player strategy genre. Using primitive controls similar to what one might have found in a submarine from...

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2011-07-21 14:19:42

A Chinese submarine performed the country's deepest manned dive ever on Thursday, completing a milestone for China's deep-sea ambitions. The State Oceanic Administration said in a statement that the Jiaolong undersea craft reached 13,211-feet below sea level in a test dive in the northeastern Pacific. "The success of this test dive has laid a solid foundation for completing the mission of diving to 5,000 meters (16,404-feet)," it said. The submarine carried three people in Thursday's journey...

2011-07-14 09:00:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Canada has completed its largest and most successful Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) with Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic), demonstrating a torpedo-defence enhancement that will increase the level of protection for Canadian Navy ships. The Multisensor Torpedo Detection Classification and Localization (MSTDCL) Technology Demonstration Program was initiated in 2006 by DRDC Atlantic to...

2011-06-03 07:17:00

NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Muzak, Whitesmith Entertainment and fashion designer John Varvatos celebrated the release of Rock & Roll Submarine, the first new release in 16 years from alternative rock band Urge Overkill. Nearly two decades after Exit the Dragon (Geffen) and their popular Pulp Fiction cover, "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," founding members Nash Kato and Eddie Roeser have reformed the band that sold over 2.5 million albums and epitomized rock star...

2011-04-29 14:00:00

GROTON, Conn., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has released $1.2 billion for the construction of the 14th Virginia-class submarine, SSN-787, to General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This award marks the beginning of production of two submarines per year on the Virginia-class program. The release of the funding allows procurement of long lead-time components that will support the planned official construction start later this...

2011-04-14 09:00:00

PORT MATILDA, Pa., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QBC Diagnostics is pleased to announce the sale of STAR hematology analyzers to the United States Navy for use on submarines around the globe. The QBC STAR provides a 9-parameter complete blood count through its patented dry hematology approach, which eliminates the need for liquid reagents in the system. Because of this unique technology, the STAR is an ideal diagnostic instrument for use in the extreme conditions experienced on a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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