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Navy Certification Is Final Step In Alvin Upgrade Project
2014-01-28 11:35:18

National Science Foundation After a three-year overhaul and major upgrade, the United States' deepest-diving research submersible, Alvin, has been cleared to return to work exploring the ocean's depths. The sub has been out of service since December 2010, undergoing a major upgrade, including the replacement of its personnel sphere with a newly fabricated, larger, more capable hull. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) operates the U.S. Navy-owned sub for the National Deep...

Senior Research Engineers Lawrence Greer and Michael Krasowski equip MADI with sensors and imaging equipment depending on the mission
2014-01-17 04:09:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have been busy lately: retro-fitting an old crime fighting robot from the 1970s and customizing a remote-controlled submersible for use in the murky waters of Lake Erie or the rivers of the Midwest. Once used to move ticking time bombs away from targets and into containers designed for safe detonation, the crime-fighting robot Leroy was a vital part of the Cleveland police force...

2014-01-06 12:20:51

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecton Corporation (TTNC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Guy Zajonc has joined its Board of Directors. Company CEO, Micah J. Eldred commented, "We are pleased to have Guy join our team. Guy's contacts and experience in our industry will prove a valuable resource for our management and operational teams to rely upon, and on behalf of the shareholders, I wish to thank him for his commitment to our Company." A summary of Guy's subsea...

2014-01-04 23:23:49

Hawkes Ocean Technologies announced today that it has unveiled its newest DeepFlight winged submersible, the Black Hawk, a limited edition, single-seat, high-performance sport submersible capable of flying to the edge of darkness and performing extreme underwater maneuvers. Pt. Richmond, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Hawkes Ocean Technologies announced today that it has unveiled its newest DeepFlight winged submersible, the Black Hawk, a limited edition, single-seat, high-performance sport...


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2010-11-15 16:08:22

A bathysphere, designed John H. J. Butler in 1928, is an un-powered deep-sea submersible that is lowered into the ocean on a cable. Watson Stillman Hydraulic Machinery Company handled the casting of the steel sphere. The first version was too heavy but they created a lighter design consisting of a hollow sphere of 1-inch-thick cast steel. The vessel had quartz windows, the strongest transparent material of the time, and a 400-pound hatch that was bolted down before descent. Oxygen came from...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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