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Surfing solar ocean platforms could one day power your home

Surfing solar ocean platforms could one day power your home Where are we going to put our solar farms?One big reason that solar has to sit on big seas platforms — oceanic wind farms, in which single pillars support single turbines, are much more easily secured.

New evidence suggests 400-foot tsunamis may have battered the surface of Mars

New evidence suggests 400-foot tsunamis may have battered the surface of Mars Thanks to the sustained efforts of probes like Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, we now have evidence that water did flow on Mars, in significant quantities and amounts.There are significant low-elevation plains in this area of Mars, which would’ve given the water a fairly gently slope to cover.

Mysterious purple orb discovered on the sea floor

Mysterious purple orb discovered on the sea floor It’s easy to believe that when you get a look at this bizarre purple sphere that was recently discovered by researchers from the Nautilus Live project.The purple blob was discovered by Nautilus Live while exploring the sea floor around the Channel Islands off the coast of California.

World War II warships, submarines are being stolen off the ocean floor

World War II warships, submarines are being stolen off the ocean floor The battle was a massive defeat for the Allied fleet, which contained ships from the Australian, Dutch, UK, and American navies.Over the course of the engagement, two Allied light cruisers and three destroyers were sunk, while one of the heavy cruisers was badly damaged.

Anon doesn't want to explore the oceans.

Anon doesn't want to explore the oceans. will Trump make a new agency that is NASA for the ocean'?We have a better map of the Moon than the ocean floor.

Researchers develop robotic plankton to help us understand the real thing

Researchers develop robotic plankton to help us understand the real thing They’ve designed a swarm of underwater robots that can help scientists study the most abundant life form in the ocean (and the foundation of all aquatic life), the humble plankton.Each one is about the size of a grapefruit and is designed to behave like the plankton it will help researchers understand.

This terrifying sea creature could be one of our earliest ancestors

This terrifying sea creature could be one of our earliest ancestors A tiny, wrinkly, sack-like sea creature with a huge mouth and no anus could be your ancestor.The new study, published in the journal Nature on Monday, shines light on how some of our oldest earthly ancestors may have looked and lived.

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam Yep, that’s a can of luncheon meat from 2001, at 5 km down on the slopes of the Mariana Trench.A recent submarine expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean uncovered such sublime traces of human influence as flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like PCBs, Budweiser, and low-sodium Spam.

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise Glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and other areas have been melting rapidly in recent years due in part to increasing ocean temperatures.They also used Bassis' mathematical model for describing how ice reacts to air and ocean temperatures, and the implications for sea level rise.

If footage of this ethereal jellyfish doesn't calm you, nothing will

If footage of this ethereal jellyfish doesn't calm you, nothing will A cosmic jellyfish floats through the sea in a new video from an underwater robotic craft tasked with exploring the deep ocean off the coast of American Samoa and Samoa.The Okeanos Explorer ship — operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — caught sight of the jellyfish on Feb.

Need another reason to cut CO2? Oceans will suffer, study says

Need another reason to cut CO2? Oceans will suffer, study says Scientists have found yet another likely reason why the world should dramatically cut its greenhouse gas emissions.On a slightly brighter note, however, reducing emissions would tangibly benefit organisms by giving them more time to adapt.

New coral reefs study finally gives us some good news

New coral reefs study finally gives us some good news The corals had expelled the symbiotic algae that give them their vibrant colors, creating hundreds of miles of stark-white coral.But researchers said their stress response indicates they may be less vulnerable than other types of coral, giving them more time to adapt.

The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea

The Hunt for Undiscovered Drugs at the Bottom of the Sea These samples could potentially yield new pharmaceutical compounds—and in turn, new chemical cures and desperately needed antibiotics that are yet undiscovered.“It was another world,” McPhail said, “with incredible sulfide spires and formations.

Crowdsourced coral: Scientists get creative in order to find reef 'hope spots'

Crowdsourced coral: Scientists get creative in order to find reef 'hope spots' A search party is underway across the world's coral reefs.To find these "hope spots," divers are using creative methods to gather a greater number of observations from a wider range of reefs.

This mobile game lets you 'clean up' plastic pollution from the ocean

This mobile game lets you 'clean up' plastic pollution from the ocean alone, Americans use around 500 million plastic straws every day, which, in worst-case scenarios, can end up lodged in the noses of turtles.At Freehold, a hybrid work space-bar-venue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, plastic straws are nowhere in sight.

A photographer's decades-long quest to capture the beauty and grandeur of sharks

A photographer's decades-long quest to capture the beauty and grandeur of sharks In his years of shooting sharks for National Geographic and other outlets, Skerry has worked to get face-to-face with a wide variety of species, from struggling to keep up with massive filter-feeding whale sharks to lying absolutely still in a shallow mangrove nursery for baby lemon sharks.He chartered a boat to Cat Island, and spent more than two weeks trying to find the elusive animals.