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How ‘lab rat’ of the plant world tricked scientists

Because of its simple genetics, <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i> is cultivated in laboratories for use in research around the world. However, a new study shows it …

Delegates To Debate Watered-Down Plan For Antarctic Marine Preserve

Less than 1 percent of the world's oceans are set aside as protected areas, but diplomats meeting now in Australia could substantially increase that figure.<p>Delegates from 24 nations and the European Union have convened to consider proposals to create vast new marine protected areas around …

Alberta Oilsands Hearings Exclude Aboriginal Groups, Province Won't Review Decision

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it won't reconsider recent decisions to bar two aboriginal groups from voicing concerns about oilsands …

Earhart's Plane Possibly Revealed in Sonar Image

A grainy sonar image captured off an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati might represent the remains of the …

What's Lurking In Your Lake? Sonar Turns Up Startling Finds

<i>(This post was updated at 11 a.m. on Sept. 27.)</i><p>There's been a number of stories lately about astonishing discoveries by law enforcement using side-scan sonar.<p>Last week in Oklahoma, state troopers testing a newly acquired side-scan sonar found two cars containing several bodies at the bottom of a …

Human Movement Converted Into Digital Sculptures | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying the visuals in this series of four idents for CCTV that translate human motion into digitally sculpted objects that look like …

Study Confirms Mass Stranding of Whales Caused by Sonar Mapping

<i>Humpback Whales in Madagascar, photo by Marco Zanferrari on Flickr</i><p>Fleets of seafaring vessels have used sonar mapping to gain a clear picture of the …

Discoverer of the Titanic Is Mapping Underwater America

Robert Ballard's new mission is to map and explore the U.S.'s ocean boundaries.<p><b>Robert Ballard, the National Geographic explorer who found the Titanic, has embarked on a ten-year mission to explore a hidden America—the part of the country that lies beneath the ocean waves.</b><p>Underwater America is …

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Underwater Crab Robot Takes First Plunge

Back to nature. Tree frogs, cats and now crabs. Scientists at the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), and a leader in marine biotechnology (MBT) created a six-legged underwater robot, CR200, that looks like a giant crab according to IEEE Spectrum.<p>KIOST was founded in 1973 and …

Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Someday, an author might write a book called The Old Robot and the Sea. And oh, the stories that Papa Mau could tell.<p>A wayfaring Wave Glider, a data-collecting robot vehicle, has made history by floating more than 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Liquid Robotics, the maker of robot vehicles …

Robotic Manta Ray (Mantabot)

The Robotic Manta Ray codenamed MantaBot created by the Bio-Inspired Engineering Research Laboratory (BIER Lab) is set to make a splash. The next …

Autonomous Underwater robots – another very active market area for robotics

With the ultimate goal of designing completely autonomous robots that can navigate and map cloudy underwater environments without any prior knowledge …

Sustainable Alternative to Building Demolitions: ERO Concrete Recycling Robot

In the search for a more cost-effective solution for building demolition projects, Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design …

Cleantech 100 case study: Liquid Robotics

Oceans cover three quarters of the earth's surface yet remain mostly unexplored. Vast distances and harsh conditions make manned ocean exploration expensive and often hazardous. So why not get robots to do the job?<p>"The robot doesn't get sea sick, it doesn't slip on the deck and hurt itself, it …