Ocean Exploration

New flight simulator opens at Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center has opened a new flight simulator that puts visitors in the virtual cockpit of a Marine Corps fighter jet.<p>A Navy news …

Exploration

Electrodermal Activity Is Sensitive to Cognitive Stress under Water

Introduction<p>Electrodermal activity (EDA) dynamics exhibit both tonic and phasic changes, regulated by sympathetic innervation of the sweat glands. …

Data Science

Great Barrier Reef sea floor mapped out

Scientists are hopeful high resolution maps of the entire sea floor of the Great Barrier Reef will prove an invaluable tool in managing the natural …

Oceans

The Bitter Secret of ‘Wormwood’

Transparency and accountability are essential virtues in a democracy, but they’re clearly not as viscerally appealing or as thrilling as their …

Books

Plankton-Spotting Satellites Can Help Determine Ocean Health From Space

For the first time, scientists are able to predict seafloor biodiversity using satellite images of the ocean surface.<p>Images of phytoplankton color as they float on the surface of the sea are used to create a model of sea life distribution on the seafloor.<p>Phytoplankton play a vital role in the ocean …

Oceans

A Virtual Aquarium for Ocean Lovers Everywhere

An ambitious new project to create a free virtual aquarium and ocean exploration experience centered around STEM-based ocean literacy for students ages 10 and up<p>If you ask most oceanographers and marine scientists of my generation how they became aware of and committed to their life’s work the …

Oceans

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico's deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

There's a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) expedition sought to uncover its secrets.<p>This past December, a NOAA team, aboard the <i>Okeanos Explorer</i>, conducted the first of three month-long studies of the deepest parts of …

Oceans

Study: Rhythmic interactions between cortical layers underlie working memory

Working memory is a sort of “mental sketchpad” that allows you to accomplish everyday tasks such as calling in your hungry family’s takeout order and …

The Brain

Monday Morning Matador: Culver brothers find success, baseball has bright future

Pour the java, it’s been a wild week for Texas Tech! Let’s get down to it.<p>In arguably the toughest basketball conference in the nation, Texas Tech …

Texas Tech

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Unmanned Systems Technology Leader Near Earth Autonomy - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that …

Innovation

Watch: Rare 'Firework' Jelly Fish Spotted During Sea Expedition Near Mexico

During a recent sea expedition, researchers spotted a rare jellyfish off the Socorro Island, Mexico. The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is extremely …

World News

Texas Tech student fights to combat concussions in football

LUBBOCK, Texas — Berto Garcia, a computer engineering major at Texas Tech, would like to save the game of football from itself. He is 21 years old, …

Nissan GT-R

Autapses promote synchronization in neuronal networks

Article |<p>Open<p>Huawei Fan,<br>• Yafeng Wang,<br>• Hengtong Wang,<br>• Ying-Cheng Lai &<br>• Xingang Wang ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-6851-0109<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>8</b>, Article …

Neuroscience

One of the US Navy's newest ships is going to test a prototype laser weapon

• <b>The San Antonio-class amphibious transport USS Portland is getting a laser.</b>• <b><br>The Navy is testing a prototype Laser Weapon System.</b>• <b><br>The USS Portland will not only test the Laser Weapon System, it will also serve as flagship for the upcoming RIMPAC exercise.</b><p>With the decommissioning of the interim afloat …

Military

Heat Transfer Enhancement During Water and Hydrocarbon Condensation on Lubricant Infused Surfaces

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Daniel J. Preston ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0096-0285,<br>• Zhengmao Lu ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5938-717X,<br>• Youngsup …

Engineering

LPD Portland Selected to Host ONR Laser Weapon Demonstrator, Serve as RIMPAC 2018 Flagship

The to-be-commissioned San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. The …

Military

A close-up look at an uncommon underwater eruption

On July 18, 2012, passengers on an airline flight over the Southwest Pacific Ocean glimpsed something unusual — a raft of floating rock known as …

Geology

Melting glaciers are pushing down the bottom of the ocean

As the Earth’s largest chunks of ice continue to get smaller and smaller, sea levels have risen. All that melting ice has to go somewhere, so as it …

Climate Change

The US Air Force is putting new focus on its bomber fleet

• <b>The US Air Force is putting new focus on its bomber fleet as it plans for future warfare.</b>• <b><br>A lot of the focus is on new types of cruise missiles.</b>• <b><br>The cruise missiles will be deployed from the air and can take out ground and naval targets.</b><p>The US Air Force and BAE Systems are accelerating efforts to …

Military

MacGregor Acquires Rapp Marine

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to acquire Rapp Marine Group (RMG) in order to strengthen its offering for the fishery and …

Fisheries

The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Under The Water Weight From Melting Glaciers, And It’s As Bad As It Sounds

So much extra water is being added into the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath its increasing weight. …

Climate Change

Extra Water From Melting Glaciers Is Causing The Ocean Floor To Sink: Report

Melting glaciers are adding so much extra water to the world’s oceans that it is causing the ocean floor to sink, a new study has claimed. In fact, …

Climate Change

How the US Navy Is Turning Sci-Fi Warfare into Reality

In the past 100 years, humanity went from fantasizing about ray guns to actually seeing some go "pew pew" for real.<p>Lasers are just one of several …

Exploration

The Office of Naval Research: Where sci-fi technology becomes reality

The Office of Naval Research - Multi-Utility Tactical Transport -Courtesy of U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams - Released<p>Just like something out of …

Entertainment

Uncover the mysteries behind a deserted research vessel in PS4 sci-fi puzzler The Station, out 20th February

The Station drops you into a sci-fi mystery, serving up cosmic questions to ponder and problems to solve.<p>Over a newly-discovered planet home to a …

InterAct

Cruise Sub Series: Multi-Purpose Luxury Submersibles for Deep Sea Exploration

<b>Cruise Sub Series</b> want to offer you multi-purpose luxury submersibles, they are perfect for just about any deep sea exploration. You can use it as …

Exploration

The Bottom of the Ocean Is Sinking

The bottom of the ocean is more of a "sunken place" than it used to be.<p>In recent decades, melting ice sheets and glaciers driven by climate change …

Climate Change

Earth getting squashed due to climate change as meltwater from ice sheets make oceans heavier: Study

Earth's seafloors are sinking as extra water pouring off melting ice sheets is making the planet's oceans heavier.<p>The Earth is experiencing some …

Climate Change

Houthi Troops Celebrate With Captured Navy Underwater Drone in Video

A new video has surfaced showing members of the Houthi Navy celebrating, fists in the air, with what appears to be a captured U.S. Navy underwater …

War

Tulane University receives $3.67 million federal grant for quantum computing | NOLA.com

A Tulane University professor has received a $3.67 million federal grant to develop quantum computing technology designed to complete tasks faster …

New Orleans