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chinaChina’s space station crashed into the Southern Pacific Ocean

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Tiangong-1 was predicted to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere on April 2nd, 2018 00:30 UTC ± 1.7 hours. The reentry has been confirmed as 2018/04/02 00:16 UTC. Reentry occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Whatever remained of the craft fell in the …

chinaChina's space station crashed into the Southern Pacific Ocean

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Tiangong-1 was predicted to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere on April 2nd, 2018 00:30 UTC ± 1.7 hours. The reentry has been confirmed as 2018/04/02 00:16 UTC. Reentry occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Whatever remained of the craft fell in the …

historyBillionaire Paul Allen found the WW2 carrier Lexington

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Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at the bottom of the Coral Sea. The crew of his personal research ship R/V Petrel found the missing ship two miles below …

materialsOceanfloor mining for minerals towards the scale of ocean oil drilling

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Nextbigfuture wrote about Nautilus Minerals several times since 2010. Nautilus Mineral is scaling up ocean floor mining. In January 2016, Nautilus Minerals took delivery of the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) from SMD. The SPTs were shipped to PNG in …

australiaCSIRO partners with Saildrone for ocean monitoring

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CSIRO has announced a partnership with San Francisco-based ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to radically improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean. The research partnership over five years between Saildrone and CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere group will …

oceanBillionaire Paul Allen funds sensors to measure three times deeper in the ocean

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Every day, 3800 robotic floats bob up and down, tracking temperatures in the world’s oceans, which sop up an estimated 90% of the heat from global warming. In the course of a decade, the international Argo array has provided one …

carbon nanotubesTwisted carbon nanotubes can harvest energy and store 250 watts per kilogram

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An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. Researchers describe “twistron” yarns and their possible …

dronesSubmarine drones could grow a lot kelp in the open ocean

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Marine BioEnergy is collaborating with a research team at the University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. US Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has provided $2.1 million in funding for a proof of …

agricultureSo long Global Warming and thanks for all of the fish

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About 37 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agricultural land. About one-third of this area, or 11 percent of Earth’s total land, is used for crops. The balance, roughly one-fourth of Earth’s land area, is pastureland, which includes …

asiaUnidentified Giant sea creature washes up in Indonesia

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The carcass of a giant sea creature has washed up in Indonesia. It was originally thought to be a type of giant squid but it seems to have bones and a fin. This would suggest it is some kind of …