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Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...INGS The mysterious beachings of whales following naval exercises are a topic of increasing interest. Last year in the journal Nature, researchers suggested that some version of decompression sickness might be involved. Meanwhile, recent studies show that marine mammals might commonly carry "supersatura...

Gene sequencing explains bioremediation 'bug'

...ess. Some cleanup sites are on air force bases and naval air stations, which explains why the Department of Defense has been interested enough to fund the research. For a bug that thrives in nature, Strain 195 and other Dehalococcoides varieties are proving difficult to culture in the laboratory, the Cor...

El Nino forecasting could aid fisheries management, disease control, marine species protection

...ected to alternatives sites, Barber suggested. And naval ships planning sonar exercises could avoid maneuvering in range of vulnerable marine mammals. Barber's talk will be delivered at a symposium entitled "Biological Perturbations in the Melting World's Oceans: Impacts of Climate Change." However he says...

'Chemical dynamic' duo aids Navy

...and control the design of new materials for future naval systems. The solutions won't be found in a chemistry lab, but rather in a computer lab. The partners will take advantage of advances in molecular theories, computer algorithms, and computer power to develop a software suite. The suite will provi...

The Academy of Natural Sciences probes what's eating historic USS Monitor

... Merrimack) heralded the beginning of a new era in naval warfare. Though indecisive, the battle marked the change in ship construction from wood and sail to iron and steam. The Monitor sank in a storm on December 31, 1862. David Burdige, professor of oceanography at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.,...

Shark skin saves naval industry money

... is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin offers a structural design that prevents this so called 'bio-fouling'. Ralph Liedert from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany, is presenting his work on the application of artificial shark skin in a new anti-foul...

Our effect on the world

... ordnance on the eastern end of Isla de Vieques, a naval gunnery and bombing range since 1943. After condu...rough the Vieques marine ecosystem: the effects of naval bombardment on a Puerto Rican coral reef," during an organized oral session on contaminants in aquat...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...itorial waters. A surveillance system using French naval vessels has achieved some success, however the num... square kilometres of ocean too great an area for naval vessels to police effectively. So the French maritime authority turned to satellite surveillance em...

Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

...ears for outstanding contributions in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering goes to DONALD LIU, retired executive vice president and chief technology officer, American Bureau of Shipping, Houston. Liu was chosen "for first introducing finite element techniques into ship design and being ...

Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser

... technically challenging and important for various naval and civilian purposes, e.g. better low frequency underwater communication. The researchers made measurements at both Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound, which are close to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In addition to performing rapid surve...

Stevens' Davidson Laboratory acquires new research vessel

...ssel can also benefit those students interested in naval architecture. The full scale vessel can provide data that will be used to verify the students' analytical predictions of stability, powering, maneuvering, and sea-keeping. In a sense, the vessel's on water performance will demonstrate the validity of...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...es, the voyage sponsors, tended to be high-ranking naval officers, ministers of state or monarchs wealthy men who paid them to be reporters, but who also had their own "conceptions of truth." In such a dynamic, travelers were obliged to write with their "guardians of privilege" uppermost in their minds. A...

New Naval S&T Strategy to be detailed at partnership conference

...on-makers from ONR to ask specific questions about naval science and technology or to present new and innovative concepts and technologies. Marketplace participants must submit an abstract in advance. More information about the submission of abstracts for the CNR Challenge can be found at this website. Th...

Arctic Observing Network as a tool for understanding Arctic change

...: Media briefing: challenges and opportunities for naval and maritime operations caused by a documented warming trend in the Arctic, and the development of an Arctic Observing Network to track and help predict such changes. Who: Rear Admiral Timothy McGee, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Co...

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