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Pacific Nation Must Relocate to Escape A Rising Sea [Climate Change]

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The 113,000 citizens of Kiribati need a new home. The tiny island nation lies just two feet above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so the rising oceans caused by global warming have been catastrophic. We knew this day would come. But so soon? Terrifying. More »


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Failed Russian Probe Phobos-Grunt Crash Lands in the Pacific [Space]

Monday, January 16th, 2012

One of the coolest space missions of recent time, to be carried out by Russia’s Phobos-Grunt, failed last November. Now the unsuccessful probe has crash-landed in the Pacific Ocean. More »


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It’s not a flying fish, it’s a submarine-launched UAV

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

VTOL may be old news already, but here’s another great USP for any UAV: the ability to launch from a submerged submarine. The technology is still in development, but the Navy wants to try it from periscope depth during exercises in the Pacific Ocean next year. If all goes to plan, a Switchblade folding-wing drone will be ejected from the submarine’s trash disposal unit and then carried to the surface by an SLV (‘submerged launch vehicle’), which will keep it dry, point it into the wind and then hurl it heavenwards so it can go a-snooping. Whether the experiment succeeds or fails, we’ve glimpsed a worrying possibility: submarines are capable of dumping their trash right into the ocean. Until now, we sort of assumed they took it home with them.

It’s not a flying fish, it’s a submarine-launched UAV originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year

Sunday, November 27th, 2011
What you’re looking at was once a fully functional Canon EOS 1000D, now merely a relic of the sea (the Pacific Ocean, to be exact), which was recently posted on Google+. User Marcus Thompson, found the DSLR washed up near a wharf while on a diving job in Deep Bay British Columbia, Canada and decided to take it home to find out what could be salvaged. After removing and cleaning the SanDisk Extreme III SD card inside of it, he was successfully able to recover about 50 photos with EXIF data from August 2010, showcasing what’s described to be a firefighter and his family on vacation. While he hasn’t located the owner of the shooter turned coffee table decoration just yet, Marcus is currently asking the “Google+ hive mind” to help get the two reunited. If you’re from BC area and want to help out — or just curious to see this DSLR from more angles — you’ll find some pictures from the SD card and more information about the camera at the source link below.

Canon EOS 1000D washes ashore in BC, Canada, SD card reveals it was lost at sea for over a year originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autonomous Wave Gliders Attempt Historic Solo Pacific Crossing [Science]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
I love the ocean, which is one of the three reasons I love this project by David Bowen. The other two being that is technically awesome and absolutely mesmerizing. More »


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NASA commits to Orion-based Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle for space exploration

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
There’s been a lot of talk of things coming to an end at NASA lately, but there are also some new beginnings, and the space agency has now officially filled in one big gap. It’s announced that the so-called Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (or MPCV) will be its go-to space exploration vehicle for missions beyond Low Earth Orbit — presumably, the individual spacecraft will get names more up to the level of boldly-named vehicles like Endeavor and Atlantis. If it looks a little familiar, that’s because the MPCV will be based on the Orion spacecraft that was developed under the now-canceled Constellation program and, like it, it will be built by Lockheed Martin. Once its put into service, the spacecraft will be capable of carrying four astronauts on missions up to 21 days, and it could even be used as a backup for cargo and crew delivery to the ISS — to actually get into space, it would blast off atop a heavy lift rocket, and then splash down Apollo-style in the Pacific Ocean. Head on past the break for NASA’s official announcement.

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NASA commits to Orion-based Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle for space exploration originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 May 2011 19:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New Earth View Is the True Blue Marble [Earth]

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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