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Ships are disturbing communication and socialization between humpback whales

November 28, 2019

Humpback whales are social animals. They typically stay alone, but sometimes gather in small groups, which separate after…
The famous old Titanic is disappearing into time – a new expedition observed the corrosion

September 2, 2019

RMS Titanic was a grand ship in 1912. It was first ordered in 1908, laid down in 1909,…
Deeper understanding of nanobubbles could improve the design of ships’ propellers and cancer treatment

August 1, 2019

Ship propellers are like wheels on a car. They do experience a lot of stress and wear rather…
Can a submarine avoid a storm by sailing under it? How deep does it have to go to not be bothered by waves?

June 26, 2019

Commercial ships avoid sailing through storms. That’s just an unnecessary risk. Waves can wash something valuable from the…
How powerful are catapults of aircraft carriers? Well, very powerful

June 3, 2019

Some aircraft carriers use catapults to help accelerating airplanes for them to take off easier. Current carriers are…
How do sailors prevent anchors and anchor chains from rusting?

May 25, 2019

Anchors are still used after thousands of years. They allow ships to remain stable in places where there…
That genius simple invention, which improved sleeping on a sailboat

April 3, 2019

Sleeping in sea is no easy feat. Constant rocking can easily make you sick and if the sea…
A new spray can heal damaged ships in minutes

January 14, 2019

Navy ships are extremely technologically advanced. They are fast, manoeuvrable and feature the latest and greatest weaponry. However,…
Why captain’s cabin in the sailing ships was always in the stern?

November 10, 2018

Old sailing ships are incredibly beautiful. These wooden masterpieces of craftsmanship nowadays attract huge crowds in various events…
How do they cut shipwreck to raise it out of the water?

October 28, 2018

Huge ships are very heavy. However, they become even heavier once they sink. They fill up with water,…
What would happen is someone broke “Women and children first” protocol on a sinking ship?

October 27, 2018

You ship is sinking. It got itself into a fight against a mighty storm and lost and now…
Europe has capacity to recycle its ships, new data shows – yet shipowners want to use dangerous, polluting yards abroad

September 24, 2018

Ship-recycling yards approved by the EU will have enough capacity to handle demand from EU-flagged ships that need…
Bizarre phenomenon is causing bulk carriers to sink – how a solid load becomes a liquid?

September 13, 2018

Every year around 10 bulk carriers mysteriously sink. Some of these accidents cost lives and even if the…
What are those disks sometimes seen on mooring lines of big ships?

August 28, 2018

If you ever pass by a sea port, take a look at the ships. They are fixed to…
Another ship was watching Titanic go down – why no one helped?

July 31, 2018

Everyone has heard at least something about the massive tragedy of RMS Titanic in 1912. Sinking ship took…
How can companies ship relatively cheap items for free? Doesn’t shipping cost anything?

July 11, 2018

Free shipping – that is something we always look for when shopping online. And we have to admit…
Why most cruise ships and luxury yachts are white, while container ships are all kinds of colours?

July 6, 2018

Container ships and all other kinds of cargo and fishing ships are all kinds of colours – their…
Why Titanic was never recovered? She is invaluable and worth researching, but she will never see daylight again

May 31, 2018

Titanic is one of the most famous ships in history. Of course, a lot of her popularity came…
Electric-powered Container Ship

November 29, 2017

China is the world’s biggest electric-vehicle market and it was manufactured first electric-powered container ship by Guangzhou Shipyard…
Maritime chokepoints are critical to global energy security

August 2, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its 2017 World Oil Transit Chokepoints report. Chokepoints are narrow channels…
Marine Vessels are Unsuspecting Hosts of Invasive Species

July 12, 2017

Invasive ascidians — sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders — are nuisance organisms that present a global threat. They…
New study reveals the hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic

July 7, 2017

New research from Lancaster University Management School and economic research consultancy firm Ecorys finds increased commercial shipping in…
Waste heat from ship engines can be used for electricity production

April 15, 2016

In industry, there are many sources of low-temperature heat—heat which is often found in connection with waste products…
Satellites and Shipwrecks: Landsat Satellite Spots Foundered Ships in Coastal Waters

March 12, 2016

An estimated 3 million shipwrecks are scattered across the planet’s oceans. Most maritime mishaps take place close to…
Vessel speed biggest factor in noise affecting killer whales

December 3, 2015

The speed of vessels operating near endangered killer whales in Washington is the most influential factor – more…
A New Defense for Navy Ships: Protection from Cyber Attacks

September 19, 2015

For most people, the term “cyber security” calls to mind stories of data theft like the recent hacks…
Archaeologists piece together how crew survived 1813 shipwreck in Alaska

September 9, 2015

Working closely with the U.S. Forest Service and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, an international team of researchers…
Sentinels catch traffic jam

August 10, 2015

Low water levels in the Danube river have left ships to queue close to the town of Zimnicea…
Scientists work with marine industry on new fuel

August 5, 2015

The battle for cleaner, greener fuels isn’t fought solely on land – America’s rivers, lakes and surrounding seas…
Red and White Fleet going green

July 28, 2015

Sandia leads partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cell ferry and world’s largest refueling station When it comes to…
Navy eyes graphene nanoribbon for ultimate power control system

July 21, 2015

The U.S. Navy distributes electricity aboard most of its ships like a power company. It relies on conductors,…
Sunken Treasures: Maritime Archeologist Sets out to Explore the Ships Buried Beneath Us

July 15, 2015

The waters in and around San Francisco Bay are replete with shipwrecks—200 at least. But they’re exceedingly difficult…
Collision Course: ONR Testing High-Speed Planing Hulls To Better Understand Wave Slam

May 29, 2015

Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the…
Two new environmental observation systems for shippers will improve safety and efficiency of commerce in Louisiana

May 14, 2015

Two southeast Louisiana shipping hubs critical to the U.S. economy will see the installation of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic…
Cause and Effect: A Look at Boat Safety Technologies Over Time

April 24, 2015

Telling the story of the invention and development of commonplace yet vital boat safety technologies over time, Towergate…
Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

December 17, 2014

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over…
Ship ahoy! Fraunhofer displays innovations at SMM

September 2, 2014

Seven Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in…
International Space Station Benefits for Humanity: Found at Sea

August 28, 2014

In the first installment of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity video series, NASA showed how the station’s water purification technology is…
Sustainable barnacle-repelling paint could help the shipping industry and the environment

May 12, 2014

Barnacles might seem like a given part of a seasoned ship’s hull, but they’re literally quite a drag…
Freighter without crew

April 2, 2014

Ships of the future will soon be steered across the Seven Seas – unmanned. A new simulator is…
Breaking the Ice: R/V Sikuliaq completes preliminary acceptance trials

March 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ice-capable research vessel R/V Sikuliaq conducted preliminary acceptance trials on the Great Lakes at the…
Chinese icebreaker shines spotlight on polar ambitions

January 8, 2014

The Chinese research vessel Xue Long is shown January 2, 2014 trapped in the frozen waters of Antarctica…
Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

January 8, 2014

The Russian research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is shown still stuck in the ice off East Antarctica as…
NRL Restores World War II-Era Equipment for Today’s Research Needs

January 8, 2014

It sounds like the ultimate recycling project – the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval…
Top Tech: The Navy’s Indoor Ocean

December 27, 2013

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division has thrown the switch on newly renovated “Indoor Ocean”.  It’s called the Maneuvering…
New navigation system for port traffic

November 27, 2013

The DockingAssist system is a precise, high-speed port navigation system developed in a European research project. DockingAssist has…
NSF to continue operations of the drillship JOIDES Resolution

November 22, 2013

With authorization from the National Science Board (NSB), the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enter into a cooperative…
Research vessel Sikuliaq to winter in Great Lakes, test ‘hybrid’ underwater vehicle

November 15, 2013

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) research vessel (R/V) Sikuliaq will spend its first winter on the Great Lakes before…
Australia’s Marine National Facility to farewell its research vessel Southern Surveyor

October 4, 2013

Since 2002 Australia’s marine science community has relied upon Southern Surveyor to conduct research from the Southern Ocean to the…
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