Materials that can become invisible have long been the stuff of fiction, though this may no longer be the case in the future.Read more
Besides inspiring the logo of our very own X-Ray Magazine, the stingray is also the inspiration for a new type of tissue-based soft robotics being developed by a team led by bioengineering Professor Ali Khademhosseini, from UCLA.Read more
Researchers have discovered that it is more efficient to use drones to study leopard seals, compared to the traditional method of physically catching them.Read more
A Wave Glider, an autonomous underwater vehicle, travelled 200 nautical miles of the central Great Barrier Reef recently, in a seven-day trial designed to test its monitoring capabilities and potential for future use.Read more
The new method, developed by the researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, is more cost-effective and flexible, and it can yield better video quality by improving the bandwidth to stream real-time underwater video images.Read more
More than 535 minutes of footage depicting rarely-seen activities of wild dolphins were captured off New Zealand, in a world-first study involving researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Alaska Southeast.Read more
The meeting was first proposed by the National Park Service (NPS), then quickly supported by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Divers Alert Network (DAN), and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS).Read more
Developed by roboticists from Queensland University of Technology, this is the world's first robot designed to search and destroy (so to speak) the dreaded crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS).Read more
Nereus was sent to complete the first systematic study of the Kermadec Trench.
Thirty days into the forty-day mission, about seven hours into a nine-hour dive, communications with Nereus were lost. When standard emergency recovery protocols were unsuccessful, the team initiated a search near the dive site. They then spotted several pieces of debris on the surface nearby later identified to be a parts of Nereus, indicating a catastrophic implosion.
Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community.Read more
The F-1 was a workhorse engine for the US space agency NASA as the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fuelled engine ever developed.Read more
The Floating Instrument Platform, FLIP, is a 355 foot long manned spar buoy designed as a stable research platform for oceanographic research.,
A ship rolls with storm waves, but FLIP is so stable it is almost immobile
—Scripps Institute of Oceanography engineer Eric SlaterRead more
Combining scientific data from three major factors impacting our oceans – climate change, human activity (including fisheries and river run-off) and food web dynamics (fish eating fish), the Nereus model shows life under the sea from 1960 to 2060.Read more