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  • Searchers dismiss possibility wreckage in Bay of Bengal is from MH370

    04/29/2014 7:07:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Reuters
    A private company said it had found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the Bay of Bengal that should be investigated as potential debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but the possibility was dismissed by search coordinators. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) managing the multinational search for the missing plane said it continued to believe that the plane came down in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. The Bay of Bengal is located between India and Myanmar, thousands of miles from the current search area. The wreckage was reported by Australian geophysical survey company GeoResonance.......
  • An Australian Exploration Company Says It May Have Found MH370 In Area Where Nobody Is Looking

    04/29/2014 8:55:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 04/29/2014 | PAMELA ENGEL
    An Australian exploration company says it might have found the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — and it’s not in the Indian Ocean. The company, called GeoResonance, claims that it has identified possible wreckage from a commercial airliner on the ocean floor in the Bay of Bengal, Australia’s 7News reports. The Bay of Bengal, marked on the map below, is about 3,100 miles away from the circled area of the southern Indian Ocean where authorities have been looking for the missing plane.
  • Exploration company believes it may have found MH370

    04/28/2014 7:52:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    7 News/Yahoo news ^ | April 28, 2014 | Andrea Nicolas
    FIRST ON 7: An Adelaide-based exploration company believes it may have located the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, 5000km away from where authorities have been looking. The company, GeoResonance, says its research has identified elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane. Six weeks have now passed since the plane disappeared and extensive searches in the Indian Ocean have failed to locate any wreckage. Today, Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the chance of finding debris on the surface is slim to none. Air search for MH370 called off: Abbott He said efforts will not focus on...
  • Geochemical 'Fingerprints' Leave Evidence That Megafloods Eroded Steep Gorge

    07/28/2013 3:01:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 22, 2013 | University of Washington
    The Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia drops rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, losing about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained suddenly and catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed at times during the last 2 million years... In this case, the water moved rapidly through bedrock gorge, carving away the base...
  • Hat-trick for missile technologists, armed forces

    03/28/2010 8:08:00 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 386+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 3/29/2010 | Y. Mallikarjun
    a hat-trick for missile technologists and the armed forces in the last two days, Agni-I, which can carry nuclear weapons and has range of 700 km, was flight-tested successfully from the Wheeler's Island, off the Orissa coast, on Sunday. The ship-based Dhanush and Prithvi-II were test-fired in a salvo mode on Saturday. The medium range surface-to-surface Agni-I, fired at 1.07 hours from a mobile launcher, homed in on the target within a few metres of accuracy as it splashed down in the Bay of Bengal. The launch was carried out by Army personnel as part of a training exercise. Best-ever...
  • India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise

    03/22/2010 12:07:30 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 396+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/21/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace said on Sunday. The missile, fired from a new vertical launch pad, hit the target in the Bay of Bengal, BrahMos Aerospace said. The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk...
  • India's Advanced Air Defence interceptor fails to take off

    03/14/2010 11:53:20 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 729+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 3/15/2010 | Brahmand.com
    India's new Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, being developed to destroy hostile missiles encountered coordination problem and failed to take off during a planned launch from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast on Monday. "Coordinated exercise between target missile Prithvi from Chandipur and the indigenously built interceptor from Wheeler Island could not take place properly during the planned trial," defence sources said. Though Prithvi - the target missile - was test-fired at 10.02 hrs from a mobile launcher from ITR's launch complex-3 at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from here, the interceptor missile failed to blast off,...
  • India likely to test-fire Advanced Air Defence missile today

    03/13/2010 7:41:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 470+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | Brahmand.com
    ): With an eye to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India is likely to test-fire its indigenously designed and developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Orissa coast today. The AAD missile is capable of destroying any hostile ballistic missile at low altitude situation, defence sources said on Saturday. Range integration work at the ITR for the proposed trial is complete and the test is likely to be conducted today, they said. The target missile, a modified indigenously built 'Prithvi' posing as an enemy missile, would first be lifted off...
  • Warning Of Tsunami Greater Than 2004

    09/05/2007 7:59:13 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 773+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-5-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Warning of tsunami greater than 2004 By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 6:01pm BST 05/09/2007 Tens of millions of people who live in the Bay of Bengal face the threat of a tsunami as massive as the one that devastated the Sumatran coast in 2004, a leading geologist warns today. Satellite images showing Banda Aceh before (top) and after (bottom) the 2004 tsunami While the Boxing Day 2004 disaster took the scientific community by surprise, killing around a quarter of a million people, one geologist who had sounded the alert about the dangers in the Indian Ocean now says...
  • Naval wargame does not target China, says US [NAVAL EXERCISE PICTURES!]

    09/06/2007 11:40:43 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 25 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 Sept., 2007 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The ongoing naval wargame in the Bay of Bengal involving five nations does not "target" China but is designed to shape strategic choices by regional actors like India, a senior Pentagon official has said. "This exercise does not target China. It is designed to shape strategic choices being made by all regional actors. Malabar is a sign of responsible stakeholders interested in promoting peace and security by a visible presence," said Brigadier General John Toolan, Principal Director for South and South East Asia at the US Department of Defence. The four-day 'Malabar Exercise' started on September 4 with the...
  • Malabar 2007: India, United States, Japan, Australia, Singapore Begin Massive 5-Day Naval Exercises

    09/03/2007 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 12 replies · 1,372+ views
    A multilateral naval drill involving India, the US and three other nations begins in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday, an event that India says is a pointer to the country's growing importance on the world stage. This is the first time a joint exercise on this scale involving 25 vessels is being conducted off India's eastern seaboard and New Delhi has repeatedly sought to allay apprehensions that the drill had military overtones. 'There is no military alignment. It's only an exercise,' Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said of Malabar-2007 that runs Sep 4-9 and involves the navies of India, the...
  • Scientist foresaw Sumatran quake

    03/07/2005 2:16:06 AM PST · by bd476 · 35 replies · 1,033+ views
    Whittier Daily News.com ^ | Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 8:25:08 PM PST | Kimm Groshong , Staff Writer
    Scientist foresaw Sumatran quake Research showed area was ripe for temblor By Kimm Groshong , Staff WriterArticle Published: Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 8:25:08 PM PST PASADENA -- When the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami devastated Sumatra and much of the Bay of Bengal on Dec. 26, Kerry Sieh's premonition became a nightmarish reality. The Caltech geology professor had studied the history of giant earthquakes just south of the epicenter for about a decade and knew full well the damage such a major quake in that part of the world could inflict. He had tried to get the word out...