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  • New find to guage exact age of ancient Dwarka

    06/05/2007 1:40:42 PM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies · 743+ views
    NEW DELHI: The exact age of Dwarka, the ancient submerged city off Gujarat coast, can now finally be determined. In a major breakthrough, archaeologists have excavated from the ruins of Dwarka a wooden block that promises to solve the mystery about the exact age of the submerged city believed by many to belong to Lord Krishna. "Now that we have found wood, we are confident of dating the excavations. We will know exactly how old is this submerged city," Alok Tripathi, Superindenting Archaeologist of the Underwater Archaeology Wing of the Archaeological Survey of India. Archaeologists will now use the carbon...
  • Aussie boffin lives 12 days underwater on algae-generated oxygen (Self-confessed "nutcase")

    04/18/2007 10:07:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 564+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian scientist emerged unscathed Wednesday after spending 12 days in an underwater capsule where he had to create his own oxygen with algae and generate electricity on an exercise bike. Self-confessed "nutcase" Lloyd Godson lived at the bottom of a flooded quarry in a yellow steel capsule measuring just nine square metres to demonstrate how a closed ecological system can work. Godson admitted suffering mild cabin fever during his time in the underwater tank, which used a revolutionary Israeli-developed "Biocoil" system to generate oxygen from algae soaked with the 27-year-old's urine. "It's nice to feel the...
  • Plans for an Underwater Express[DARPA Research][100-Knot Submarine]

    04/03/2007 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Dacb · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Military.com ^ | 02 April 2007 | Norman Polmar
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Office (DARPA) has initiated an underwater express program to "demonstrate stable and controllable high‑speed underwater transport through supercavitation. The intent is to determine the feasibility for supercavitation technology to enable a new class of high‑speed underwater craft for future littoral missions that could involve the transport of high‑value cargo and/or small units of personnel. The program will investigate and resolve critical technological issues associated with the physics of supercavitation and will culminate in a credible demonstration a significant scale to prove that a supercavitating underwater craft is controllable at speeds up to 100 knots." Such...
  • HOMEOWNERS ARE GOING UNDERWATER AS LOANS PASS HOME VALUES

    11/11/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 59 replies · 1,792+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12 November 2006 | Holden Lewis
    Work with lender as soon as possible to avoid owing more than your house is worth. Sunday, November 12, 2006 In the next couple of years, a combination of rising mortgage interest rates and falling or slow-growing home value could plunge thousands of homeowners underwater. Being underwater means owing more than the house is worth. It's an especially risky situation for people with interest-only mortgages and pay-option adjustable-rate mortgages because they don't build equity unless they choose to. Some might be able to refinance or get through hard times by living frugally. Others will have to sell their houses. Still...
  • Scientists Seek Indian History Underwater[North America]

    11/07/2006 1:28:01 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 55 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Day ^ | Joe Wojtas
    Mashantuckets, Ballard To Explore Ancient Coastline They are questions that have intrigued scientists, archaeologists and historians for centuries: When did Native Americans first arrive on the North American continent, and where did they settle? Now, Robert Ballard, president of the Institute for Exploration at Mystic Aquarium, and Kevin McBride, research director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, and other researchers hope to answer that question. On Wednesday, Ballard, McBride and Dwight Coleman, the IFE's research director, outlined plans for a multiyear expedition to chart the location of ancient coastlines now underwater, identify sites of Native American settlements and find artifacts to...
  • Underwater Landslides Tallied Near Puerto Rico

    07/11/2006 2:57:55 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 397+ views
    Science News ^ | 7-11-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Underwater landslides tallied near Puerto Rico Sid Perkins An oceanographic survey off the northern coast of Puerto Rico has found remnants of many past underwater landslides, a handful of which were large enough to have caused deadly tsunamis. Although most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, a small percentage of the destructive waves are triggered by seafloor slumping (SN: 3/6/04, p. 152: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040306/bob8.asp). Sonar revealed the landslide remnants off Puerto Rico, says Uri S. ten Brink, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Mass. He and his colleagues report their findings in the June 16 Geophysical Research Letters....
  • Divers Begin Search For Underwater 'Atlantis' (China)

    06/23/2006 2:12:37 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 679+ views
    China Daily ^ | 6-17-2006 | Wu Chong
    Divers begin search for underwater 'Atlantis' By Wu Chong (China Daily) Updated: 2006-06-17 05:56 YUXI, YUNNAN: Ten divers began a seven-day search for a possible underwater "Atlantis" on Friday in the Fuxian Lake near Kunming, the second-deepest freshwater pool in the country. Local diver Geng Wei first told of a large ancient city in the lake eight years ago, thought to span 2.4 square kilometres. Geng claimed to have seen lots of square boulders more than 1.4 square metres in size, either piled or scattered deep underwater. In 2001, the local government launched the first large exploration of the lake,...
  • Massive underwater volcano discovered off Sicily

    06/22/2006 9:19:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 701+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/06 | Phil Stewart
    ROME (Reuters) - An underwater volcano with a base larger than Washington D.C. has been discovered just off the shores of Sicily, a scientist with Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said on Thursday. The volcanic structure, which incorporates peaks previously thought to be separate volcanoes, was named Empedocles after the Greek philosopher who named the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water. Legend has it that the philosopher died by throwing himself into Mount Etna, the nearby Sicilian volcano. Giovanni Lanzafame, who works at the institute and led the research, said Empedocles was at least 400...
  • Navy Submarine Makes First Launch of Underwater Glider

    11/23/2005 5:17:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,454+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Chief Journalist (SW/AW) David Rush
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- In a first for the U.S. Navy, an underwater glider was launched with the aid of Navy divers from the Dry Deck Shelter aboard USS Buffalo (SSN 715) Nov. 14. The glider is a uniquely mobile network component capable of moving to specific locations and depths and gathering various information, which is transmitted on a predetermined interval when it surfaces to computers via a built-in satellite phone. Our interest in the submarine force has been to use these to characterize the ocean, explained Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Cross, Pacific Submarine Force oceanographer. Theyre equipped with sensors...
  • Hong Kong Underwater Wedding package program - HK$109,999 US$14,182

    11/12/2005 9:23:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 774+ views
    Yahoo Photos | 11/12/05 | AP
    A couple of models participate in a promotion of underwater wedding package at Ocean park in Hong Kong Friday, Nov, 11, 2005. Ocean Park, one of the hot spots for tourists here, unveils underwater wedding package program which prices HK$109,999 (US$14,182).
  • Divers get cultural signposts

    10/27/2005 4:34:17 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 2 replies · 233+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 27 Oct 2005, 12:57 | Cato Guhnfeldt, Translator: Jonathan Tisdall
    Norway's Directorate for Cultural Heritage has begun a unique program of setting up signs to highlight historical landmarks - underwater. About 30 shipwrecks in southern Norway will get the familiar preservation sign from the directorate, to help divers appreciate - and respect - some of the country's less obvious attractions. On Thursday the first sign, bearing the familiar pretzel-shaped landmark logo, will go up near a shipwreck in Vest-Agder County in southern Norway. The signs are built of acid-resistant steel and titanium to resist saltwater and other sea problems. Signs will be placed at depths of 10-30 meters (33-98 feet),...
  • "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"

    09/09/2005 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Kay · 36 replies · 2,876+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 9/9/05 | Janice On RUSH show
    Janice, an African American woman, age 55, is all fired up against the Democrats in Louisiana. Said "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"
  • Canadian director out to solve Titanic mystery

    07/25/2005 12:11:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 383+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 2005-07-23 | JOHN MCKAY
    TORONTO -- Live from the Titanic, it's Sunday night. Tomorrow night, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron plans to take TV viewers on a live tour of the ill-fated ocean liner from its resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic, where it sank nearly a century ago in one of history's most notorious marine disasters. Last week, Cameron was in a Los Angeles editing suite putting together pre-taped sequences from the latest of the 30 expedition dives he's taken to the Titanic site over the last decade. He was then going to fly back to the site to do more...
  • Eerie recording captures sound of tsunami

    07/24/2005 11:29:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies · 814+ views
    LiveScience.com/MSNBC ^ | July 22, 2005 | Robert Roy Britt
    Underwater microphones pick up dull, deadly roar in Indian Ocean---- Sound from last December's huge tsunami-causing earthquake was picked up by underwater microphones designed to listen for nuclear explosions.Scientists this week released an audio file of the frighteningly long-lasting cracks and splits along the Sumatra-Andaman Fault in the Indian Ocean. The spine-tingling hiss and rumble is an eerie reminder of the devastation and death that is still being tallied in the largest natural disaster in modern times. At least 200,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the magnitude-9.3 earthquake, the tsunami, and the lack of food,...
  • Update on the Underwater City off the Coast of Cuba.

    07/21/2005 8:49:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies · 15,622+ views
    Translated from Diario de Yucatan ^ | Translated from Diario de Yucatan, July 10, 2005. | By Hernn Casares Camera
    New National Geographic/Zelitsky Expedition to Cuba "Underwater City" Site Planned-- Page 27 By Hernn Casares Camera Thanks to: Donald Raab The Russian-Canadian oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky reveals that likely, next autumn, between October and November, she will lead a new expedition, from the Port of Progress, to finish the work that could not be concluded last year at the suspected site of a lost underwater city near Cuba; to map the area and to make a hi-resolution film of the location. National Geographic will finance most of the trip. For several months the team has been readying a specially equipped ship...
  • Rescue Divers Uncover Bodies, Underwater Crime Scenes

    07/11/2005 2:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,099+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Sat, Jul. 09, 2005
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - As he combed the murky depths of the Scioto River, Ed Schillig wondered how he would find the 21-year-old man's body. "Am I going to bump into him? Is he going to press against my mask?" said the six-year veteran of Franklin County's dive-rescue team, recalling the assignment on June 4. Eventually, Schillig's hand brushed the torso of David Roller, who had fallen out of a boat about three hours earlier. "It's a personal experience, because there's no one else there," Schillig said. Dive teams are expecially busy in the summer, when people flock to waterways throughout...
  • Archaeologists Make Major Find...Underwater (Belize)

    07/08/2005 2:31:59 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    News5 Belize ^ | 7-8-2005 | Janelle Chanona
    Archaeologists make major discovery... underwater When most people think about Mayan archaeology they imagine excavations in royal tombs or trenches cut into tree covered mounds. Few of us would expect that a significant find could be made underwater... particularly in a swamp. But Belizean archaeology is a many-faceted field, as the presentations at this year's Archaeology Symposium, now underway in San Ignacio, amply reveal. Among the updates to last year's reports is a startling discovery made by a team from Louisiana State University. It is a find unlike any in all of the Meso-American world, and it was made right...
  • China begins trial exploration of first offshore coal mine in E. China

    06/20/2005 7:40:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 531+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 06/19/05
    China begins trial exploration of first offshore coal mine in E. China Energy-thirsty China Saturday started exploration of its first offshore coal mine, in eastern Shandong Province. Experts with the Shandong Longkuang Group said the underwater coal mine, located about five kilometers away from the coast of Longkou city in eastern Shandong, has a proven reserve of 1.29 billion tons of coal. It is the first offshore coal mine in China. According to the company, the first phrase of digging will be done at the field 350 meters below sea level, stretching 150 meters. The deposit there is expected to...
  • Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

    06/05/2005 4:49:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 4,426+ views
    Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends ^ | 6/1/05 | Roland Piquepaille
    Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks IsraCast is a Jerusalem-based multimedia network and one of its reporters just wrote an article about a dream come true, "Like a Fish: Revolutionary Underwater Breathing System." An Israeli inventor, Alan-Izhar Bodner, "has developed a breathing apparatus that will allow breathing underwater without the assistance of oxygen tanks." This invention is based on how fish are breathing, picking the air which is dissolved in the water. Right now, a prototype has been built which uses rechargeable batteries and which will allow for one hour of diving time. But don't run to your diving store...
  • Urban Legend making rounds on internet, "Stunning Iceberg Photo," exposed on Snopes.com

    04/22/2005 5:16:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 2,143+ views
    SNOPES.COM ^ | JULY 2, 2001 | Snopes.com Webmaster
    Claim: A Newfoundland rig manager snapped an underwater photograph of an enormous iceberg. Status: False. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001] "This is an amazing shot. This came from a Rig Manager for Global Marine Drilling in St. Johns, Newfoundland. They actually have to divert the path of these things away from the rig by towing them with ships! Anyway, in this particular case the water was calm & the sun was almost directly overhead so that the diver was able to get into the water and click this pic. They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons." Origins: Charming story,...