Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

Solar Impulse 2 lands in California after Pacific Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse 2 lands in California after Pacific Ocean crossing

UPI StaffMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 24 (UPI) — To show that “clean technology could do the impossible,” explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard successfully landed an experimental plane in California. Top News – UPI.com

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Three Category 4 hurricanes cross the Pacific Ocean simultaneously

Three Category 4 hurricanes cross the Pacific Ocean simultaneously

Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — For the first time in recorded history, the Pacific Ocean was host to three Category 4 hurricanes simultaneously: hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena. Top News – UPI.com

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$2 million awarded to companies helping to monitor harmful ocean acidification

$2 million awarded to companies helping to monitor harmful ocean acidification

Team Sunburst Sensors won $ 1,500,000 tonight from the XPRIZE Foundation for developing the most accurate and most affordable sensor technology for measuring ocean acidification. Sunburst Sensors won both grand prize purses for affordability and accuracy — worth $ 750,000 each. Team ANB Sensors took home the second place prize for affordability, receiving $...

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Man helps shark return to ocean at North Carolina beach

Man helps shark return to ocean at North Carolina beach

Ben HooperTOPSAIL BEACH, N.C., June 30 (UPI) — A North Carolina beach visitor captured video of a man grabbing a stranded shark by the fins to guide it back to its ocean home. Latest News – UPI.com

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Study: Blue whales can’t avoid barges, ocean liners

Study: Blue whales can’t avoid barges, ocean liners

Brooks HaysPALO ALTO, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — A new study highlights the inept response of blue whales to oncoming ocean barges. Researchers hope their findings can help shippers avoid whale collisions. Latest News – UPI.com

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After mapping ocean floor, crews renew search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370

After mapping ocean floor, crews renew search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Six months ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared with 239 passengers on board after departing from Kuala Lumpur. After an initial frantic search to find the Boeing 777’s black boxes before their batteries petered out, rescue crews called off efforts and began a major undertaking to map the seafloor. Now, four months later, those maps...

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