Ever wondered how engineers check if their designs—from ships to wind turbines—will fair against an aggressive ocean? With something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions.
Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues, which could get scrambled in climate change. That's why researchers…
Wikileaks is a flawed endeavor represented publicly by a smug egotist. But it deserves the respect and support of anyone who prioritizes the privacy of individuals over that of governments.
Having been to Bali several times, I can tell you that this marine research vessel concept is about a million years away from most of their architecture. Saying that, however, the next photo juxtaposes the old and new beautifully:
It was decided we don't know enough about the sea. So 2,700 scientists started the Census of Marine Life, cooperating with museums, labs and aquariums across 80 countries to learn more. 10 years later, today, they're done.