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Brazil to auction new oil blocks in 2013


September 20th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil says offshore find holds high-grade oil


August 15th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Preliminary drilling has confirmed that an offshore deposit discovered in March contains significant reserves of light crude, Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras said."New oil ... Read more...

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Sea bird’s deep diving feat stuns researchers


August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) An imperial cormorant dived 150 feet deep into the ocean within 40 seconds, looking for prey on its floor where it eventually caught a snakelike fish, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Osama dumped 320 km off Indian coast


May 4th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A US treasure hunter claims to have found the exact spot where Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's body was dumped -- about 320 km off ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US Coast Guard fires to sink Japanese tsunami ship


April 6th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has fired cannons to sink a Japanese ghost ship that was drifting towards Alaska, a media report said.A Coast Guard cutter opened ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes offshore crude find


March 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it discovered a new "high-quality" oil accumulation off the coast of Sao Paulo state.The new find was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chevron detects new oil leak in Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS/EFE) US oil supermajor Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The Hoff crab named after David Hasselhoff


January 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UK scientists have named a new crab specie The Hoff crab because of its hairy chest. This is the first time that the specie has been ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now, make trips to Titanic wreck at $61,000


December 27th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) People willing to take a look at the then world's biggest ocean liner, the Titanic, will be able to make trips to the wreck at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shrimps ‘rumble’ to keep predators at bay


September 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) How do shrimps on the ocean floor communicate to keep predators at bay, entice mates and protect their homes?Mantis shrimps make noise, seemingly in individual 'voices', ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Crashed UFO found on seabed?


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Sonar scans looking for a century-old wreck of a Swedish merchant ship have revealed a grainy outline of a saucer shape against the dirt in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese submersible Jiaolong reaches record depths


July 27th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Jiaolong, a Chinese deep-diving submersible, has successfully reached a depth of 5,038 meters in the Pacific Ocean, topping an earlier dive of 4,027 meters, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Investigators find black box from crashed Air France flight


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:14 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French investigators on Sunday announced they have found and recovered the black box of Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 during a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Japan’s tsunami debris all set to reach the US coast


April 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A month after the devastating quake hit Japan, massive debris that have been floating across the Pacific are expected to reach U.S coasts. These include everything that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

10 coral species may vanish within 50 years


January 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified 10 coral species that are the most endangered and may vanish within 50 years.Led by experts at London Zoo, the Edge Coral Reefs project has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Life may have survived ‘Snowball Earth’ in ocean pockets 700mn yrs ago


December 15th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that life may have survived a cataclysmic global freeze in the ocean pockets some 700 million years ago.Researchers have apparently found evidence in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Starfish could cure asthma, arthritis


December 10th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Starfish may soon provide treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma and arthritis, say experts.The slimy substance that coats the spiny starfish was 'better than Teflon' at stopping ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Titanic becoming fast food for bacteria


December 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) The wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor will soon disappear as it is being fast eaten up by a newly discovered bacteria, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Versatile bugs found under ocean crust


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon life teeming with versatile bugs in the deepest layers of the ocean crust. Some of these microbes, existing in temperatures near the boiling ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hi-tech robots search for ancient shipwrecks lying on ocean floor


November 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): It would now be possible to access ancient shipwrecks lying on the ocean floor, thanks to new robotic submersibles.These autonomous and remotely operated vehicles are capable of trawling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth had enough oxygen to start life ‘400mn yrs earlier than thought’


November 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that oxygen had reached a level where it could have supported life much earlier than thought - 400 million years further back in time.The evidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Petrobras finds oil signs during deepwater exploration


October 28th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said signs of oil found at in its first deepwater exploration well in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin mark the opening of a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New deep-sea hot springs found in the Atlantic


October 8th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new hydrothermal vent 500 kilometres southwest of the Azores.Researchers from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Marine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key reproductive hormone in oldest vertebrate identified


October 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Researchers have unravelled the once-prized enigma behind the sex life of the oldest vertebrate- a hagfish- by identifying the first reproductive hormone of the eyeless, snot-covered, worm-like scavenger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our oceans home to 750,000 undiscovered species


October 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) The oceans are bustling with far greater diversity of life than previously thought, says the first Census of Marine Life -- 10 years in the making. It will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BP to conduct final test on ruptured Gulf well seal


September 19th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) BP late Saturday was waiting for the cement to set at the bottom of the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well before testing the strength of the seal. If ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fish That Looks Like Shrek


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Divers have come across a bizarre looking fish in the coastal waters of Japan that they have named 'Shrek' due to its ogre like features. The ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

A fish that ‘walks’ in water


August 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) The angler fish, which is mostly found in the ocean depths, appears to saunter along on four legs on the ocean floor, new pictures have revealed. But the angler ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP gets another 24 hours


July 21st, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (DPA) BP Plc Tuesday was given another 24 hours to maintain its cap on the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as engineers continued monitoring for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BP Well Cap Not Effective In Controlling Oil Leak


July 19th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Orleans, July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials who have been monitoring the blown-out oil well off the Gulf of Mexico have found seepage on the ocean floor which indicates that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World’s oldest champagne found in Baltic Sea


July 18th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Swedish diver may have found the world's oldest drinkable sparkling wine when he recovered several bottles of champagne amid the wreckage of a 230-year-old ship in ... Read more...

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BP ‘temporarily’ stops oil leak in Gulf of Mexico


July 16th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Houston, July 16(ANI): The gush of oil from BP's spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico has been 'temporarily' stopped for the first time in three months, raising hopes that it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Footloose glaciers cracking up


July 15th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Glaciers that lose their grounding on the seafloor and begin floating behave very erratically, producing larger icebergs than their grounded cousins, says a new study. Fabian Walter and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil spills raise toxic arsenic levels in ocean


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Oil spills can raise levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to new research. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Split in Earth’s crust doesn’t always cause volcanic eruptions: Experts


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions.When the Earth's crust breaks into plates, these ... Read more...

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