Archive for November, 2013

November 27, 2013

Providing the solutions to waterway pollution control

Environmental Workboats for waterway maintenance, debris collection, removal of floating debris, aquatic weed control

See on www.waterwitch.com

November 25, 2013

Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —The flying machine looks something like a helicopter but it is quite different and is intended to be a future answer to the greening of noisy, vibration-heavy helicopters as we have known them.

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November 23, 2013

Research Highlight: Concentrations of Garbage Patch Plastic Estimated

SEAPLEX data aids assessment of the extent of plastic in North Pacific Ocean Gyre, ingestion by animals In the summer of 1972, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, biological oceanogr…

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November 23, 2013

PLOS ONE: Scales of Spatial Heterogeneity of Plastic Marine Debris in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

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November 20, 2013

A Water Witch has recently gone into service in Iligan, the Philippines – the 72nd vessel of this design to be built. News : Liverpool Water Witch

Water Witch for marine cleanup operations, removal of floating debris and garbage, oil spill response, aquatic weed control, weed harvesting and dredging.

See on www.waterwitch.com

November 16, 2013

Social trash box robot solicits human help to pick up garbage

Wouldn’t it be great if we had robotic garbage cans that could move around on their own and pick up litter? Well, engineers from Japan’s Toyohashi Universit…

See on www.gizmag.com

November 16, 2013

Need a better submarine design? Watch how stingrays swim – NBC News.com

Sometimes the answers to some of the most challenging problems with technology can be found in nature. Researchers hoping to design more…

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November 16, 2013

HIT technology being used in cleaning up and regenerating the seas – Green Building Elements

Received this note today from Graeme Croft at HydroInfra Technologies (HIT): You may already be aware of HIT technology being used in cleaning up and regenerating the seas Hydro Nano Gas (HNG) technology and what it can do to eliminate air…

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November 2, 2013

Adrift.org.au

Want to know where your message in a bottle will turn up or track down the path of local floating pollution? Use Adrift.org.au to forecast where rubber duckies or floating debris in the ocean is likely to end up in 10 years.

See on www.adrift.org.au