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Undersea Volcanoes Discovered in MH370 Jet Search

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:39 PM - by renjithvishnu

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The collection of data from one of the most secret parts of the world is a by-product of the search. Extinct volcanoes and undersea depressions nearly a mile deep have been discovered as scientists search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Researchers looking for the Boeing 777 are creating 3-D maps of unexplored areas of the southern Indian Ocean in advance of submersible vehicles which will comb the area next month. The area has been deemed the most likely place to find the plane, after a series of brief electronic communications between MH370 and a satellite, the ... [Read More]
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Cephalopods Inspire New Technology, From Camouflaged Uniforms to Disappearing Cars

Aug 25, 2014 - 9:52 AM - by renjithvishnu
Researchers have successfully developed an “optoelectronic camouflage system” that was inspired by the skin of cephalopods (octopuses, squid and cuttlefish). This new technology allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings.
This is different than other technology, Dr. Cunjiang Yu, lead author and assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, explained in a news release. Unlike previous camouflage systems which couldn’t automatically adapt, “our device sees color and matches it. It reads the environment using thermochromatic material.”
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