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oceanography

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Titanic disaster unlikely to happen in this age, experts say

Modern warning systems plus radar and a better sense of oceanography make it unlikely that a ship could be lost at sea--with hundreds or even thousands dead--in 2012.

By April 11, 2012

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How Navy supercomputers help sailors beat an ancient nemesis

At the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., the U.S. Navy produces some of the world's best maritime weather forecasts. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigated.

By June 20, 2012

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Sensor network to collect and crunch greenhouse gas data

Earth Networks collaborates with Scripps Institute of Oceanography on $25 million project to "take the pulse of the planet" by gathering local data on carbon dioxide and methane emissions.

By January 12, 2011

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Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014

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Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley

For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera.

By August 27, 2014

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NASA aims for air traffic control system for commercial drones

Agency seeks partners for a multi-year project to develop a protocol the FAA can implement for the safe commercial use of drones in the U.S.

By September 11, 2014

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Scuba diving trumps surfing on Saturn's Titan moon

Headlines described the sighting of waves on Titan this week, but it's really still smooth sailing on the impressively deep lakes of the Earth-ish moon.

By March 20, 2014

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Scientists tracking iceberg twice size of Atlanta

After breaking from Antarctica, the massive iceberg could drift toward South America and threaten shipping lanes.

By November 14, 2013

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Navy cryptology specialist tapped to helm NSA

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers is set to become the new director of the National Security Agency, pending Senate confirmation. Would his leadership change the agency's outlook?

By January 30, 2014

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

By April 20, 2014