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oceanography

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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 Jun. 20, 2012

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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 Mar. 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 Nov. 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 Jan. 30, 2014

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Bizarre 'flipping' research ship turns 50

Launched in 1962, the Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) can sink itself on purpose and withstand heavy seas in a vertical position.

By Jul. 3, 2012

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What put the brakes on global warming: The Pacific Ocean?

Sea-surface temperatures may explain why climate change is not warming the planet as fast.

By Aug. 30, 2013

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Bill Gates on education, patents, Microsoft Bob, and disease

Speaking at Microsoft's Faculty Summit Monday, Gates took questions from an audience of researchers about the work of his foundation and other topics.

By Jul. 15, 2013

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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 Jan. 12, 2011

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Army ROV clears underwater ordnance off Hawaii

Working at a site off Oahu once used as a marine munitions dump, the Army's Roumrs ROV has cleared dozens of pieces of exploded ordnance.

By Aug. 8, 2011

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Wave-powered robot funded for sea missions

Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider can propel itself and send back ocean monitoring data for oceanic research as well as commercial and government applications.

By Jun. 7, 2011