Scientists Make, Mate Robot Tadpoles to Prove Propulsion Theory
Poughkeepsie, New York - Nov 21, 2006 19:34 EST
A team of scientists thinks our ancient predecessors developed vertebrae and a backbone to stiffen their bodies so they could swim more powerfully and has developed robot tadpoles to help prove the theory.
The far-distant forebearers of humans and other vertebrates...
Environmentalists Warn of Shark Troubles, Urge Conservation, and Make Recommendations
Shanghai, China - Nov 10, 2006 17:52 EST
Experts on shark conservation, research and management from Australia, China, Singapore, United States and United Kingdom, recently participated in the International Shark Conservation Meeting in Beijing, China.
The shark experts said many species of shark are facing a serious threat to...
Scientist: Millions of 'Sea-Level Refugees' Could Flee Rising Oceans
Nairobi, Kenya - Nov 9, 2006 18:57 EST
Nations must make plans to help tens of millions of "sea level refugees" if climate change continues to ravage the world's oceans, German researchers said on Thursday.
Waters are rising and warming, increasing the destructive power of storms, they said, and...
New Inhaler-Friendly Snorkel Could Open Up Underwater World to Asthmatics
Queensland, Australia - Nov 8, 2006 17:59 EST
A Snorkel built to carry an inhaler could open up a whole new undersea world for asthmatics.
The Australian-developed MediDive Asthma Freedom Snorkel houses the puffer within a silicon chamber attached to the mask, giving asthma sufferers easy access to medication...
Straitjacket Can’t Hold Underwater Escape Artist, But the Police Will
Key West, Florida - Nov 4, 2006 10:13 EST
He escaped from a straitjacket, but not the long arm of the law.
Michael Anthony Patrick, a 55-year-old street performer, was charged with negligence Wednesday after his act prompted a massive harbor search.
Authorities said the longtime Key West performer regularly escapes...
Research: How Fish Mend a Broken Heart May Lead to Human Cures
Durham, North Carolina - Nov 2, 2006 21:03 EST
New evidence to explain how a common tropical fish mends a broken heart may suggest methods for coaxing the damaged hearts of mammals to better heal, researchers report in the November 3, 2006 issue of Cell, published by Cell Press.
New Species and New Records of Marine Species Discovered in NW Hawaiian Islands
Honolulu, Hawaii - Oct 31, 2006 19:40 EST
A three-week scientific expedition to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument returned to Honolulu on Sunday with the discovery of many new species and a better understanding of marine biodiversity in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Groups Urge Kiwis to Halt Bottom Trawling; 'There is No Need to Wait'
Wellington, New Zealand - Oct 29, 2006 17:08 EST
An international coalition of more than 60 environmental groups has called on New Zealand to pull its bottom trawl fishing fleet out of the international waters of the South Pacific to protect deep-sea life.
In a letter to Prime Minister...