(Office of Naval Research) Autonomy options for the Marine Corps have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a successful final helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.
Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans while others are forced to live attached to debris bigger than their own bodies, a new study has found. A world-wide survey of 106 marine experts...Show More Summary
The United States Marine Corps has finally officially announced its adoption of the 5.56mm M855A1 EPR round, developed in the late 2000s by the US Army, marking an important step towards ammunition commonality between the two services. Show More Summary
For me, one of the scariest unexplained phenomena happening right now is the all-too terrifyingly common mass animal deaths which keep occurring around the world. From flocks of birds falling from the sky to whole pods of marine mammals washing lifelessly ashore, things aren’t looking good for the little (or large) critters of the natural... Read more »
Also: A U.S. Marine helicopter in Japan loses its windshield over a school, injuring a boy; the lead singer of the Smithereens dies; and odd headlines from 2017 include "covfefe".
A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.
But as U.S. commander tells CBS News, "there's still lots to be done" in Afghanistan's sprawling Helmand province
Ocean acidification is considered as one of the major threats for coral reefs at a global scale. Marine calcifying organisms, including stony corals, are expected to be the most affected by the predicted decrease of the surface water pH at the end of the century. The severity of the impacts on coral reefs remains as […]
While Newark is my preferred airport by far out of the 3 NYC airports, I’ll occasionally fly out of LaGuardia if there’s a good deal and if the flights are scheduled when traffic isn’t a nightmare. Plus, a visit to the Centurion Lounge is always a nice treat. Show More Summary
As water use worries grow, so does the use of fire retardants to fight wildfires. However these chemicals come with harmful side effects and scant regulation. “The chemicals, largely consist of ammonia compounds, are known toxins to fish and other … more ?
Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week … Click to Continue »
Saving the planet, saving the French language from sexism, and why French far-right leader Marine Le Pen failed to show up for the official ceremony to honour the late rock star Johnny Hallyday.
A window fell from a CH-53 helicopter in the second such incident in less than a week.
Dutch marine company Boskalis has completed an impressive dual vessel float-over operation of the Aasta Hansteen topside in Norway. Over the last several of years, Boskalis, through its subsidiary Dockwise, has played a critical role in the transportation of the Aasta Hansteen SPAR from South Korea to Norway, along with the topside installation. Show More Summary
Toxins. Overfishing. Bycatch. From trawled tuna & cod to farmed salmon & tilapia – the latest data on sustainable fish visualized! Multi-sourced from the Marine Conservation Society, Marine Stewardship Council, Greenpeace and Seafood Watch. Filter by what concerns you and paste your choices into your phone for easy reference. » See the interactive »Trawl the […]
Last week, we wrote about Marine Master Sergeant Hector Trujillo who was gravely injured when he rescued a Japanese citizen from a automobile wreck in Okinawa. Stars & Stripes reports that Trujillo was, in turn, rescued by three other Marines, Corporal Matthew Dungan, Sergeant Justin Erler and Lance Corporal Eduardo Rosario, on the roadway that […]
The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay parliamentary aides who did political work for the National Front. … Click to Continue »
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Considering we pump millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, there is a hell of a lot we don't know about its whereabouts and its impact on the marine environment. A study examining how the material is torn apart by ocean...Show More Summary