A light sheen of oil extended about 2 miles from a wrecked cargo ship that split in two over the weekend, but so far the damage appears small compared to the environmental disaster created when the vessel ran aground in October.
AP (Apr. 5, 2012) New Zealand authorities filed charges against the company that owns the cargo ship Rena, which grounded off the country's north coast last October. Many say the spillage from the vessel created the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 10, 2012) Half of the cargo ship grounded off New Zealand's NE coast for 3 months is now under water, with the remaining half listing badly. As authorities braced for further damage from leaked oil, one ... watch video
AP (Mar. 17, 2014) As commercial drones take off around the globe, they are grounded in the US for now by the government. FAA officials say rules to address the safety challenges with unmanned aircraft need to be in ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Mar. 16, 2014) The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, known for daredevil stunts at public air shows, return to the skies after being grounded by budget cuts in 2013. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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AFP (July 14, 2014) US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics explains that the fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets had to be grounded because of an engine fire a few weeks ago. Duration: ... watch video
AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily ... watch video
May 29, 2015 There are 10,000 components that can be used to make cosmetics. These components have to be monitored to guarantee consumer safety. Scientists have now developed three 'green' analytical methods to ... read more
May 28, 2015 Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to ... read more
Jan. 20, 2012 An expert on the protection of threatened marine ecosystems has commented on the potential for ecological disaster posed by the 2,300 tons of fuel oil still aboard the capsized cruise ship Costa ... read more
July 27, 2010 Researchers could save the world’s shipping industry millions of pounds in repairs to broken down vessels after developing a computerized warning system which keeps the ‘lifeblood’ of a ship ... read more
June 16, 2010 NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson departed Galveston, Texas, June 15 to continue research on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill's impact on the Gulf of Mexico. During the three-week mission, the ... read more
June 1, 2010 The Office of Naval Research successfully completed multiphase testing of the Large Vessel Interface Lift On/Lift Off (LVI Lo/Lo) Crane technology demonstrator recently, marking a major milestone in ... read more