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
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 9, 2015) Budget airline easyJet is testing automated drones to perform safety inspections of grounded aircraft following incidents such as lightning or bird strike. Matthew Stock reports.
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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
Reuters - Business Video Online (June 16, 2015) The Lego group is investing $150 million in new sustainable raw materials and packaging. Hayley Platt talks to the Danish firm’s CEO about the move and the toy maker’s recent ... watch video
June 30, 2015 A new recycling method recovers valuable rare-earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste. The process, which inexpensively processes and directly reuses samarium-cobalt ... read more
July 2, 2015 Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... read more
July 2, 2015 The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic support media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Researchers have ... read more
July 2, 2015 Researchers have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for the development of useful ... read more
July 1, 2015 Thin fibers play a tremendous role in many areas of daily life, from the use of glass fibers in ultra-fast data transmission to textile fibers. In order to enable special properties of these fibers, ... read more
July 1, 2015 Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Researchers have developed a new recycling process for this ... read more
Sep. 5, 2013 This ship makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. The ship will house personnel working on offshore installations, ... read more
May 15, 2013 With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly ... 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