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Brazilian Surfer Totally Shreds Record-Breaking Wave

October 29, 2013
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Carlos Burle's impressive ride on a wave thought to be bigger than 100 feet may have earned him a spot in the record books.

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The Perfect Wave: Beyond the Sea

The Perfect Wave: Beyond the Sea

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 17, 2013) — There are around 20 million active surfers worldwide all chasing the same thing: the perfect wave. The problem is that, as a natural phenomenon, the perfect wave is pretty hard to come by. The thrill of the chase has spurred on a new industry, with businesses competing to design the best artificial wave-generating systems. In Bilbao, one German seems to have cracked it. Her concept, "Wavegarden," has become a huge success.
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Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) — British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targetting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage. Jim Drury has more.
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Solar Powered Boat Ends Round the World Trip

Solar Powered Boat Ends Round the World Trip

AFP (May 3, 2012) — In these days of environmental awareness, a European venture has shown the possibilities of solar power. PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat and the catamaran will complete its record-breaking round-the-world trip this week when it docks in Monaco after 600 days at sea.
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Chinese Submersible Reaches New Depths

Chinese Submersible Reaches New Depths

Xinhua News Agency (July 27, 2011) — According to China's State Oceanic Administration, the submersible "Jialong" has reached a depth of 5,115 meters in the eastern Pacific Ocean, breaking its previous record.
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