Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images

December 31, 2014 by  
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There’s a new type of seismic imaging called Acoustic Zoom , and it’s better than older forms of sonar for both dolphins and scientists alike. It works by emitting smaller amounts of energy over a longer period of time, so it’s gentler on marine life. Acoustic Zoom also creates higher resolution imaging, making it superior to other methods of seismic imaging. Scientists Jaques Guigné and Nick Pace at the University of Bath have been working on this technology for some time, and the benefits of this method are already impressive. Read the rest of Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Acoustic Zoom , danger to animals , dolphins , drilling , environmental damage , environmental impact , gas , mapping , natural gas , offshore drilling , oil , sea animals , seismic imaging , SONAR , sonar mapping , sound waves , university of bath

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Cinch! is a solar-powered and spacious pop-up tent that sets up in seconds

December 31, 2014 by  
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The camping tent is one of the most essential pieces of equipment for the great outdoors, but it can also be one of the most aggravating because of poor assembly practices and build quality. Camping enthusiast Jake Johnson understands that frustration, which is why he’s invented Cinch! , a solar-powered pop-up tent that can be easily and quickly set up and disassembled in seconds. Equipped with LED lights , the Cinch! tent comes in a variety of sizes—each the biggest in its class—and folds down into a lightweight rucksack. If you’d like to get your hands on a Cinch!, head over to the Kickstarter where you can place a pre-order that’ll ship just in time for next year’s summer music festivals. + Cinch! Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cinch , Jake Johnson Kickstarter , LED lighting , pop up tent , reader submitted content , solar powered tent

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BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

March 21, 2014 by  
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While human activists protest the fossil fuel industry on land, some underwater residents are taking matters into their own fins. In early February, BP had to reduce exports of Angolan Plutonio crude oil after an Atlantic blue marlin impaled a hose at its floating production and storage facility. The 14-foot fish did enough damage to cost the company $100 million in revenue, keeping 900,000 barrels of oil from reaching the market. Read the rest of BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angola , angolan plutonio crude oil , BP , bp deepwater horizon spill , environmental damage , fossil fuel industry , gulf of mexico , International Energy Agency , marlin , Oil Platform , oil production , oil rig , swordfish        

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Can Technology Save the World?

May 15, 2013 by  
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Can technology save the world? In short: No, not by itself. A sweeping set of changes in the way we interact with the planet is needed to stabilize our rapidly deteriorating biosphere and avert a bleak future. Technology is simply a tool to help us achieve these changes. A dangerous argument, however, is when decision-makers and influencers say our impact on the planet is not a concern, and changes in our behavior are not needed in the near future, or ever, because technology will save us. Sounds ridiculous, but various forms of this argument are commonly invoked in government and international forums, particularly when profits and votes come into play. Read the rest of Can Technology Save the World? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: can tech save the world , drones , eco-innovations , environmental damage , genetic engineering , global issues , life saving inventions , recycling , tech solutions for a changing world , technology and climate change , technology and global warming , water issues        

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