February 25, 2017

Study targets warm water rings that fuel hurricane intensification in the Caribbean Sea

From Science Daily Researcher deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments in the region Date: February 23, 2017 Source: University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Summary: A new study deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration’s WP-3D aircraft. The purpose of the scientific mission was to measure ocean temperature, […]

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

BY YI SHU NG From Mashable That’s got to be the most metal way to clean a power line. Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on power lines — by torching them with flame-throwing drones: That’s right. People are reporting seeing these drones burning off items such as kites or […]

Force Blue holds fundraiser at Ocean Institute to help veterans [Cayman Islands first deployment]

By Kristina Pritchett From Dana Point Times  A national organization aiming to help veterans learn new skills used the Ocean Institute as the location for their fundraiser recently. Force Blue, a 501(C)(3) is working to give former combat divers and Special Operations veterans a chance to learn and explore some of the most critically endangered […]

meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe

Swiss-based solar supplier provides 216 kWp sun2live energy generating system as an off-grid solution to a Zimbabwean company. Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe with a total capacity of 216 kWp […]

Color-changing hair dye responds to your environment

By Jon Fingas From engadget Fire changes your look based on chemical reactions to temperature Just because you want to color your hair doesn’t mean you want the same color all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice if it could change with the weather, or whether or not you’re inside? You might get your wish. […]

Cayman Islands: Coral Nursery Conservation Program

From Eco Chic Cayman The Caribbean has already lost 80% of its coral reefs. Grand Cayman Eco Divers in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and various local dive establishments have teamed up for over a year aspiring to maintain coral nurseries to aid in conservation, sustainability and restoration of Cayman’s coral reefs. […]

NASA picks three potential drill sites for Mars 2020

By Mariella Moon From engadget All three could have supported life in ancient Mars. When the Mars 2020 rover reaches the red planet, it will quickly begin drilling for samples from its surface. NASA hasn’t picked the exact drill site yet, but it has narrowed its choices down to three during a workshop with scientists […]

NASA wants to send a life-detecting lander to Europa

By Mariella Moon From engadget It will look for life in the Jovian moon’s saltwater ocean. Back in June 2016, NASA commissioned 21 scientists to design a landerheaded for Europa, conjure up science objectives for it and figure out if the mission is feasible. After around eight months of deliberation, the scientists have finally completed […]

NASA wants to send a life-detecting lander to Europa

By Mariella Moon From engadget It will look for life in the Jovian moon’s saltwater ocean Back in June 2016, NASA commissioned 21 scientists to design a lander headed for Europa, conjure up science objectives for it and figure out if the mission is feasible. After around eight months of deliberation, the scientists have finally […]

Feds delay endangered bumblebee’s protection

By Mariella Moon From engadget The rusty patched bumblebee would’ve been the first endangered bumblebee species. The rusty patched bumblebee was supposed to be officially added to the endangered species list on February 10th. Unfortunately, the insect’s fate is now uncertain: a Federal Register notice filed on January 20th says the Trump administration has put […]