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Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

Was Venus Once a Habitable Planet?

A new study, published by the European Space Agency (ESA), reports that the planet Venus might have had some oceans in its distant past. Although nowadays Earth and Venus seem very different, it is possible that in the past they ...

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Diving to the Bottom

Diving to the Bottom

On July 29, 15:15 local time, Russian scientists from the P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology managed to dive using a manned MIR submersible to a depth of 1,680 meters — the very bottom of the world’s deepest lake, Lake ...

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New Technologies Generate Energy from Sea Tide

New Technologies Generate Energy from Sea Tide

Tidal power has recently been harnessed to generate electricity. Verdant Power and Pelamis Wave Power are two companies which have developed technologies that can take advantage of the oceans’ kinetic energy in order to create electricity. The companies have already ...

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Unlimited Solar Energy from the Ocean?

Unlimited Solar Energy from the Ocean?

In the late 1800’s, the French physicist Jacques Arsene d’Arsonval proposed a method for generating electricity using the sea as a giant solar-energy collector. It is considered that the technology, termed “Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion” (OTEC), may enable the establishment ...

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