Horoscope | Mauritius Web Directory | Pages Blanches | Pages Jaunes | Petites Annonces
                                                                                         Business Directory | Femmes | Ki News? | Nu Pays | Photo Gallery | Tourisme | Turf
Home > Channels > Ki News ? Tuesday, March 23, 2004

  Accueil

  Maurice

  Région

  Monde

  Football

  Business

  Hi-Tech

Actualité

Consultez

Dossiers

Médias Mauriciens

Réagissez

Recherchez

Chercher dans toute l'actualité
Hi-Tech   
Deep-sea robot to broadcast images straight to Internet
[16 Mar 2004]

BREMEN, Germany (AFP)
Light effects seen through fiber optic cables

A new deep-sea robot is to be deployed in the northern Pacific and send back images from the ocean depths to the Internet as part of a global research project on underwater ecosystems.

The International University Bremen (IUB) in northern Germany presented a prototype Monday of the Deep Sea Crawler, which can transmit measurements and video footage from depths of up to 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) below the sea to the Internet using a web camera connected to a fiber optic cable.

Until now, such research devices required the costly presence of research ships.

The robot was developed for use with deep-sea observatories planned by the International Research Consortium on Continental Margins, grouping experts from around the world, said Laurenz Thomsen, a professor for marine studies at the IUB.

The consortium is working on a number of global projects such as an early warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis and hopes the robot will provide insight into ecological changes.

After a test phase beginning late in 2004, the robot, which cost 30,000 euros (36,670 dollars) to develop, will be placed near unmanned underwater stations along the northwest coast of the United States. A similar project on earthquake research is also planned for the eastern Mediterranean.

The images will be accessible on the website www.deepseacam.com.

Thomsen said the system, which was developed by US and Dutch researchers as well as German scientists, may also be used in offshore oil exploration.

Norwegian oil company Statoil provided the bulk of the funding for the project.

Other top stories (Hi-Tech)...

- EU Commission proposes 497-million-euro fine on Microsoft [23 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Indonesia plans to eliminate pirated software in government offices [23 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- US crackdown hits identity theft scammer posing as AOL, Paypal [23 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Survey finds more "virus disasters," higher costs [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Survey finds more "virus disasters," higher costs [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Indian subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor to double staff strength [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- EarthLink to market PDA for wireless voice, Internet [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- EarthLink to market PDA for wireless voice, Internet [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Siemens could relocate more than 10,000 jobs abroad: union [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Belgacom debuts on stock market with three-percent gain [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Belgacom debuts on stock market with three-percent gain [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- India's Bharti unveils 20-billion-rupee expansion plan [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Sony steps up job cuts in restructuring plan [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Ericsson to raise stake in Symbian to block Nokia [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Ericsson returns to adjusted profit in third quarter [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Belgacom debuts on stock market at 24.5 euros/share [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- East Japan Railway launches rail pass-shopping card [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- Ericsson to raise stake in Symbian to block Nokia [22 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- UAE's Thuraya posts 38 million dollars in 2003 net profits [21 Mar 2004]   Read >>
- SingTel expects gains of up to 562 mln dlrs from Belgacom share sale [21 Mar 2004]   Read >>

Archives >>

© AFP.

© Copyright : Telecom Plus Ltd | Acceptable Use Policy | Disclaimer | Advertise with us