The sea may seem a picture of calm, but that belies what lies beneath. Beneath a backdrop of rolling waves, the crackle of coral and chitter of fish are among a myriad of sounds made by one of the world’s noisiest environments.
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Water chemistry assessment via sample
collection has always been a labour-intensive
exercise with many inherent physical
limitations. The information collected is usually
discrete in nature, with limited spatial extent
that may not provide a detailed representation
of the three-dimensional (3-D) water bodies.
How can submarines get online? Mandar Chitre has the answer. “We have all this wonderful wireless technology — why not bring it underwater?” says Chitre, a researcher of underwater communications at the National University of Singapore, and a technical advisor to Subnero, a Singapore-based sub-aquatic internet firm.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Internet may feel like it’s everywhere, but large pockets of sky, swathes of land and most of the oceans are still beyond a signal’s reach.
Three decades after the first cellphone went on sale – the $4,000 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X “Brick” – half the world remains