Bondi Beach tests the "Intelligent Buoy" shark detection system

Bondi Beach: the Clever Buoy will warn surfers and swimmers of the presence of sharks

Sydney’s Bondi Beach is testing a shark warning system that detects large predators.

The “Smart Buoy” is a trial system that involves buoys installed 546 yards (500 meters) offshore. When the shark’s distinct movements are detected, the device sends a message to the lifeguards.

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Kelly Slater’s man-made swell will be 100 percent powered by solar energy

Kelly Slater Wave Company: 100 percent powered by solar energy

The first surf pool developed by the Kelly Slater Swell Group (KSWC) will be 100 percent powered by solar energy.

The Pacific Gas and Electric Squad (PG&E) announced that the Kelly Slater Wave Crew is one of the first businesses in California to join the firm’s Solar Choice program.

PG&E’s…

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John Beeden completes non-desist solo row across the Pacific

John Beeden: the first to complete a non-stop solo row across the Pacific | Photo: solopacificrow.com

Terra Firma. John Beeden has successfully completed the 6,100-nautical mile (11,297 kilometers) non-stop solo row across the Pacific between the Us and Australia.

After 209 days at sea, the British rower can finally relax. John Beeden, 53, kicked off his journey in San Francisco on June 1st,…

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The glove that lets you "see" underwater

IrukaTact: the portable sonar for floods and tsunamis

Researchers at the Tsukuba University in Japan have developed a sonar glove that allows swimmers or post-tsunami rescue teams to “see” with their fingers in murky waters.

Aisen Chacin and Takeshi Oozu created a very special DIY kit. IrukaTact is a portable underwater sonar system that, when…

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Oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish by 2050

Plastics: by 2050 oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish | Photo: Bledowski/BigStockPhoto

A recital by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation concluded that by 2050 oceans will contain more weight of plastics than fish.

“The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics” is the result of a three-year study of the powerful global plastic industry. In the next 20 years, the use of…

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The glove that lets you "look" underwater

IrukaTact: the portable sonar for floods and tsunamis

Researchers at the Tsukuba University in Japan have developed a sonar glove that allows swimmers or post-tsunami rescue teams to “see” with their fingers in murky waters.

Aisen Chacin and Takeshi Oozu created a very special DIY kit. IrukaTact is a portable underwater sonar system that, when…

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What are El Niño and La Niña?

El Niño: the world water temperatures in September 1997 | Photo: NOAA

El Niño and La Niña are complex climate cycles that occur in the Pacific Ocean around the equator. They have the power to affect the entire weather around the globe due to drastic variations in the oceanic temperatures.

They change the odds of floods, drought, heat waves, and cold seasons for…

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