Atlantic Ocean

Microsoft, Facebook lay 6,598 km Internet cable across Atlantic

The companies announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable `Marea` (tide) that delivers 16 million times faster Internet than an average home web connection, Microsoft wrote in a blog post.

Sep 26, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
At least 12 dead as Hurricane Irma ravages Caribbean

At least 12 dead as Hurricane Irma ravages Caribbean

One person died on the island of 1,600 residents, apparently a child whose family was trying to get to safer ground.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Hurricane Irma kills eight on Saint Martin as it pounds Caribbean

Hurricane Irma kills eight on Saint Martin as it pounds Caribbean

At least half of Puerto Rico`s homes and businesses were without power, according to Twitter posts and a message posted by an island utility executive.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
Arctic ice loss could lead to harsher winters in Europe

Arctic ice loss could lead to harsher winters in Europe

 Arctic ice loss could lead to harsher winters and stormier weather in Europe because of its impact on Atlantic Ocean currents, warn researchers.

Aug 01, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

China likely to set up military base in Pakistan: Pentagon

China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said on Wednesday as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles.'

Jun 07, 2017, 19:25 PM IST
Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.

May 09, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
SpaceX makes history by launching its 'used' Falcon 9 rocket and bringing it back to Earth

SpaceX makes history by launching its 'used' Falcon 9 rocket and bringing it back to Earth

The two-stage rocket, carrying a communications satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, blasted off at 6:37 p.m. EDT (4:07 a.m. Indian time) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Mar 31, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Barack Obama bans drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

US President Barack Obama has banned future oil and gas drilling in most of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, the latest move to cement his environmental legacy before he leaves office next month.

Dec 21, 2016, 05:28 AM IST

Quake of magnitude 7.4 strikes northwest of Ascension Island: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck 975 km (606 miles) northwest of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS )reported.

Aug 29, 2016, 10:54 AM IST

7.4-magnitude quake shakes southern Atlantic Ocean: USGS

 A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.

Aug 19, 2016, 14:59 PM IST

US military bases at risk from sea level rise: Study

US military bases along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico will be increasingly vulnerable to floods and power-packed storms as the planet warms, researchers said on Wednesday.

Jul 28, 2016, 00:49 AM IST
NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!

NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!

The US space agency began its new mission named 'NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21' on July 21, 2016.

Jul 23, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

Polish grandpa gives up Atlantic kayak crossing bid

 Waves off Sandy Hook in the state of New Jersey pushed Doba ashore.

Jun 03, 2016, 13:27 PM IST
SpaceX makes third rocket landing on droneship

SpaceX makes third rocket landing on droneship

 US aerospace company, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a commercial communications satellite into orbit for a Thai firm.

May 28, 2016, 15:27 PM IST

Chinese ship set to be first through expanded Panama Canal

A Chinese-owned freighter will be the first vessel to pass through Panama's newly expanded canal, to be inaugurated with great pomp in June after nine years of work, officials said on Friday.

Apr 30, 2016, 00:52 AM IST

China wants ships to use faster Arctic route opened by global warming

China will encourage ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming, to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday.

Apr 21, 2016, 01:33 AM IST
Sinking of the Titanic: This eerie video tells the tale

Sinking of the Titanic: This eerie video tells the tale

A chillingly detailed video of the last hours of the Titanic.

Apr 20, 2016, 07:10 AM IST
SpaceX launches inflatable space habitat to ISS

SpaceX launches inflatable space habitat to ISS

 US space firm SpaceX resumed its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, carrying aboard an experimental inflatable space habitat that might be crucial for future deep space explorations.

Apr 09, 2016, 09:56 AM IST

Shipwreck found off North Carolina believed to be Civil War-era steamer

 A shipwreck discovered off the coast of North Carolina is likely one of three Confederate blockade runners known to have been lost in the area, archaeologists said on Monday.

Mar 08, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Global expedition discovers mantle rocks with signs of life

The 32-member team that recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean collected these unique rock samples using seabed rock drills from Germany and Britain.

Feb 02, 2016, 12:50 PM IST