Content to: Oceans

AI Buoys Creating an Early Warning System for Whale Protection

Large whales can have important environmental and economic impacts. New AI buoys are being rolled out to protect them.

Can Nanomembranes Provide Cheap, Safe Drinkable Water Without the Need for Electricity?

Much of the world is wracked by water scarcity. Can high tech nano-engineering provide surprisingly simple and cheap solutions?

The Seas Are Also Being Deforested but One Startup Has a Simple Solution

Kelp forests play an important role in climate protection and biodiversity - but their numbers are dropping fast. Can this simple solution save them?

Can AI Computing Let Us ‘Talk’ to Sperm Whales?

A multi-disciplined project is using machine learning to decode the complex calls of sperm whales. Will we soon be able to 'talk' with them?

Device Made for the Moon May Aid in Carbon Sequestration on Earth

A pocket-sized device intended for use on the Moon could soon play a key role in Japan’s ambitious plans to sequester carbon dioxide.

Is Onboard Carbon Capture the Way Forward for Cleaner Cargo?

Shipping is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. Can onboard carbon capture drastically reduce this?

Are Flexible Decentralised Generators the Future of Wave Power?

Tidal power has massive potential, but also comes with massive costs and logistical issues. A new wave of tidal generator designs could solve these issues.

How the “Sizzling Bacon” Sound of Shrimp Can Reduce Whale Beachings

Researchers are exploring ways to monitor underwater human activity by listening to the natural sounds of sea creatures instead of using whale-harming methods like sonar.

Tidal Power: The New Wave of Hydroelectricity?

Hydropower is one of humanity's oldest forms of energy, but there are still vast areas of the sector left unexplored.