Ocean-exploring robot can search for lost cities and ships

During a recent moonlit port excursion, the conversation quickly turned to tales of piracy and exploration.

A guide shares stories from the days when tall masts and billowing sails hovered over the coastal horizon—and intriguing characters like Blackbeard and Barbarossa went to sea.

We can’t help but wonder about the secrets that went down in the ocean floor with scattered ships and lost artifacts. But these sites are hidden deep under the waves where humans normally cannot reach.

However, an explorer is visiting places no human has been to before.

ocean mystery

Stanford University's OceanOne's diving robot searches for a shipwreck.

At first glance, the OceanOneK looks like a diver plunging through the waters off the coast of France.

Researchers at Stanford University have designed robots to locate sunken underwater planes, ships, submarines and perhaps even lost cities. And this year, the humanoid robot reached a new milestone when it moved half a mile (852 meters) below the ocean’s surface.

Robots have hands that can cradle priceless artifacts And bring them to the surface and stereoscopic eyes that capture the dark world in full color.

But another feature makes the robot even more special – a touch-based feedback system. This interactivity allows it Operators felt everything they could experience if they were to dive themselves – the resistance of water and touching objects such as vases and oil lamps from an ancient Roman ship.

unique

Archaeologists Uncover Telltale Timbers That May Be Related to a The centuries-old shipwreck—which probably inspired the cult classic “The Goonies.”

A volunteer team found more than 20 pieces of wood in a cave off the coast of Oregon in June. The wood belonged to the wreck of the 1693 ship of Santo Cristo de Burgos.

The Spanish Galleon was not full of treasures, but local lore and the mysterious fate of the ship have become the story over time – possibly enough to inspire Steven Spielberg as he wrote about teenagers in Astoria in 1985 as pirates on the Oregon coast. Made his own film about treasure hunt.

The discovery has sparked interest in the search for more parts of the debris. After all, “goons never say no” Die!”

fantastic creatures

King penguins have reappeared on Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America after initially disappearing.

Penguins may reign supreme in Antarctica, but they also live in the jungles of Patagonia in South America. In these remote places, scientists and conservationists devote their lives to protecting flightless sea birds.

Gentoo, Magellanic and King penguins serve as beacons for how ecosystems are responding to the climate crisis.

“It is the perfect animal to get to know the ocean better,” said marine biologist Andrea Raya Re.

King penguin colony on Tierra del Fuego disappeared 200 years ago due to overhunting But they’ve made an unexpected comeback,
Learn more during Sunday’s episode of the CNN documentary »Patagonia: Life on the Edge of the World“9 p.m. ET/PT. Every new episode of the six-part series will be available on CNNGo the day after it airs on television. You can also access cnngo Through our CNN app.

across the Universe

Astronomers have found a “black widow” in space, and this dead star has grown to a record-breaking size by feasting on another celestial object.

Like its namesake arachnid, the neutron star is eating away at its companion star. This pulsating, cosmic lighthouse also rotates 707 times per second,

Neutron stars, or dense, collapsed remnants of a massive star, weigh more than twice the mass of our Sun – making it the heaviest ever observed. When these bodies become too heavy, they usually collapse and form a black hole, so this may be the limit of neutron stars.

Dino-Lighter!

The Gorgosaurus fossil has been attached to show how the dinosaur walked on two hind legs.

Meet a rare Gorgosaurus, a relative of T. rex – but with more speed and a stronger bite. The 77-million-year-old fossil was sold at a Sotheby’s auction this week for just over $6 million.

The specimen is one of the few dinosaur skeletons to have made its way to the Bid – a trend that has puzzled scientists. When fossils are auctioned off, they are likely to end up in private collections, meaning paleontologists cannot study them.

Whoever bought the “fierce lizard” remains unknown, but The buyer will have the unusual opportunity to name it,

Exploration

Compromise with these readings:

– the first mission to return samples from another planet will land on Earth in 2033, and Two simple-style helicopters will help retrieve rocks from Mars,
Photographer Joel Sartor is on a mission to capture images of 20,000 species to prevent the extinction of organisms large and small. See Some of These Endangered Species Through the Lens of Sartor,
And keep your eye on the night sky for a meteor shower this weekend. see here how to watch,
as you read? Oh, but there’s more. register here To get the next edition of Wonder Theory delivered to your inbox, brought to you by the author of CNN Space & Science Ashley StricklandOne who finds wonder in planets beyond our solar system and explores ancient worlds.

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