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Mexico to take Vulcan Materials to court if necessary, president says

Mining Dot Com 25 May 2022
Vulcan, a leading producer of gravel, sand and crushed stone, said government officials arrived at the site of its Mexican subsidiary Sac-Tun with orders to stop underwater quarrying and extraction.

Research confirms eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas' oldest mine

Phys Dot Org 19 May 2022
Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming's state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago ... Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves.

Global Sonar Systems Market to 2030 - Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report -

Eagle-Tribune 17 May 2022
Furthermore, un-manned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) are remotely operated underwater vehicles that are utilized for various functions in the marine environment, including mine detection, seabed terrain exploration, fish behavioral observation, and so on ... Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).

Sales of Airborne Tech Drove Elbit Revenue Increase in 2022: Why is Airborne So In-Demand?

The Signal 17 May 2022
It seems sales of Elbit Systems’ many military tools, including drones and helmet-mounted displays are going through the roof. The Israeli military technology manufacturing company has seen a revenue increase over 2022 ... There are similar functions for unmanned underwater vehicles, which are designed to sniff out underwater mines and dismantle them ... .

Rejection of Arctic mine expansion bid offers hope for narwhal population

The Observer 16 May 2022
The expansion of an iron ore mine in the Arctic that would have increased shipping and led to the “complete extirpation of narwhal” from the region has been blocked ... Because narwhals use underwater echolocation to communicate with each other, the noise and interference from mining transport ships is forcing them out of the area.

SVVSD Innovation Center hosts underwater robotics competition

Daily Camera 12 May 2022
Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center is hosting an underwater robotics competition from 8 a.m ... The teams design an underwater robot, ...

China’s maritime plans for Solomon Islands revealed in leaked memorandum

The Daily Telegraph Australia 08 May 2022
Beijing is planning to co-operate with the Pacific nation to establish deep-sea fishing bases ...

Vulcan mining unit shut down by Mexican authorities

Mining Dot Com 06 May 2022
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has previously criticized Vulcan’s “destruction” of the area, saying Monday he would take legal action to stop its mining in the area ... Sac-Tun with orders to stop underwater quarrying and extraction.

Roaring River divers continue mapping, prepare to probe for bottom of spring

The Joplin Globe 01 May 2022
Whens she’s not diving into Wisconsin mine pits and exploring the underwater remains of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, she serves on the Support and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, a position which confers humane oversight of the animals on which research is performed.

Some of the most dangerous weapons used in Russia's war on Ukraine are starting to ...

Business Insider 01 May 2022
A warning sign reading "Dangerous mines!" on a beach in Odesa, Ukraine, April 5, 2022 ... Mines are hard to find and neutralize, and when they go astray they are highly disruptive to maritime traffic ... Once a mine is located, it can be disabled by a controlled explosion performed by a diving team or in some cases by remotely operated underwater vehicles.

Why Russia is using marine animals as sea defense in war against Ukraine

Yahoo Daily News 30 Apr 2022
In the late 1960s, the Soviet Union used the port of Sevastopol as a base to train dolphins and whales to engage in activities like searching for mines and planting explosives, and it’s also believed that the Soviets trained the sea creatures to kill underwater targets.

Explosions still echo in Ukraine's devastated port of Mariupol

Manila Bulletin 29 Apr 2022
– De-mining – ... But the danger is far from over for the city that was once home to around half a million people, as de-mining operations are underway in the port, with missile fragments scattered on the ground ... At the end of the dock, two men in heavy suits work to disarm underwater mines and rockets brought up by divers.

‘Deep-sea gold rush’ for rare metals could cause irreversible harm

The Observer 29 Apr 2022
The nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone between Hawaii and Mexico were first discovered by the crew of HMS Challenger in 1875, but only recent developments in underwater robotics have made large-scale mining of the metals possible ... “After years of negotiations and false starts, deep-sea mining is close to a breakthrough.

Russia reportedly recruits trained dolphins to protect its navy in the Ukraine war

Interesting Engineering 29 Apr 2022
Advertisement. The U.S ... Bottlenose dolphins are known for their ability to detect mines better and faster than any machine out there ... In the current case, Russia can use dolphins to detect any underwater threats, such as divers, by Ukraine. They can also be helpful to detect the mines that cause concern by drifting in the Black Sea. Advertisement.

Russia deploys trained dolphins at Black Sea naval base

The Irish Times 28 Apr 2022
During the cold war, both the US and the Soviet Union developed the use of dolphins whose echolocation capabilities can allow them to detect underwater objects such as mines ... “Our specialists developed new devices that convert dolphins’ underwater sonar detection of targets into a signal to the operator’s monitor.

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