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Microsoft tests undersea data centre

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Microsoft tests undersea data centre

02 February 2016

Microsoft has come up with a radical new way to store data - under the sea. Testing of the firm's first underwater data centre - dubbed Leona Philpot after a character in an Xbox game- has just been completed in an initiative dubbed Project Natick. Data centres are believed to consume up to 3% of the world's electricity, accordi...

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Churchill's yacht up for sale in France for €2 million

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Churchill's yacht up for sale in France for €2 million

18 January 2016

Sir Winston Churchill's luxury boat Amazon, built for the wartime prime minister in 1936, goes on sale in France for €2 million after two refits - complete with bar and Jacuzzi A luxury yacht that was tailor-made for Sir Winston Churchill, including a well-stocked bar, is up for sale in France for a cool €2million (£1....

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Bangor University in £1.7m coastal 'citizen scientists' project

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Bangor University in £1.7m coastal 'citizen scientists' project

15 January 2016

A north Wales university is one of seven UK centres calling on volunteers to become coastal "citizen scientists".   Bangor University is taking part in the new £1.7m Capturing Our Coast project which aims to improve understanding of UK marine wildlife. More than 3,000 people across Britain will be trained...

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JK Rowling invests £22 million on luxury yacht

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JK Rowling invests £22 million on luxury yacht

12 January 2016

SHE’S one of the most succesful authors of the modern era and is worth a reported £580 million. JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter series of children’s novels, has now used her super-rich status to buy a luxury yacht once frequented by Hollywood royalty. The Edinburgh-based writer has spent £22 million...

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French explorer Jacques Cousteau's Calypso to sail again

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French explorer Jacques Cousteau's Calypso to sail again

08 January 2016

Calypso - the iconic ship of the late French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau - will sail again in a few months, its owners have revealed. In an online statement, the Cousteau Society said the ship would "be getting a whole new life". The ship featured in the documentary series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau in t...

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WWII ship used for atomic bomb tests found 'amazingly intact'

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WWII ship used for atomic bomb tests found 'amazingly intact'

07 January 2016

The USS Independence aircraft carrier, which operated during World War II, has been located about a half mile underwater off California's Farallon Islands. Using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) dubbed the Echo Ranger and a 3D-imaging sonar system, researchers have created a detailed picture of the 622-foot-long ship, reveali...

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Barbie and THE ONE on fire

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Barbie and THE ONE on fire

04 January 2016

Credit to Eliad Hagiladi / Yacht Marine Management and Brokerage Eliad Hagiladi of Yacht Marine has just uploaded the following video to Youtube. According to Eliad the fire started onboard The One at 2am and then spread to Barbie. Other yachts had left the marina in order to escape the fire. He also reports that the fire fighters are now l...

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The Aranui 5 – The new ship in French Polynesia

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The Aranui 5 – The new ship in French Polynesia

02 December 2015

M/V Aranui 5 is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that went into service as of 12 December 2015 between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. With a homeport of Papeete, French Polynesia, the Aranui 5 replaced the Aranui 3 which went into service in 2003. The Aranui 5, like its predecessor, is registered as a passenger ship under the International Conven...

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US yacht owner's expensive mistake

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US yacht owner's expensive mistake

01 December 2015

A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall. The 40-foot vessel, named "Gotcha", ran aground on top of a break wall near the San Francisco Bay. Two people were aboard and had to be rescued by the Coast Guard. ...

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US space rocket debris found in sea off Scilly

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US space rocket debris found in sea off Scilly

27 November 2015

A large chunk of an American space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly. A large section of a spacecraft, measuring about 10m (32ft) by 4m (13ft), was spotted on the surface between Bryher and Tresco. Coastguards believe it is from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after take-off in Florida in June. Lo...

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