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Google Science Fair Hangout On-Air: Meet the Deep-Sea-Diving Exosuit

Vincent Pieribone, John Sparks, Exosuit and Mariette DiChristina. Credit: YouTube

Scientists studying marine life now have a new tool in a next-generation atmospheric diving system called the Exosuit. The suit–which looks like something an astronaut would wear and is on display at the American Museum of Natural History until March 5–lets a diver descend to 1,000 feet at surface pressure for several hours. As part [...]

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Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: Treasures Found (and Maybe a Second Ship)

Divers uncovered a red terracotta jar still intact, about a foot and a half high, probably for serving wine.

Editor’s Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C. New, high-tech gear is allowing the team for the first time to examine and excavate a wreck [...]

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Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: The Exosuit’s First Mission

O’Brien tests the Exosuit’s capabilities as he descends.

Editor’s Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C. New, high-tech gear is allowing the team for the first time to examine and excavate a wreck [...]

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Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: Technology Tackles Dangers of the Deep

Diver Phil Short  wears his scuba rebreather (the red case). Two gas tanks and a computerized breathing system are on his back, and he holds two extra yellow tanks for emergencies. (Credit: Evan Kovacs, Argo)

Editor’s Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C. New, high-tech gear is allowing the team for the first time to examine and excavate a wreck [...]

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Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: Marine Archaeology Goes High-Tech

The Antikythera Mechanism (fragment A) on display in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece. (Credit: Tilemahos Efthimiadis via Flickr)

Editor’s Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working with a team of archaeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C. New, high-tech gear is allowing the team for the first time to examine and excavate a wreck [...]

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