MENU

Tag: Shipwreck

Human Skeleton Found In 2100-Year-Old Antikythera Shipwreck

Human skeletal remains were found in the Antikythera shipwreck. DNA from the bones may help shed light on the lives of people who were aboard the ill-fated ancient ship.

Ancient September 19, 2016

Researchers Find Second-Oldest Shipwreck In Lake Ontario: What This Could Mean For American History

New York-based underwater explorers have discovered the second-oldest shipwreck in the Great Lakes. The wreckage belonged to the Washington, a Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario during a storm in 1803.

Ancient August 18, 2016

2,100-Year-Old Computer Used To Predict The Future: How Does The Antikythera Mechanism Work?

The 2,100-year-old Antikythera mechanism may have also been used for astrology and not just for tracking the sun, moon and the planets. How did this ancient device work?

Ancient June 16, 2016

Was Antikythera Mechanism A 2,100-Year-Old Computer?

An ancient device thought to predict astronomical events may have been a computer built 21 centuries ago. Why did ancient Greeks build this machine?

Ancient June 12, 2016

Container Ship Breaks Apart, Causes Massive Oil Spill On Taiwan Coast

A shipwreck in New Taipei has caused oil to spill on the shore of Shihmen. The vessel also contains toxic chemicals that could damage the ecosystem.

Society March 28, 2016

Landsat Satellite Data May Help Find Shipwrecks

Millions of shipwrecks are scattered across the globe. Scientists found a cheaper way to locate and monitor these submerged ships.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2016

Shipwreck From Explorer Vasco da Gama's Fleet Found Off Oman Coast

Shipwreck believed to be part of Vasco da Gama's fleet was found off the coast of Oman. Investigations and analyses are still ongoing, but as per initial reports, the ship looks like Esmeralda, which was a ship led by da Gama's uncle, Vicente Sodré.

Arts & Culture March 15, 2016

Civil War-Era Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina Coast

Archaeologists discovered a shipwreck about 150 years old off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. Three blockage runners used in the Civil War - Spunkie, Agnes E. Fry and Georgianna McCaw - are known to have been lost in the area.

Animals March 9, 2016

Ancient Shipwrecks Could Be Key To Forecasting Hurricanes

Researchers discovered that a 500-year-old shipwreck and tree-ring data can help in better analyzing how climate change affects hurricane activity. The research was the first to utilize shipwrecks as a hurricane activity substitute.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2016

Experts Discover Wrecks Of Two 19th Century American Whaling Ships, Thanks To Climate Change

Archaeologists from NOAA have discovered the remains of two American whaling vessels that sank in the Arctic long the Alaskan coast during the 19th century. The ships were believed to have been stranded because of high levels of ice formations in the area.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2016

Alaskan Archaeological Find Tells Story Of Shipwreck Survivors 200 Years Ago

Items unearthed at an Alaskan site tell a story of survival in harsh conditions. Crewmembers of the sunken Russian ship Neva used material scrounged from the wreckage to survive for a month awaiting resue.

September 12, 2015

Researchers Find WWII Naval Tanker USS Mission San Miguel Off Hawaii Coast

After sleeping underwater for nearly 60 years, the USS Mission San Miguel, a World War II naval tanker, has been found thanks to routine research assessment off the coast of Hawaii.

Society August 31, 2015

Scientists Discover Shipwreck That Might Date Back To 1700s Off North Carolina Coast

The shipwreck was accidentally found as scientists explore the ecology of deep-sea methane. Archeologists said the lost ship may date back from the time of the American Revolution.

July 19, 2015

Divers Film Sunken World War II Japanese 'Megasubmarine' In Hawaiian Waters (Video)

A giant Japanese submarine that carried aircraft meant to bomb the U.S. has been photographed off Pearl Harbor. Captured at the end of World War II, the sub was deliberately sunk to hide its secrets from the Soviet Union.

Animals April 29, 2015

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Seen As Ice Clears

Shipwrecks are revealed under the unusually clear waters of Lake Michigan, as seen in photographs by a Coast Guard helicopter crew. What is being seen under the water?

Earth/Environment April 20, 2015

USS Independence Found On Ocean Floor In 'Amazingly Intact' Condition

Sitting half a mile beneath water of the Farallon Islands, the remains of the USS Independence have been discovered, in superb condition. This is her story.

Geek April 17, 2015

170-Year-Old Beer: Researchers Analyze Shipwrecked Drink To Discover Flavor

Samples have been obtained from bottles of beer laying in a shipwreck beneath the Baltic Sea since the 1840s. Although still chemically recognizable as beer, it isn't going to win any brewing awards, researchers admit.

March 6, 2015

Divers Retrieve 'Atlantis' Metal Orichalcum from Ancient Shipwreck

Divers exploring an ancient shipwreck discovered 39 ingots believed to be made of the legendary metal orichalcum that Plato said was forged and used in the city of Atlantis.

Animals January 10, 2015

Shipwreck accidentally discovered off coast of Santa Cruz

The Umpqua II was scuttled in Monterey Bay 32 years ago, and was recently re-discovered by geologists studying an earthquake fault.

November 6, 2014

Ancient shipwreck holds Greco-Roman artifacts and secrets to uncode the past

An ancient shipwreck off the coast of Italy is being investigated in an effort to learn more about the world of 2,200 years ago.

Life October 28, 2014

Treasures recovered from Antikythera shipwreck cast light on ancient culture [Video]

Divers were able to recover new artifacts from the Antikythera shipwreck in Greece using sophisticated diving gear such as the Exosuit. The latest expedition yielded ship components, a bronze spear and tableware.

Arts & Culture October 15, 2014

New discoveries found in Greek shipwreck called 'Titanic of the ancient world'

Scientists have made some new discoveries in the Roman shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera. The ship sank more than 2,000 years ago and was first found in 1900.

Internet Culture October 10, 2014

Haiti shipwreck: UNESCO says not Columbus's 'Santa Maria'

The Santa Maria was lost on the first journey of Christopher Columbus to the New World, and a new report states wreckage found in Haiti is not the famous ship.

Life October 6, 2014

Divers search shipwreck for missing fragments of Antikythera Mechanism - World's oldest computer

The Antikythera mechanism was the world's oldest known computer. Marine archaeologists are exploring an ancient shipwreck to find missing pieces of the device.

September 18, 2014

Search for the ‘World’s Oldest Computer’ made possible by high-tech diving gear

Researchers exploring an ancient shipwreck for a computer-like artifact are using a new deep-sea exosuit. The special diving gear allows them to spend more time safely underwater.

Internet Culture September 17, 2014

Exploring the Antikythera shipwreck with Exosuit-enhanced capabilities

Suit will turn diver into an underwater Iron Man to investigate shipwreck deep under the Aegean Sea. Wreck has already yielded a unique device thought to be one of the world's oldest computers.

Life September 16, 2014

2700-year-old shipwreck found in ‘fantastic state of preservation’

Researchers have discovered a really well preserved shipwreck in Malta. The ship likely dates back to 700 BCE.

Society August 27, 2014

Shipwreck of Phoenician boat near Malta reveals cargo from 700 BCE

An ancient shipwreck from BCE 700 may be the oldest ever discovered in the Mediterranean, according to a government official from Malta.

August 27, 2014

Real Time Analytics