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Robots will take over, so you may as well profit

As seen in CNBC commentary

By Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO-STOX

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

Moore's Law is the steam engine of the 21st century. Just as the steam engine made way for machines to replace muscle, serving as the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution, today the exponential increase in technology is leading to an evolution in robotics well beyond its original auto-manufacturing applications.

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Maltese vessel examines shipwreck of Titanic's sister ship

As seen in Times of Malta

A Maltese underwater exploration vessel, U-Boat Navigator, has been used to explore the wreck of the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic, which sank during the First World War after hitting a mine off Greece.

U-Boat Navigator, equipped with the C-Explorer 5 submersible, ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) and other cutting edge equipment, served as a base vessel for the 10 day mission during which high quality underwater video footage was shot for an upcoming documentary. 

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Aberdeen Oil And Gas Firm Makes New Discovery

Aberdeen oil and gas explorer Parkmead Group announced a new discovery.  It said it had found a new gas field in the Netherlands which it expects will feed into existing production infrastructure in the area.

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Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys’ underwater world

 

As seen in Miami Herald DRY TORTUGAS

As a 365-pound remotely operated vehicle was being deployed from the deck of the Nancy Foster, a group of curious onlookers showed up from the deep blue.

“Oh, look, dolphins,” Ensign Felicia Drummond exclaimed in delight to Jeff Shoup, commanding officer of the NOAA coastal research ship.

Eight Atlantic spotted dolphins were swimming around the bright yellow, alien-looking creature that had just entered their water playground in the Dry Tortugas, the most remote part of the Florida Keys.

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BP Welcomes Report on Women in Engineering

BP has welcomed the findings of a national report which shows that Britain needs to more than double its engineering graduates and attract many more women into the profession.

The report, supported by BP, and produced by the Institute of Public Policy Research- This link opens in a new window, shows that an additional 87,000 graduate-level engineers are needed  every year, until 2020.

GENERAL NEWS

Eni Secures New Offshore Blocks (Egypt)

Eni was the successful bidder of new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGAS bid round. The new licenses will be formally awarded soon, after the ratification and finalization of the Concession Agreements.

GENERAL NEWS

Subsea 7 S.A. Announces Details Of Incentive Schemes And Share Related Awards

Subsea 7 S.A. in accordance with the Oslo Børs rules, today announces details of awards under its 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the Plan) approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on 23 September 2014.

GENERAL NEWS

Shell Approved for G1 Subsea Well on Draugen

 A/S Norske Shell has received consent to use the G1 subsea well on the Draugen field.

GENERAL NEWS

Canadian PM in Arctic Station Groundbreaking Ceremony

SubC_Imaging writes:  

  PM participated in ground breaking ceremony for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Nunavut. 

GENERAL NEWS

Marathon Oil Seizes Pre-Salt Gabon Block

 Marathon Oil Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary Marathon Oil Exploration Limited, has announced it has signed an exploration and production sharing contract (EPSC) for Gabon offshore Block G13, which was named Tchicuate upon signing, located in the deepwater, pre-salt play.


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