Japanese vessel Chikyu sets record for deep-sea drilling

   Apr 29, 3:55 pm

London, Apr 29 (ANI): A Japanese research institute has claimed that its deep-sea drilling probe has set a new record for depth by reaching 25,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface.

The Chikyu, operated by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, was digging the seabed off Japan's north coast to take fault samples to study last year's earthquake and tsunami.

Maritime organisations say the US vessel Glomar Challenger set the previous record of 23,130ft below sea surface in the Mariana Trench in 1978.

The Chikyu, whish is a 56,700-ton deep-sea research vessel, was at anchor about 220 kilometers (136.7 miles) off Oshika Peninsula, Miyagi Prefecture, to research the focal regions on the seabed around the search/japan.html"> Japan Trench. (ANI)

Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility for hacking of news sites Nov 28, 5:12 pm
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for the recent Thanksgiving Day attack, where it hacked into several news sites.
Full Story
Microsoft may have 'inadvertently' announced its acquisition of email app Accompli Nov 28, 4:41 pm
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A post published on Microsoft's official blog by corporate vice president Rajesh Jha may have inadvertently revealed that the company is acquiring email startup Accompli, a report said.
Full Story
Social media data pose pitfalls to assess human behaviour Nov 28, 11:38 am
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that social media data should not be used to gauge human behaviour or trends because they are too biased and researchers are urged to hone methods for mining the data.
Full Story
Spam spreads faster if propagated via hacked email accounts: Research Nov 27, 5:23 pm
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new research has found that spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY