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)

Pebble Time becomes most funded project on Kickstarter, raising 13.5 mln dollars in campaign Mar 4, 4:19 pm
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Pebble Time has broken all records on Kickstarter as it has been the most-funded project on the platform so far, raising 13.5 million dollars in the campaign.
Full Story
Twitter introduces two-Step verification, friend finding feature to Login Service Digits Mar 4, 3:19 pm
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Twitter has reportedly introduced a friend finding function and two-step verification to Digits, a developer-facing service launched last fall that offers a way to integrate a simpler, password-free login option into third-party mobile applications.
Full Story
Google Contacts gets makeover Mar 4, 3:18 pm
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Google Contacts, which occupies the core of the company's other services like, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, is reportedly getting a makeover.
Full Story
BriefMe launches mobile app to provide top trending news across social media Mar 4, 2:56 pm
Washington, March 04 (ANI): The first ever new ranking system BriefMe has announced its mobile app that intends to provide users with the top trending news across social media.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY