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Review: ‘Underwater’ responds well to pressure Special

‘Underwater’ is a sci-fi horror picture that unfolds in the all-encompassing darkness of the ocean floor where a stranded drill crew must not only survive the elements, but whatever unseen creatures are stalking them.

Russia releases video of new nuclear-powered underwater drone

Moscow - The Russian Defense Ministry released a video on Wednesday, showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his state-of-the-nation speech has completed successful tests

Half of buildings on Toronto Island threatened by rising waters

After Toronto Mayor John Tory took a tour of the flood-ravaged Toronto Island Friday morning, he said it would be late in the summer before water levels subsided enough to allow visitors back into the popular recreation destination.

Different strokes: Underwater hockey makes splash in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The gravity defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following -- now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia.

Sony backtracks on Xperia waterproofing, 'do not use underwater'

Sony has quietly made a rather major change to one of its support pages for its Xperia smartphones. It now warns users that handsets should not be used underwater, a serious contradiction to several of its own press images and advertising campaigns.

'Nemo's Garden' is real — Growing fruit and veggies under the sea

Noli - Off the coast of Noli, Italy you can find a series of experimental greenhouses which are part of the Italian Pavilion theme at EXPO 2015, "How to feed the planet." There is only one problem, though. They are 20 feet under the sea.

Ancient Ice Age forest found underwater off Norfolk coast

Imagine if you will, seeing a forest of 10,000-year old Oak trees, the branches reaching out 8 meters (26 feet) from the trunks. Diver Dawn Watson, 45, saw this remarkable forest, under the sea, 300 meters off the coast of Cley next to the sea, Norfolk.

Japan to build underwater cities in 15 years

No, it isn't some underwater pipe dream. Japanese company Shimizu Corp is really planning to build an underwater Atlantis within the next 15 years.

New underwater glue developed by MIT

A team of MIT engineers have designed new waterproof adhesives that work under water, even at high pressure. These glues can be used to repair ships damaged at sea.

Search for missing jet goes underwater

Perth - After four weeks of frustration, nations taking part in the international search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean moved underwater on Friday.

Op-Ed: BYU grad makes waves with waterproof electronics

Most college grads are polishing their resumes and applying for jobs in a weak economy. However, one recent graduate of Brigham Young University is busy growing his underwater electronics business.

Villa Epecuén: 'Real-life Atlantis' in Argentina

The story of Villa Epecuén, a former popular, vibrant spa resort town, is a sad one. The "town that drowned" is a real-life Atlantis, which is gradually coming up for air once again after 25 years.

Video: Andrew Tuohy's Glock 22 underwater high speed experiment

Andrew Tuohy, a former marine, posted a video to YouTube that shows him fire a .40 Glock 22 underwater. The video shows the bullet produce a beautiful bloomlike shape that belies its deadliness.

Google launches underwater Street View: Video

Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of the planet's oceans and seas but are afraid of deep sea diving? Google Maps has now unveiled a new Street View, with underwater panoramic virtual maps of the oceans.

Op-Ed: Summer heat sends Baker City residents swimming Special

Baker City - With hot temperatures on the rise in Baker City, Oregon, I see local residents jumping into the Powder River with rubber inner tubes, dogs, friends or relatives to find some cool relief.

Gummy bears as underwater crush test dummies

Gummy bears were one of the items chosen to take part in underwater crush tests, but filming was halted when the "crush cam" ended up being crushed.

Underwater game turns fatal in New Zealand

What was meant to be a game of who could remain underwater in the swimming pool for the longest time without breathing turned out to be the last time a young 16-year-old boy ever breathed.

Expedition examines effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico seabed

Earlier this year an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon led to over 4 million barrels of oil a day leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But what effect did the leak have on the Gulf's underwater ecosystem?

Scuba diving gets easier with the HydroBOB

Fort Lauderdale - A British inventor has created a new underwater scooter that allows tourists to explore coral reefs without learning to scuba dive - or even swim. Vacationers can sit on the HydroBOB and dive to depths of 100ft at tourist sites around the world.

Daring Dachshund becomes world's first scuba diving K-9

Vladivostok - A Russian diving enthusiast has developed a scuba-diving dry suit complete with helmet, breathing mask and oxygen source for his K-9 companion Boniface, the daring diving dachshund. The first experimental dive was declared a success.

Florida experts monitor manatees during Gulf Oil disaster Special

Crystal River - Experts are watching the continuous flow of oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and trying to assess the ecological impact on the environment and the creatures that live in the ocean including the manatee, the gentle giant of the sea.

Robofish make waves in water

They look like tuna or trout, but they are not. In fact, these little fish-shaped creature is robofish developed by a team of MIT's scientists.

Diehard James Bond fan creates underwater car

After seeing the underwater car in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, a Swiss fan wanted to create a car just like it and he finally created one after three decades of hard work.

Retired Subway Cars to Be Sunk Into Ocean Waters to Double as Reefs

1600 retired stainless steel subway cars from NYC are heading to deep waters where they will double as artificial fish habitats. While one source says the environmental impact will be minimal, another says the impact needs to be further studied.

Tired of the same old boring vacations? How about an undersea vacation?

Tired of the same old beach vacations, laying in the sand reading a book. How about spending a week at a Poseidon Undersea Resort, the world's first seafloor resort and the only place in the world where you can spend the night 4o feet under water

Australian to live underwater for two weeks

An Australian marine biologist on Wednesday began an unusual feat he hopes will prove a point about sustainability -- he will live underwater for two weeks.

Divers compete in ice hockey world championship... underwater

The lake of Weissensee in southern Austria hosted an unusual sporting event this weekend, with divers taking part in the first-ever ice-hockey world championship -- underwater ice-hockey, that is.

An Underwater Hotel 1,200 Square Feet Under the Sea

A Luxury Hotel 12,000 feet under the Sea.

Underwater Photos By Iranian Win Prestigious French Contest

Kazem Bayrem is also known as the father of Iranian deep-sea diving, and has a reputation for being able to hold his breath an incredibly long time.
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A scene from 'Underwater'
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The Nemo s Garden project is an experiment in the use of underwater environments to grow plants in a...
The Nemo's Garden project is an experiment in the use of underwater environments to grow plants in a sustainable and ecological way.
Ocean Reef Group
File photo: A diver plays with an octopus under water.
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File photo: Under water in a swimming pool
File photo: Under water in a swimming pool
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Plant growth is phenomenal underwater.
Plant growth is phenomenal underwater.
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Coral reefs are places that naturally process some chemicals out of the environment and new research...
Coral reefs are places that naturally process some chemicals out of the environment and new research tells us about the role other organisms play.
Gary Rinaldi
A man shooting a bullet in his pool using  a .40 Glock 22
A man shooting a bullet in his pool using a .40 Glock 22
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The felled Oaks now serve as a reef for marine life.
The felled Oaks now serve as a reef for marine life.
Ocean Reef Group s Nemo s Garden.
Ocean Reef Group's Nemo's Garden.
Ocean Reef Group
The construction of an underwater mosque near Tabuk close to the border with Jordan
The construction of an underwater mosque near Tabuk close to the border with Jordan
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The new Hyperloop One underwater design
The new Hyperloop One underwater design
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A close-up photo of a sea turtle
A close-up photo of a sea turtle

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