Humans have reached the north and south poles, and even branched out into space, which means the only frontier left to conquer is the deep sea. Countries once competed to see who could dive the deepest, but they are now channeling their interest into the exploitation of marine organisms and mineral resources. At the deepest depths, almost 11,000 meters below the surface, a vast array of life becomes visible.
On the other side of the 4.7-inch diameter, 5.5-inch thick round acrylic window, the bottom of the sea has an ashen hue. A thick layer of sand and dead plankton called marine...
An underwater laboratory off the Florida Keyes serves as a sort of reverse space station for the United States.
Mike Caplehorn has a love for the sea, especially at depths of up to 300 meters, when he's piloting his small submersible.
Waters off Papua New Guinea are proving to be a testing ground for a world-first attempt to extract metallic minerals on a commercial basis from the ocean floor 1,600 meters...
In January, construction was completed on the Hakurei, a state-of-the-art research vessel and the first commissioned by the Japanese government in 30 years.
When it comes to deep-sea submersibles, only Japan, the United States, France, Russia and China have craft capable of diving to 4,500 meters or more.
Though the Nautile can't match the submarine envisioned by author Jules Verne and piloted by his fictional Captain Nemo, the French deep-diving sub today is the pride of France.
We sense the transition of the seasons in the redolence of the wind and our hearts flutter at the scent of our beloved. Fragrances add color to our everyday life and enrich our existence. We are unable to resist their bewitching allure.
When the curtain rises, Shugo Ikoh's job as an opera director is done. There is nothing more that he can do. He always sits alone in an aisle seat among the audience.
With oil consumption in the Asia-Pacific region increasing more than 30 percent since 2000, Malaysia has been bolstering its role as an energy consumer and regional hub for energy trading. In cooperation with Singapore, with...
ASICS, Japan’s largest sport shoe, apparel and equipment manufacturer, is gradually starting to make lengthy strides into the global athletic shoe market dominated by U.S.-based Nike and German Adidas.