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August 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1992. Ocean Optics designed a sensor that mimics the eye of an insect with multiple apertures and high sensitivity to movement. It was intended to measure ocean carbon dioxide with a neural network approach to interpret the signal from particles of marine snow “flurries”: tiny particles of plants, animals and organic materials. … Lockheed Advance Computing Lab offered virtual-reality assistance for understanding 3D acoustic data for anti-submarine warfare applications using stereo goggles, a data glove and a video display. … Advanced Electronic released a high-density, solid-state data recorder offering 4 to 128 MB of density and an internal bus up to 2.4 GB.

15 Years Ago 2002. Esquimalt Graving Dock, the largest nonmilitary ship-repair facility on the North American Pacific Coast, installed Applied Microsystems’ early-warning system to detect waterborne spills of oil and other hydrocarbons. … The first order of aircraft identification systems, or IFF transponders, required by European Air Traffic Control were installed on French and German aircraft. … Bob Thomas, Lorin Pruett, Harold Palmer and Joe Cimino authored the feature article “Maritime Cultural Artifact Exploration and UNCLOS: GIS Approach to Evaluating U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and Environmental Impacts on Search and Recovery Efforts.”

10 Years Ago 2007. The Port of Houston Authority approved $3.1 million for container terminals and an update to the 2002 Houston-Galveston area vessel emissions inventory. … Adm. Eric T. Olson became the first U.S. Navy SEAL to command the Special Operations Command, and the first to wear four stars, during the 20th anniversary of the Special Ops Command. … Shark expert Dan Huber visited an 8-ft. great white entangled in netting in Australia and obtained a CAT scan of its skull in order to create a detailed digital model that simulates important physiological mechanics of the shark’s bite.


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