WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadly threat posed by German submarines during World War One helped spur scientists to develop sonar, using underwater sound signals to locate objects like subs that might be taking aim with a torpedo. In the 20th century, it was an important technological breakthrough. But it was old technology as far as […]
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Rivers under the sea: Mapping finds ancient bottom habitat
The Lowcountry offshore is mostly barren sand bottom to the edge of the Continental Shelf – that’s conventional wisdom. But three times now, College of Charleston geologists have dropped high-tech imaging devices to map that bottom, and three times they found “these amazing features” they didn’t expect – ancient river channels.
Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Turns Up in Fish Market
The concern for the smoothtooth blacktip’s conservation status is “the same as for any sharks or rays,” said Gavin Naylor, a professor of biology at the College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, who also worked on the 2011 study. “They are what we call K selected animals, meaning they are long lived and have […]
When her hometown of Charleston, S.C., became a top tourist spot, everything changed
On the other hand, the tourism industry had a $3.58 billion economic impact on the city in 2012, according to the Office of Tourism Analysis in the School of Business at the College of Charleston. Reliance on that income has created something of a moral dilemma. How do residents avoid being overrun without swatting away […]
College of Charleston students gain access to business software
College of Charleston School of Business students will have access to new business software in January, according to a news release from the college. The school joined the SAP University Alliance in 2013 and plans to include SAP software in classes beginning in the spring 2014 semester.
College of Charleston professor assists in discovery of ‘one-of-a-kind’ Pink Alien Planet
Joe Carson is collecting planets. And not just your everyday, garden-variety planets either. New planets. Little more than a year ago, two students discovered a huge, gaseous blob of a planet in a distant galaxy while doing research with Carson, a College of Charleston astrophysics professor.
Climate Change Campaign Makes Stop at the Battery
College of Charleston professor Dr. Mitchell Cogan then stepped forward to present the science behind the rising tides. There are three main reasons for sea level rise: the subsiding of land, thermal expansion (warming oceanic temperatures), and addition of water to the basin. The third can cause the greatest impact, and is applicable to the […]
Can we stop rising sea levels in time?
“We have withstood hurricanes and invasions, but can we withstand sea level rise?” asked Mitchell Colgan, chairman of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the College of Charleston. “No matter how you want to argue it, sea level rise is coming.” In fact, sea level rise is already here. The sea level rose […]
Scientists Want to Study Bulls Scarp, Ocean-bottom Archaeological Site that was Ice Age Coast
“We haven’t been on the bottom to look for artifacts and that’s what we’re trying to do. We feel very strongly this area would have held populations of people,” said Scott Harris, College of Charleston geology professor.
CofC Student’s Android App is a Selfie-taker’s Dream
“It was just bothering me,” he says, so he looked in the Google Play app store for a solution. Since there wasn’t an application available for Android, and since Jamieson is a computer science major at the College of Charleston, he decided to solve the problem himself.”