Meet the Underwater Exo-Suit!

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Meet the Underwater Exo-Suit!
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Space exploration seems to get all the glory, but there's another virtually unexplored frontier right here on Earth: the deep sea.

The Exosuit, a 530-pound metal suit, will for the first time allow a human to plunge down to a depth of 1,000 feet without being crushed by the pressure of the ocean.

The aluminum shell looks oppressive and suffocating, but feels weightless once in the water. The diver inside the suit can pick up marine life using robotic claws and has thrusters on the feet to move around.

Fish Sex Can Wake a Whole Town

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Fish Sex Can Wake a Whole Town
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A mysterious pulsating hum has been keeping people in the British town of Hythe awake at night, and scientists say there's definitely something fishy about it.

Residents have complained to the local council, saying they've had to leave the area just to sleep. Some people have even gone to the doctor, suspecting they had tinnitus.

Blame has been placed on everything from industrial noise to passing cargo ships, but the Scottish Association for Marine Science thinks it's found the answer: male midshipman fish.
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Mauritius Island Is Quite an Illusion

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Mauritius Island Is Quite an Illusion
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Mauritius Island is 2000 km (1240 miles) southeast of Africa. It gives off a stunning optical illusion that the island its on top of a large waterfall. There actually isn't much of a depth difference at all, but the receding waves are pulling the light colored sand out into the ocean, giving the illusion of a drop off.