A story of doubtful authenticity concerns the then Head of the U.S. Patent Office who, in 1899, is reputed to have sent his resignation to President McKinley and urged the closing of the Office on the grounds that, “everything that could be invented has been invented.” 288 more words
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The following profile by Strike was first published in August 2005 in his on-line ‘Nekton’ Magazine.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fields’ early ambitions to be a military aircraft pilot were thwarted when, after taking flying training with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he was grounded for spurious reasons by an Army medic during Compulsory Military Training. 1,880 more words
First noticed during the latter stages of the Second World War when hydro-graphic survey ships equipped with echo sounders showed a ‘phantom seabed’ appearing on the graphs, the Deep Scattering Layer (DSL) often appeared many hundreds of fathoms above that of the true seafloor that could clearly be seen on the graph. 606 more words
We’ve been waxing poetic about women in diving all month, from women who have just started their diving journey to those who’ve made it their careers. 2,219 more words