Generating electricity from the sea

Waves may not be that predictable, even though technology and forecasting has improved (from World War II, when wave forecasting began in earnest, thanks to the requirements of the D-Day landing, up through the sophisticated models used by sports organizations like Surfline today), but the tides are thoroughly predictable.

Was Titanic sunk by rare lunar event?

Exceptionally high tides caused by a rare conjunction of celestial events could have placed the fateful iceberg in the Titanic's path.

Alaska’s tides scouted for clean energy

Last summer, we reported on the progress of a novel hydrokinetic river turbine on the Yukon River. 



No, 'supermoon' won't trigger tsunamis

The internet is awash with rumors that this month's 'supermoon' - a full moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to earth - will bring earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and floods.

Many 'habitable' exoplanets aren't, say astronomers

The so-called 'habitable zone' around low-mass stars is often nothing of the sort, according to astronomers, because of the effect of tides.

Planet torn apart by its own tides

Astrophysicists have for the first time got the opportunity to watch a planet being distorted and destroyed by its host star.