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  1. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Extra powerful sonar equipment needed to plumb depths in MH370 search

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:55am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as the prime minister said on Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Deep Sea TV the latest reality show to plumb new depths

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Robotic submarine streams daily live coverage from 3,000 metres below, drawing 50,000 viewers to a show scientists call Deep Sea TV Reality TV plumbs new depths Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it's reality TV but with a lot more depth- as much as 3,000 metres. It's live coverage of deep-sea ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Facebook plumbs new lows as sales curbs start to expire

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 10:06am

    ... By Alexei Oreskovic and Ryan Vlastelica   SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters)- Facebook Inc shares sank 6.3 percent to a record closing low after early investors got the greenlight to sell for the first time since the No. 1 social network went public, starti ...

  4. Vessel plumbs new depths

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com China's state-of-the-art manned submersible, Jiaolong, dived to a depth of 6,965 metres at the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific and returned safely to the surface late yesterday afternoon with samples of water ...

  5. Disco Bay to overhaul pipes system after 5-day breakdown

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Managers of Discovery Bay are proposing an overhaul of its water pipes system after technicians took five days to repair a burst main. At least half of all households were left without flushing water after an ageing pipe supplying Beach Village and the no ...

  6. The best places to get hot and steamy

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Scarlet Ma Even if she could not afford to pay the full rent for a serviced apartment at Four Seasons Place, Etsuko Bains said she would still love to rent its bathroom. Ms Bains, an orientation specialist at Four Seasons, describes the bathrooms as the b ...

  7. Splash out

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The luxury of privacy is reflected in what many are prepared to pay these days for the most intimate room in the house It might well be the smallest room in the house, but there is nothing modest about today's bathrooms. Respected as the one place wh ...

  8. Poll to plumb patterns of water usage

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com How long do you spend in the bath and how often do you wash your dirty clothes? These are two of the questions pollsters will be asking when they interview Hongkongers for a HK$700,000 study to help officials come up with ways ...

  9. Plumbing the darkest depths

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung In 1988, caver, adventurer and filmmaker Andrew Wight was trapped in an underwater cave in Australia, along with 15 others. After the group's narrow escape, Wight approached his diving buddy James Cameron, the man behind Avatar, for hel ...

  10. China's craze for DIY plumbs new depths

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng It started well for amateur submariner Tao Xiangli, as his home-made underwater craft slid below the surface of an idyllic rural lake, watched by an entire village. But then the submarine stalled and got stuck in the mud. After nearly 10 minute ...




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