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  The Bathysphere Adventures
The first Bathysphere expedition would be jointly sponsored by (Ultimately Beebe's employer) The New York Zoological Society and The National Geographic Society.
The new and improved Bathysphere was small and light enough for the Ready, and the winches located in Bermuda.
The Bathysphere, containing its two first living voyagers, was gently hoisted by the ship's boom which was raised and lowered with the winch.
hometown.aol.com /chines6930/mw1/sphere.htm   (6222 words)

  
  Bathysphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bathysphere is a spherical deep-sea diving submersible which is lowered into bodies of water with a cable.
Bathyspheres have a variety of uses, usually including the study of underwater life.
The first bathysphere was built by Otis Barton and William Beebe in 1930.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bathysphere   (204 words)

  
 Inventor of the Week: Archive
A bathysphere is a hollow, steel sphere with very thick walls made to maintain a reliable pressurization at depths where diving unaided is not possible.
The interior of the bathysphere was rather small and cramped, with only a light and telephone, oxygen tanks, and chemicals ‚ soda lime to absorb carbon dioxide and calcium chloride to absorb moisture.
In 1932, the pair tested a larger bathysphere off the coast of Nonsuch Island, Bermuda, where they were successfully submerged 3,028 feet and set a world record that stood for 15 years, until Barton created a vessel called a Benthoscope in 1949, which allowed submersion to a depth of 4,500 feet.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/barton.html   (600 words)

  
 People Under the Sea: Submersibles - 1900-1960
Three features that distinguish a submersible from a submarine are its ability to be transported from research spot to research spot, to be launched and easily retrieved from a mother ship and to be operated economically by research crews.
The bathysphere was built for a very specific and functional purpose: its inventor, William Beebe, needed a way to study the inhabitants of the ocean's deep.
Because of the cramped nature of the bathysphere, 3 1/2 hour dives were about as long as the people inside could tolerate.
www.onr.navy.mil /focus/blowballast/people/submersibles1.htm   (567 words)

  
 Submersible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many submersibles operate on a "tether" or "umbilical", remaining connected to a tender (a submarine, surface vessel or platform).
A bathysphere is a type of submersible which lacks any self-propulsion.
A predecessor of the bathysphere, the diving bell, consisted of a chamber, with an open bottom, lowered into the water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Submersible   (288 words)

  
 Sample Chapter for Ballard, R.D. and Hively, W.: The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration.
From 1,250 to 1,300 feet the bathysphere passed through an empty "transparency" of water, devoid of life, which only heightened Beebe's discomfort as he sat, chilled to the bone, in the clammy sphere.
The bathysphere's primary mission was to observe marine life in the open ocean, while suspended between surface and bottom.
In the heyday of his career, he was convinced that scores of bathyspheres would soon be diving throughout the world, producing a burst of knowledge about the global distribution of marine life, in three dimensions.
press.princeton.edu /chapters/s6776.html   (5394 words)

  
 Arts Council England : Project detail
Bathysphere was set up by three young men from Leicester’s music scene - Stuart Smith, Steve Gibbs and Chris Cousin - in 1998.
The grant enabled Bathysphere to employ a marketing and business development officer and a part-time press worker for their label.
Bathysphere says the Grants for the arts award has helped significantly.
www.artscouncil.org.uk /aboutus/project_detail.php?rid=2&id=125   (291 words)

  
 b a t h y s p h e r e   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Twice during unmanned testing, the bathysphere rose with a hull full of sea water.
The inventor of the Bathyscaphe, the sucessor of the Bathysphere, commented that a submarine without the ability to manoveur under its own power was a death trap.
Had the single cable suspending the Bathysphere broken under the strain of 3 000 feet of water, all occupants would have perished.
laudanum.net /hy/bathysphere/ascend.htm   (114 words)

  
 Sample Chapter for Ballard, R.D. and Hively, W.: The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration.
From 1,250 to 1,300 feet the bathysphere passed through an empty "transparency" of water, devoid of life, which only heightened Beebe's discomfort as he sat, chilled to the bone, in the clammy sphere.
The bathysphere's primary mission was to observe marine life in the open ocean, while suspended between surface and bottom.
In the heyday of his career, he was convinced that scores of bathyspheres would soon be diving throughout the world, producing a burst of knowledge about the global distribution of marine life, in three dimensions.
pup.princeton.edu /chapters/s6776.html   (5394 words)

  
 bathysphere - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A hollow, spherical steel diving chamber in which people are lowered by cable from a surface vessel to explore the ocean depths.
In 1934 a bathysphere carrying William Beebe and an associate reached a record depth of over 923 m (3,028 ft).
Because space in the bathysphere is cramped, dives longer than three-and-a-half hours are intolerable, and it was eventually supplanted by the bathyscaphe.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/bathysphere   (166 words)

  
 How Things Work - Question 1481
In this case, the upward buoyant force on the bathysphere is equal in amount to the weight of the water it displaces.
Since the bathysphere is essentially incompressible, it always displaces the same volume of water.
That's why the bathysphere experiences a constant upward force on it due to the surrounding water.
rabi.phys.virginia.edu /HTW/page1.php?QNum=1481   (211 words)

  
 CBS News | Life Below The Galapagos, Part 1 | May 26, 2005 21:30:03
The bathysphere could barely contain the lanky bodies of Beebe and his high-strung patron Barton.
When I was a child, the home of the bathysphere was the New York Aquarium, where, slathered in blue paint, it stood in a place of honor.
For the last decade, the bathysphere was put away in a storage yard in the shadow of the Cyclone.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/05/23/gizmorama/main697308_page2.shtml   (463 words)

  
 The American Experience | Alone on the Ice | William Beebe
In June 1930, the bathysphere, along with Beebe, Barton, and a team of 26 assistants was floated out on a huge barge.
Connecting the bathysphere to the barge was a 3,500-foot steel cable, almost an inch thick.
A solid rubber hose, carrying telephone wires and electricity for lights, provided those within the bathysphere their only contact with the outside world.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/ice/sfeature/beebe.html   (663 words)

  
 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Bathysphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Because pressure increases by 14.7 pounds per square inch for every 33 feet in depth, the observation platform had to be strong, compact, and round, to distribute the pressure evenly.
Five days later Bathysphere went down to 1,426 feet, and on August 15, 1934, reached 3,028 feet, the extreme limit of the tether.
The last dives in the Bathysphere were completed in 1934, and comparable depths were not attained until after World War II, when August Picard developed the first self-propelled bathyscaph ("deep boat"), Trieste.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_010100_bathysphere.htm   (296 words)

  
 Bathysphere | World of Invention
The primary purpose of the bathysphere was to explore rather than to set records.
But by this time efforts led by Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard were being made to develop the successor to the bathysphere, the self-propelled bathyscaphe.
The bathysphere was limited to vertical travel and was constantly dependent on its umbilical connection to its surface support ship.
www.bookrags.com /research/bathysphere-woi   (609 words)

  
 Reviews - Discover Magazine - science news articles online technology magazine articles Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The shell of the bathysphere was formed using techniques that would have been familiar to the men who cast medieval church bells.
The bathysphere was tethered, like a heavy watch on a very long chain, to a ship whose winch was powered by two coal-fired steam engines.
On that August day, the bathysphere had been lowered nearly to the end of more than a half mile of cable, and there was a real question as to whether the winch drum could withstand the pressure of lifting both cable and bathysphere.
www.discover.com /issues/jun-05/departments/reviews?page=1   (1689 words)

  
 Timeline: From the August 25, 1934, issue, Science News Online, Aug. 28, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
William Beebe and Otis Barton established a new "low" for personal deep-sea exploration when their bathysphere descended to a depth of 3,028 feet beneath the surface of the sea off the shores of Bermuda on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
With this "deep down divin'est" record, exceeding the half-mile dive they had set as their goal, the two men announced themselves as content.
Gamma rays, the same kind of radiation used medically for the treatment of cancer, are now being employed to produce artificial disintegration of atoms of the "heavy" hydrogen isotope deuterium.
www.sciencenews.org /articles/20040828/timeline.asp   (390 words)

  
 History of Diving: Alexander the Great and the bathysphere
This reinforced spherical deep-sea chamber in which people are lowered by a cable to study the ocean and marine life was invented and named by American scientist and author William Beebee in 1930.
One day, when I was writing the name of a deep-sea fish—Bathytroctes— the appropriateness of the Greek prefix occurred to me; I coined the word Bathysphere, and the name has stuck." The Greek prefix bathy is so appropriate because it means "deep"; sphere, also from the Greek, is self-explanatory.
The beginnings of the diving bell are primitive but functional devices, containers such as buckets or cauldrons.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/UnderWater.htm   (928 words)

  
 The Navy Travels Undersea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
To prevent death and allow for exploration in deep waters, the bathysphere was designed.
Built with steel hulls, the bathysphere maintains normal air pressure while operating at depths of 3,000 feet.
Using a bathysphere people are able to explore safely.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/teach/ends/underseachallenge.htm   (356 words)

  
 The New York Times > Books > Books of The Times | 'Descent': Crammed Into a Steel Ball, Headed Into the Inky ...
The sensational exploits of Beebe, Barton and the bathysphere kept Americans on the edge of their seats in the 1930's, and, as Brad Matsen proves in "Descent," they can still deliver a thrill.
Matsen pulls himself together for the bathysphere descents, which are hard to beat for stomach-churning tension, and he vividly evokes the strange underwater universe visible through the bathysphere's six-inch quartz windows.
It was, perhaps, a turning point when a seasick Barton vomited in the bathysphere at the beginning of the NBC dive.
www.nytimes.com /2005/04/22/books/22book.html?ex=1271822400&en=36c432c6609e8db6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (949 words)

  
 Bathysphere | Scholastic.com
The bathysphere was the first modern system designed for the purpose of deep-sea exploration.
Developed by American naturalist William Beebe and engineer Otis Barton in the early 1930s, it consisted of a steel sphere with windows of fused quartz and equipped with searchlights, an oxygen supply, and a telephone.
The deepest descent made by Beebe and Barton, in 1934, was to 923 m (3,028 ft).
content.scholastic.com /browse/article.jsp?id=5056   (226 words)

  
 Syncotron Bathysphere Sound Suite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Bathysphere is a theme camp at the
Sourceforge now hosts the suite of custom-made software that was designed to run inside the Bathysphere.
It was a success, as the software performed without a hitch -- the only real difficulty was placing the microphones for the greatest acoustic isolation in the middle of the festival.
syncotron.sourceforge.net   (126 words)

  
 Latest News From Deep Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The main attraction is a sit-down event in the cinematic auditorium with live performances from CHIN CHIN and BJ COLE, both assisted by Bathysphere's visual_hi_power scintillating lush-o-rama effect.
Plans are still being drawn-up but it will be longer and wider than last year and will include the all-new Bathysphere Nanoplex mobile moving image centre as well as a host of lo_tempo artists live on stage.
Bathysphere's eddie23 and sofalofa will be spinning some tunes and providing visuals at the Auxilec / PVC New Years Eve - Funkatronix Electro Party.
www.deep-water.net /news.html   (599 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Into the Abyss | Deep-Sea Machines
The bathysphere -- bathys is Greek for "deep" -- was developed in the early 1930s by William Beebe and Otis Barton, two explorers from the New York Zoological Society.
It was a 4,500-pound hollow steel ball about five feet in diameter,which was raised and lowered from a ship by a cable.
When it was retrieved 11 months later, scientists were stunned to find that the bologna sandwich contained in a plastic box in the sunken submersible was still edible.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/abyss/frontier/deepsea.html   (488 words)

  
 How Things Work - Balloons
In this case, the upward buoyant force on the bathysphere is equal in amount to the weight of the water it displaces.
Since the bathysphere is essentially incompressible, it always displaces the same volume of water.
That's why the bathysphere experiences a constant upward force on it due to the surrounding water.
howthingswork.virginia.edu /balloons.html   (6315 words)

  
 bathysphere's progress on reinvent my career on 43 Things   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
bathysphere in San Francisco is doing 9 things including…
bathysphere has written 1 entry about this goal
bathysphere has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.
www.43things.com /teams/progress/2112600   (193 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/sofalofa
Since establishing Bathysphere Digital Arts in 1998 and the downtempo label Deep-Water Recordings a year later, Sofalofa [aka] Chris Cousin has produced for the likes of Hint, Normal Position and Monkey Magic as well as performing in the folktronic outfit Chin Chin at festivals including The Big Chill and Summer Sundae.
Sofalofa marries lush, cinematic soundscapes with equal measures of breaks and glitches, captivating audiences on the dancefloor and appealing to fans of ambient and IDM music alike.
His releases for the Deep-Water / Bathysphere Recordings label have secured their place in the record boxes of Big Chill DJ's such as Mixmaster Morris and Pete Lawrence along with DJ Pathaan and Jon Kennedy.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=54415509   (868 words)

  
 Lost Treasures: Deep: The New Yorker
In the 1953 science-fiction thriller “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms,” a scientist is lowered into the ocean’s depths in a stylized Hollywood interpretation of a bathysphere—a self-contained diving chamber—to look for a giant prehistoric monster that has been awakened from a hundred-million-year slumber by an atomic explosion.
A call to the aquarium’s curator, Paul Sieswerda, revealed that the bathysphere had been moved indoors, where it was being spruced up for a gala unveiling in early June.
The bathysphere, resting on two pieces of lumber, was a little bigger than a wrecking ball, with three steel-rimmed portholes.
www.newyorker.com /printables/talk/050411ta_talk_green   (1094 words)

  
 logarhythm - BATHYSPHERE ANNOUNCE NEW EVENTS AT PHOENIX ARTS AND LO_TEMPO HI_FI ARENA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bathysphere announce new events at phoenix arts in 2005.
Also, the Bathysphere Lo_Tempo Hi_Fi Area will be installed this summer for the first time at the Summer Sundae Festival in Leicester.
Bathysphere are the parent company of Deep-Water Recordings and are responsible for music, moving image, soundtracks and general digital arts stuff.
www.logarhythm.org.uk /news/item/~bathysphereannou   (197 words)

  
 Movie Reviews - The Sum of All Fears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
After hearing all the controversy surrounding the timing of the release of this movie, and people's new-found sensitivity to some subjects, I was pleasantly surprised to discover upon viewing, that the movie stood on its own merits, and was not simply riding the wave of media hype, as so often happens.
Unfortunately, his peers consider that persuit to be unattainable at worst, and pointless at best, so he must hide his research behind the bathysphere project in order to continue receiving funding from the National Science Foundation.
As he floats amoung the clouds in his Klein Bottle Bathysphere, Proffesor Markov continually tests new mappings of his current emotional states into various sets, looking for a construct that reflects the dynamics his finds within his own heart.
www.cca.org /woc/movies/sum.html   (344 words)

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