Robot ‘Flying’ Underwater at the Bottom of the Planet

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Dec. 14, 2006 — An underwater robot glider that appears to “fly” as it gathers scientific data will soon be deployed in the frigid waters off the coast of Antarctica. But the scientists controlling its every move will be in New Jersey, about 7,600 miles away.

Researchers say the technology will help demonstrate the future of scientific exploration near the planet’s south pole using remote controlled vehicles, while also helping provide a clearer picture of the effects of global warming on the region. Read More

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