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Maggie Koerth-Baker at 11:01 am Tue, Nov 22, 2011
1989 called, they want their news back. :)
I remember designing a similar AUV back in college around 2000. Nowhere near as cool, but the principle is similar.
I talked with Gosling, Java progenitor and Liquid’s CTO, a while back, and these little surfboards are wicked cool toys. It’s just about like in Star Trek when they raise an eyebrow and fire off a probe and suddenly have data. Largely indifferent to weather, uncrewed, unlimited range, no fuel, broad diversity of sensors- just pitch one off the dock and tell it where you want it to go and what you want it to tell you about, and it just happens, with a few button clicks and the swell of the waves- and about ten times simpler than the gliders people have proposed that used thermal gradients. I expect we’ll be hearing more and more from these folks- there’s a whole lot of ocean to watch.
At least now we’re dumping our junk in the ocean for science.
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