The tiny, constricting footprint of Manhattan is one of the things that turned it into a real estate juggernaut. At the same time, developers and futurists have dreamt of permanently expanding the city into the water around it. And they’re still trying.
"Kent Waddell started his day Tuesday by heading to the Hudson River with his bloodworms and fishing rod. But he saw something on the river that made him race home..." This is what he saw. [NYT, photo by Librado Romero]
IBM is gathering some goodwill points by partnering up with a nonprofit to help monitor a 315-mile stretch of the Hudson River. They're going to be using a combination of sensor-laden buoys and solar-powered robotic underwater vehicles numbering in the hundreds. The vehicle, which sort of looks like a yellow sting ray…