How NASA Uses the Ocean to Train Astronauts for its Most Dangerous…

» 7/19/12 11:00am 7/19/12 11:00am

The astronauts are wearing white suits with American flags and mission patches on them. They're aware but unworried about the hostile environment inches away from their noses. They'd be dead in seconds if it were not for their air supply. As they bound nimbly along in a state of near-weightlessness, all each… » 7/19/12 11:00am 7/19/12 11:00am

Searching for the Ocean's Secrets From the Last Undersea Base

» 7/13/12 2:00pm 7/13/12 2:00pm

Two days ago, in the ocean a few miles off Key Largo Florida, I watched a woman dive 20 feet down to a sandy bottom. Conch skittered across sea floor while fish pecked at a nearby reef. A Barracuda snuck up behind me and glittered as it passed by. Then, an odd thing happened. The woman on the sea floor stopped… » 7/13/12 2:00pm 7/13/12 2:00pm

The Undersea Robot Pilots Working in the BP Oil Disaster

The Gulf oil disaster is both a testament of humans' inability to control nature and BP's recklessness and incompetence. Now, it's time for technology to fix this mess. One of the essential tools to stop the disaster: Underwater robots. » 6/11/10 10:00am 6/11/10 10:00am