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A Salute to SeaLab

Peter Neill | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Peter Neill

SeaLab, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, was the first of three experiments in aquatic living as part of the US Navy's Man-in-the-Sea initiative to understand how humans can best survive in exacting underwater conditions.

Innovative Seaside Power Plant Runs Hot and Cold

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

The latest idea to emerge from Hawaii's pioneering alternative energy scene is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), a process that produces electricity by using the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface waters of tropical areas and the much colder deep water below.

Researchers Are Trying To Teach This Computer Common Sense

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of...

Yep, That's A Robotic Jellyfish

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance rob...

The Beauty and Friendliness of Science

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We are a science-education nonprofit organization and our mission is to inspire children to be curious about the world and to experience the joys of finding things out.

Blowing Things Up: In Praise of a Pyrotechnical Education

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dubno

I'm not suggesting we raise a nation of pyromaniacs. But youthful experimentation is a prerequisite to innovation, to giving kids "license to think outside the box."