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Meet the Robots Crawling Along the Ocean Floor

Meet the Robots Crawling Along the Ocean Floor

At four miles deep, the ocean is dark and quiet. Under pressure equal to 639 atmospheres, a robotic arm shoots up through the water. The arm belongs to a massive box, which is attached by a 6-mile cord to a vessel floating in the waves above. The robot’s name is Jason, and it’s one soldier in an army of machines that ocean scientists are deploying across the ocean’s floor. More>>

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