National Science Education Standard: B Physical Science Grades 5 to 8
Right now, in the middle of the Pacific, a team of scientists, educators, animators and artists are hunkered down on a ship together. For two months straight. The idea is something big, and it’s not a reality TV show.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current courses through the Southern hemisphere, cooling down and getting heavier all the while. And for the first time, this current gets its own musical scoring.
Last April, a 6 foot, 120 pound robot called RU27 left the coast of New Jersey with a mission to be the first remote controlled vehicle to traverse the Atlantic Ocean underwater. Here’s the story of whether it made that world record.