Gliding on Earth

On today’s podcast, we’re going to do things a bit differently. This is a radio piece I produced for IEEE Spectrum, the magazine for technology insiders, which later aired on Living on Earth. Enjoy!



This trans-Atlantic flight is getting lots of attention from scientists, schools and the media. Credit: RU COOL Room.

Scott Glenn teaches an onlooker about the world of autonomous gliders. Credit: RU COOL Room.

The star of the show is RU27, the underwater glider that's cruising from New Jersey to Spain.

Education Standards

National Science Education Standards Grade 5 to 8

National Science Education Standards Grade 9 to 12

Ocean Literacy Principles

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Give us your guess for the Sonic Stumper, a question for the RU27 team, or your story about the ocean:

Gliding on Earth

One Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing this story, such an amazing opportunity for students to become so heavily involved with glider missions!!!