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Spot robot Boston Dynamics surveyor

Spot Robot by Boston Dynamics

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”0px|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text — Intro” _builder_version=”4.2.2″]The future is turning out to be an interesting place, to say the least. Soon, we’ll have robots walking around construction sites, city streets, our offices, and even wilderness areas. Spot by Boston Dynamics is an agile mobile robot that …

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Amphibious Drone UAV Johns Hopkins

Amphibious Drone Quadcopter

We’re enthusiastic about underwater videography, and often on the lookout for interesting new developments in the technology. Recently, we found this video showing an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV)—more commonly referred to as a drone—and we have to say it’s pretty cool.

Freediver under ice Czech lake

Freediving Under Ice

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.3.1″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.3.1″ custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||” padding_top_1=”0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text — Intro” _builder_version=”3.19.4″] We recently saw a video on Weather.com about a freediver swimming under transparent lake ice in the Czech Republic. It’s a beautiful video, and it sent us on a quick search for similar clips on YouTube. While the water and ice …

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Nan Hauser Swimming With Whale

Benefits of Freediving with a Whale

In 2017, marine biologist Nan Hauser was on a research outing offshore from the island of Rarotonga, in the South Pacific. During the outing, her research group spotted a whale, and Nan got in the water to have a closer look. After she was in the water for a little while, the whale approached her, giving her a closer look.

Swimmer Judie Johnson with wild orcas in New Zealand.

Swimming with Wild Orcas

On December 4, 2018, photographer and filmmaker Dylan Bradshaw was watching a pod of wild orcas swimming off Hahei Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. The weather was a bit cold, but he noticed a swimmer in the water…

Saildrone oceanic research

The Saildrone Revolution

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video — NOAA Saildrone Research” _builder_version=”3.12.2″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EholPRD-UJ4″ /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.12.2″] For ten years, from 1999 to 2009, Saildrone founder Richard Jenkins lived in his van and worked in attempt to build a land-sailing vehicle that would beat the existing world speed record 116.7 mph. At the end of that period, the design that …

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