A Robot Seacraft Is Exploring The Ocean For A Few Years (Cool Weird Awesome 659)

It's called the Intrepid Benthic Rover II, and its five year (or more) mission is to explore the deep ocean, most of the time by itself. Plus: in a new book artist Marina Luz paints the covers of books where people are trying to describe a book when they can’t remember the title.

By |2021-11-18T07:04:22-05:00November 18, 2021|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on A Robot Seacraft Is Exploring The Ocean For A Few Years (Cool Weird Awesome 659)

Earth Has Five Oceans Now, But Also Just One Ocean, It’s Complicated (Cool Weird Awesome 554)

The National Geographic Society has recognized a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, on earth. How the oceans got their names - and why we don't think of them as one big ocean, which is what it is - is a long and fascinating story. Plus: a designer in South Korea has invented a "third eye" to warn people looking at their phones while walking before they collide with someone or something (or, maybe, to get them to look up more often).

By |2021-06-10T08:17:17-04:00June 10, 2021|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Earth Has Five Oceans Now, But Also Just One Ocean, It’s Complicated (Cool Weird Awesome 554)

That’s No Moon, It’s An Underwater “Space Station” (Cool Weird Awesome 358)

Fabien Cousteau is looking to build PROTEUS, a 4,000 square foot underwater research station that has research facilities, a multimedia production studio and an underwater greenhouse. A much more productive use of underwater space than Dr. No and SPECTRE had. Plus: the Racine Art Museum has brought back the annual Peeps Art Exhibition, and this year's submissions are extremely sweet. 

By |2020-08-13T07:48:23-04:00August 13, 2020|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on That’s No Moon, It’s An Underwater “Space Station” (Cool Weird Awesome 358)
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