28 Aug '12, 1pm

Brave Little Solar-Powered Robot Tracks Hurricane Isaac

Brave Little Solar-Powered Robot Tracks Hurricane Isaac

solar-powered, wave-hopping robot named Alex was launched into the ocean by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) earlier this month to help improve hurricane tracking, and the boogie-board-sized craft has already had its first taste of action. It has been busily collecting ocean data on the fringes of Hurricane Isaac’s path north of Puerto Rico, and sooner or later this season it may find itself smack in the middle of a hurricane. As if that’s not a big enough job, Alex could also find itself in the crosshairs of Rush Limbaugh’s next rant about “weather dolts”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/28/solar-powered-wave-gl...

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