Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?
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Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?

In the past year or so, the idea of drone robots filling our skies has captured our collective imagination. Drones have already been used for not-so-great things, such as the U.S’s drone strikes, but they have also been used to collect scientific data, in filmmaking, as a part of search and rescue operations, to prevent … Continue reading

The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!
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The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!

My lab group looks at small stuff–for example, our organisms of choice are microscopic, single-celled plantlike creatures called diatoms. But because gosh darn it that just ain’t small enough, we like to look at the genetic machinery (DNA, RNA, all that jazz) inside those organisms. So a lot of our time is spent in the … Continue reading

A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part II)
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A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part II)

Check out A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part I) as well! This research cruise is about halfway over and we find ourselves within sight of Big Sur, off the coast of southern California. Everyone is searching, frantically, for water. The dark irony of it hasn’t escaped the scientists aboard the R/V Melville—we’re … Continue reading