Popular Science had a conversation with one of the most visionary developers of autonomous subs.
By Greg Mone
Posted 01.15.2003 at 1:25 pm 0 Comments
Clayton Jones of Webb Research in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, is a lead developer of the Slocum Glider, which uses an innovative thermal engine to power its undersea journeys. Instead of motoring back up to the surface after a dive, which eats up battery life, the thermal glider powers itself by capitalizing on the drastic temperature and density changes between deep ocean and surface water.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.