Posted by: tpsciencefun | October 3, 2013

Would You LIke To Drive An Underwater Robot?

Click here to discover what’s new at Scripps Institution of Oceanography!!

What do you imagine scientists do each day? Maybe stand around in a lab coat and pour things into test tubes? Well, that is something scientists might do, but they also get to go on lots of exciting adventures. They explore thousands of feet under the sea, with robots. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, will spend months working at sea, going all over the world, visiting places from Antarctica to Iceland and all the warmer locales in between. And every time there’s a big earthquake, scientists fly to the earthquake location as fast as they can and try to predict the sites of the aftershocks, rushing to record as many as they can using their scientific instruments.

Now, these expeditions aren’t just for scientists anymore. You can have your own scientific adventure! A team of scientists, artists, and students at Scripps has found a way to bring these adventures into your living room through video games. The team has developed games for kids to have fun and learn about earthquakes and oceanography. The games require a Windows operating system, and are available for free download at the new SIO Games website.



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