The lightweight plastic could be used to explore the depths of the oceans.
The depths of the oceans are filled with animals so bizarre, grotesque and beautiful-looking that they can be mistaken for science fiction or action-movie characters come to life. And we have really no idea what is down there in the water so deep that light is never seen, lurking among the glow-in-the-dark fish and giant squids. Despite nearly every inch of the terrestrial world having been photographed and mapped, frequently from satellites in outer space, only 5 percent of the Earth’s oceans have been explored, according tothe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
But that could be changing, thanks in part to a new development by researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.