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Competition Seeks New Deep-ocean Exploration Technologies

  • George Putic

XPRIZE, a U.S.-based nonprofit foundation for global scientific challenges, and Royal Dutch Shell plc have launched a $7 million competition for breakthrough ocean-exploring technologies. The race calls on international teams to develop unmanned underwater vehicles for affordable exploring and mapping of the ocean floor to a depth of 4,000 meters. VOA’s George Putic reports.

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