Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.

Fallout from government shutdown: Antarctic season canceled for NIU researchers, students

The government shutdown was resolved last week, but it wasn’t soon enough to save a multimillion-dollar NIU research project in the Antarctic. The National Science Foundation, which was funding the research, has notified NIU scientists and two participating graduate students that their

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Reed Scherer and Ross Powell

NIU’s Antarctic-bound robotic submarine making its maiden voyage at Lake Tahoe

Northern Illinois University’s 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the ice shelf in the Antarctic, is getting its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation’s deepest and most celebrated bodies of water—Lake Tahoe. The unmanned yellow submarine—also known

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