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Students Will Use Futuristic Technology to Dive Into the Past


November 7, 2011

image of  the submarine robot Fetch A partnership between the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Watermen's Museum in historic Yorktown, Va., lets students use robotic subs to study shipwrecks from the Revolutionary War. Full Story

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