On the Air: August 17, 2014

It’s an ocean-going vessel for the Internet Age. It’s being funded in part by an Internet crowd-sourcing campaign. It will look like a joystick strapped to the back of a manta ray. And as it sails the oceans, it’ll beam its travels to the world from an onboard multimedia studio.

In Print: August 1, 2014
Bioluminescent waves containing billions of dinoflagellates. Credit: Wikipedia. This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Perhaps you’ve heard of a full moon so bright you can read by its light. But what if you could also read by the light of ocean waves — at night, with no moonlight at all? If you’re in one of Puerto Rico’s famous “bioluminescent bays,” you might be able to. In these three bays, the water is full of tiny plankton called dinoflagellates which produce neon blue light called bioluminescence.