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Submitted by Doug LaVigne on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 03:59
The JOIDES Resolution is equipped with some of the best devices available to do her job. She is designed to move quickly on the ocean carrying a great deal of equipment and people to remote locations, and the ocean can be a rough place. But a problem arises when you are on the ever changing surface of the ocean and you are trying to drill a hole thousands of meters below the surface. How do you hold the drill steady when it is mounted to a ship that moves with the flow of the water? That is today's topic.