Stories by Robert Ballard

Technology's impact: Robert Ballard

FRAMINGHAM (10/06/2003) - Man has always regarded what lies beneath the world's oceans with both fear and fascination, but the frigid temperatures and enormous pressure of the deep render the human body an ineffective tool for exploring this inhospitable environment. Technological innovations like the Aqua-Lung, the bathysphere, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and deep sonar systems have helped us reach farther into the deep and unlock some of its mysteries. The more we learn, however, the more we realize we're only scratching the surface.