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High-tech mini jet boat probes glacier secrets

26 October 2016

The edge of a glacier on a lake

The remote control boat is fitted with an echo sounder and a GPS system.

It can be driven over  the "ramp" of ice jutting out from the Tasman glacier's edge, collecting high-resolution data in real time with no danger to the researchers.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to  identify examples where technology has changed people’s sensory perception and/ or physical abilities and discuss the potential short and long term impacts of these 4
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successfully used by end-users for purposes other
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Keywords: boat, remote control, construction and mechanical, electronic, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology

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