Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Businessweek Archives

Mid Atlantic The Final Frontier?

Developments to Watch


Like its lookalike, the starship Enterprise, the NCC-1701 will go where no one has gone before--only down, not up. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are

almost ready to send their $1 million robotic submarine on its maiden deep-sea dive. The craft looks so much like the Enterprise that engineer

Albert M. Bradley had the same designation number painted on its side.

Eventually, this inner-space ship will descend to 20,000 feet and hang around on the sea floor for months on end. During prolonged studies of such phenomena as the "black smoker" vents that Woods Hole discovered in the mid-Atlantic seabed in 1977, the sub will periodically go to sleep to conserve battery power. Among its chief targets will be the enzymes that manage to thrive in the superhot water around the smokers. Such enzymes might open the door to new high-temperature industrial processes that aren't now feasible.EDITED BY OTIS PORT

blog comments powered by Disqus