AZUZ: Up next, diving deep. From April 20th to July 10th, NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is on a mission to explore the Marianas Trench in the western North Pacific Ocean.
Part of that is the Challenger Deep. At 36,000 feet under, it is the deepest known point in the sea. It's deeper than Mount Everest is tall.
No sunlight is visible. The water is frigid, the press extreme.
NOAA is exploring the area because so little is known about it. What's the habitat like? How can it benefit scientific research? These are some of the answers they're seeking, along with some that relate to the life that's down there.
AZUZ: Do you know who's better at playing foosball than college students? A computer. A team of engineering students at Brigham Young University built a machine that controls the blue players here. Whenever the ball gets near one of the players, the computer is programmed to kick it, and it reacts much faster than people do.
In this game, though not every game, the machine won 4-1. Overall, the professor says it's as good as a human.
So, how could someone possibly refoos the challenge? You'd be foos-lish not to foos your skills with an arti-foos-cially intelligent machine and if you make a foos step and loss and feel foos-trated or in-foos-riated, there's no need for a foos fight. After all, it's just a game.
I'm Carl Azuz and Fridays are awesome! Have a foos-nomenal weekend.