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Virginia Tech team explores deep ocean in $7 million XPRIZE competition (VT News)

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Nearly 95 percent of Earth’s seafloor remains unexplored, but a team of researchers at Virginia Tech aims to uncover some of the mystery. The $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE asks researchers worldwide to expedite the mapping of the ocean floor with unmanned autonomous underwater vehicles that can quickly capture high-resolution maps. As with other XPRIZE competitions, the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE …