Brooklyn Atlantis, the Gowanus Canal-patrolling robot—ahem, Aquatic Robotic Vehicle—that a group of NYU Polytechnic students created, now has its own website, and a Google Maps Streetview page. For the researchers, this may pave the road to scientific discovery, but for you and us, it just means that we now get to tour the famously polluted canal without exposing ourselves to heretofore unknown strains of bacteria. You can also explore the researchers' data on the temperature and oxygen and pH levels in the canal, and help them out by tagging things that Brooklyn Atlantis happens across—for example: polluted water, super polluted water, diseased fish, etc.
· Closing Bell: Explore the Gowanus Canal via Google Maps [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Atlantis [official]
· Gowanus Canal coverage [Curbed]