Best Buy just kicked off a 4-day sale — save on TVs, laptops, cameras, Apple gear and more – CNET

January is the time of year when we traditionally hunker down in heavy sweaters to watch Netflix until spring. Best Buy is hoping to lure you out of your hibernation, though, with an unexpected four-day sale. It kicked off Monday and runs through Thursday. There are a few hundred items on sale ranging from TVs and appliances to cameras and audio gear, not to mention a solid smattering of Blu-rays and DVD movies. Want to see it all? Browse the whole sale at Best Buy's four-day sale page.

But before you do that, be sure to scan the list below -- we've rounded up a handful of the best deals so you don't have to separate the wheat from the chaff on your own. 

We're in the No Man's Land for TV sales between Black Friday and football season. Even so, you can save $250 on this enormous 75-inch Hisense 4K Android TV. It features Bluetooth audio, DTS Virtual X surround, a voice-controllable remote with integrated Google Assistant and HDR support. 

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This is the current version of the MacBook Pro, powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM with an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M and 512GB SSD. You can currently save $200.

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With apologies to your DSLR, mirrorless cameras are the future of photography. And Sony is a mirrorless camera leader. This Alpha a6000 comes with 15-50mm and 55-210mm kit lenses and is currently $300 off. 

Dell

Sometimes a budget laptop just won't do. Dell's G7 gaming laptop is a formidable powerhouse, armed with an Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070MQ graphics chipset driving the 4K OLED display. Right now it's $400 off. 

Lenovo

The Lenovo Yoga 9i is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD under the hood. Right now you can save $300 and get this powerful system for $1,400. 

Aerogarden

Get the AeroGarden Farm 12 XL for half price right now. This generously sized indoor garden with its own LED lighting has room for 12 grow pods, which you can use to raise herbs, vegetables and even flowers right in your kitchen. Your plants can grown up to 36 inches tall -- significantly bigger than most other indoor gardens. 


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Uncovering Potential Issues with the Contact Form 7 Vulnerability: More Data Needed

On December 17, 2020, the Astra research security team disclosed that they had discovered a critical severity Unrestricted File Upload vulnerability in Contact Form 7, the most popular WordPress plugin of all time. The lead researcher, Jinson Varghese, also published a blog post providing limited information about this vulnerability.

The initial disclosure claimed that “By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could simply upload files of any type, bypassing all restrictions placed regarding the allowed upload-able file types on a website.”

At the time, we were unable to duplicate the exploit and published our analysis based on the best information available, which indicated that the vulnerability would be difficult to exploit and would likely require a very specific configuration, but we wanted to wait until a public Proof of Concept was available.

A minimal Proof of Concept submitted to wpvulndb by the original researcher was made available on December 31, 2020. A separate, unverified Proof of Concept appeared on exploit-db on December 20, 2020. On January 10, 2021, the Astra Security team updated their vulnerability announcement stating that a full Proof of Concept would not be released.

None of our threat analysts were able to use these initial Proofs of Concept or any variants thereof to achieve unrestricted file upload, and indeed we had already attempted several variants of each Proof of Concept when the vulnerability was first disclosed because our analysis of the plugin patch indicated that these might be a viable approach.

We were able to use a double extension plus a unicode character to pass a single security check, the wpcf7_antiscript_file_name function, but this function was only one of several security measures in place for the upload process, and bypassing it did not allow the ability to upload files with extensions that would be executable on any of our test configurations. The most recent of these additional security features, the addition of a randomized directory, has been in place for more than 6 years.

We were not able to successfully upload files ending in a “.php” extension, nor were we able to upload files with double extensions (e.g. file.php.jpg, or file.jpg.php, with or without an invisible unicode separator between the two extensions) that would be parsed by any recent web server configuration we have tested. Configurations we have tested include Apache with a PHP AddHandler directive, Apache with an anchored SetHandler directive, Apache + PHP-FPM, NGINX + FastCGI, Litespeed, and IIS. Additionally, we have not seen any evidence of this vulnerability being successfully exploited in the wild.

We contacted the original security researcher requesting more information, but have not heard back at the time of this publication. We also contacted the plugin developer, who indicated that he recognized the bypass in the wpcf7_antiscript_file_name function as a potential vulnerability but had not been supplied with a Proof of Concept that bypassed the other security measures. We reached out to Astra Security who pointed us to their updated blog post indicating that no Proof of Concept would be released and that they had also not seen any evidence that the vulnerability was being exploited in the wild.

Open source security research is incredibly important and makes the entire WordPress ecosystem safer. It is critically important that vulnerable configurations are known; any server configuration that allows this vulnerability to be exploited could allow currently undiscovered vulnerabilities in other plugins to be exploited as well. It is also important to the credibility of our industry that this research be independently verifiable. While we realize that there may be good reasons not to make a Proof of Concept public, providing such a Proof of Concept to other security researchers allows the industry to improve its response to known threats.

For these reasons, we are requesting that the Astra Security research team, or anyone else in the WordPress or Security community who is able to do so, provide us more information about this vulnerability, as we would like to be able to independently duplicate the issue in order to confirm its impact, not only for the millions of users of Contact Form 7, but also for the wider WordPress ecosystem. We are requesting vulnerable server and plugin configurations in which it is possible to upload an executable PHP file via this vulnerability, as well as an unabridged Proof of Concept that allows us to duplicate the issue.

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Trump administration reportedly restricts Huawei’s US suppliers – CNET

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Huawei's ability to access US suppliers may have been further restricted.

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The Trump administration hit Huawei's US suppliers, including Intel, with restrictions days before Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, Reuters reported Sunday. It'll apparently reject many applications to supply the Chinese telecom as well.

Huawei was added to the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in May 2019, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning the company from US communications networks.

The US initially offered a reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei through a temporary general license, but the Commerce Department accused the company of exploiting the rules to continue using American technology in its semiconductor design. It tightened those rules in August 2020 and said the temporary general license wouldn't be extended further. 

It's unclear what stance the incoming Biden administration will take on Huawei, but the US government's actions are a result of long-standing national security concerns that Huawei has close ties with the Chinese government -- a charge the company has repeatedly denied.

Neither Huawei, Intel, the Commerce Department nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment.

Read more: A timeline of Trump's ban against Huawei

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How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music

If you’re listening to music right now, chances are you didn’t choose what to put on—you outsourced it to an algorithm. Such is the popularity of recommendation systems that we’ve come to rely on them to serve us what we want without us even having to ask, with music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Deezer all using personalized systems to suggest playlists or tracks tailored to the user.

Generally, these systems are very good. The problem, for some, is that they’re perhaps really too good. They’ve figured out your taste, know exactly what you listen to, and recommend more of the same until you’re stuck in an endless pit of ABBA recordings (just me?). But what if you want to break out of your usual routine and try something new? Can you train or trick the algorithm into suggesting a more diverse range?

“That is tricky,” says Peter Knees, assistant professor at TU Wien. “Probably you have to steer it very directly into the direction that you already know you might be interested in.”

The problem only gets worse the more you rely on automated recommendations. “When you keep listening to the recommendations that are being made, you end up in that feedback loop, because you provide further evidence that this is the music you want to listen to, because you’re listening to it,” Knees says. This provides positive reinforcement to the system, incentivizing it to keep making similar suggestions. To break out of that bubble, you’re going to need to quite explicitly listen to something different.

Companies such as Spotify are secretive about how their recommendation systems work (and Spotify declined to comment on the specifics of its algorithm for this article), but Knees says we can assume most are heavily based on collaborative filtering, which makes predictions of what you might like based on the likes of other people who have similar listening habits to you. You may think that your music taste is something very personal, but it’s likely not unique. A collaborative filtering system can build a picture of taste clusters—artists or tracks that appeal to the same group of people. Really, Knees says, this isn’t all that different to what we did before streaming services, when you might ask someone who liked some of the same bands as you for more recommendations. “This is just an algorithmically supported continuation of this idea,” he says.

The problem occurs when you want to get away from your usual genre, era, or general taste and find something new. The system is not designed for this, so you’re going to have to put in some effort. “Frankly, the best solution would be to create a new account and really train it on something very dissimilar,” says Markus Schedl, a professor at Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Failing that, you need to actively seek out something new. You could seek out a new genre or use a tool outside of your main streaming service to find suggestions of artists or tracks and then search for them. Schedl suggests finding something you don’t listen to as much and starting a “radio” playlist—a feature in Spotify that creates a playlist based on a selected song. (These may, however, also be influenced by your broader listening habits.)

Knees suggests waiting for new releases or regularly listening to the most popular tracks. “There’s a chance that the next thing that comes up is going to be your thing,” he says. But getting away from the mainstream is harder. You’ll find that even if you actively search for a new genre, you’ll likely be nudged toward more popular artists and tracks. This makes sense—if lots of people like something, it’s more likely you will too—but can make it hard to unearth hidden gems.

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The 7 Best Drones for Every Budget

It’s no exaggeration to say that drones have changed the way we view the world. They’ve taken once difficult and expensive moviemaking techniques and made them accessible to anyone. Videos that once required a camera crew, expensive cranes, and hours of filming can now be done in minutes by the best drones with the tap of a single Auto Takeoff button.

Drones aren’t just flying cameras, though; they’re also the modern version of remote-controlled vehicles. And again, they’ve made flying easier and more accessible, thanks to intelligent collision sensors that protect your investment from mishaps. There are a dizzying array of drones available, but there is a basic division to be aware of—cheaper drones, while fun, will never fly as well or deliver the kind of video and photo results possible with more expensive models. With drones, you get what you pay for. That said, if you’re not worried about wowing YouTube with your sweeping panoramic masterpiece, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good, fun drone. Here are the best drones I’ve tested for every budget.

Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, including the Best Action Cameras and Best Compact Cameras.

Updated January 2021: We’ve added the DJI Mini 2 and a section on drones to avoid.

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Mercedes-Benz EQA electric crossover will debut on Jan. 20 – Roadshow

The EQA's interior closely resembles that of the GLA-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz has a whole bunch of electric cars in the pipeline and we'll see the next one on Wednesday, Jan. 20. That's when the automaker will take the wraps off the EQA compact crossover, previewed by this teaser image released late last week.

Think of the EQA as the electric version of the new GLA-Class SUV. The two should be very similar in terms of shape and size, but the EQA will have unique design details. This small crossover will initially be available in EQA250 guise with an electric powertrain good for 188 horsepower. Mercedes-Benz confirms more powerful variants will follow with as much as 268 hp and all-wheel drive will be offered, too.

We don't expect the EQA to be offered in the US, unfortunately. Instead, we'll likely get the upcoming EQB which, as its name suggests, is basically an electric take on the boxier (and super cute) GLB-Class. Given how closely related the GLA and GLB crossovers are, we expect a similar strategy from the electric EQA and EQB.

Other Mercedes-Benz EVs in the pipeline include the EQS sedan -- which will debut with the company's new Hyperscreen infotainment system -- as well as the EQE sedan, EQE SUV and larger EQS SUV. There's also the EQC SUV, which we've already driven and is currently on sale in Europe. The EQC was initially expected to launch in the US in 2020, but should finally go on sale this year.

Following its debut on Jan. 20, the Mercedes-Benz EQA will go on sale in Europe in the spring.

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The 8 best headphones for sleeping: Hoomband, Bedphones and Bose – CNET

If you sleep with a partner that snores, near a busy road or below neighbors that like to do all of their best stomping in the middle of the night, a pair of sleep headphones may be just the solution you need to get a good night's rest. Unlike ear plugs, which typically only block out noise, the best headphones for sleeping connect to your favorite devices -- either via Bluetooth or your basic wired connection -- and can play music, guided meditations, audiobooks and/or white noise. Some of them even have their own dedicated apps that have hundreds of hours of unique sounds that you can choose from.

Sure, any decent set of headphones can do all of the above, but it's the design that really sets the picks on this list apart. While regular headphones can be bulky and uncomfortable to lie on, sleep headphones are made with a minimal, barely-there feel that lets you drift off to sleep while wearing them comfortably throughout the night.

If you need help getting the recommended eight hours of shut-eye each night, these are the best headphones for sleeping.

Hoomband

The Hoomband Headband earned the title of overall best headphones for sleeping because they're not just headphones that you can sleep with -- they're headphones that were made for sleep. There are two ultrathin, flat speakers that are placed under foam, so you can hear them but can't feel them. The headband itself is made from a 3D mesh that's soft, thin and helps regulate temperature so you don't get too hot while you sleep.

The setup comes with a free app that includes 100 hours of audio content -- including ambient sounds, documentaries, white noise, guided meditations and more -- but it also works like regular headphones that allow you to connect with your favorite apps, like YouTube, Spotify and Headspace via Bluetooth.

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If you don't like the idea of wearing a headband to bed, the Bedphones Sleep Headphones are another made-for-sleep option that comes sans fabric. It features two ultrathin headphone speakers connected by a rubber-coated memory wire that's fully adjustable so you can find your perfect fit.

They come in two versions -- wired and wireless -- and each one comes equipped with an in-line microphone and three-button remote that allows you to answer phone calls or play, pause or skip whatever you're listening to. And a single charge lasts an impressive 13 hours.

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Most sleep headphones are designed for side sleeping, but the Fultext sleep headband integrates the earpieces into a soft fabric headband for extra comfort. The flat speakers are nestled into an extremely stretchy fabric and a breathable mesh lining, that's not only soft, it's hypoallergenic too. The speakers are ultrathin so you can't feel them, even when your head is pressed into a pillow. The setup supports both wired and wireless playback and runs for 10 hours on a single charge.

And because the fabric is moisture-wicking and won't slip, these sleep headphones can double up as workout headphones. You can use them on your run, wash the fabric, and then use them at bedtime.

SleepPhones

Another headband option, these wireless sleep headphones by SleepPhones reduce ambient noise and block out your partner's snoring without making you sacrifice comfort. They have flat headphones tucked into a fabric headband that wirelessly pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device that's within 15 to 30 feet of where you're sleeping. Designed by a family doctor, they also have ultralow power so you don't have to worry about any radiofrequency emissions while you sleep -- a potential concern that's been raised by researchers.

There are also two fabric options -- fleece and breeze -- so you can take your pick depending on whether you're a hot or cold sleeper. The fleece fabric is warm and cozy, while the breeze fabric is moisture-wicking and super-breathable.

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If you really want to up your sleep quality, this sleep headphones slash sleep mask from Watotgafer is a double whammy. Equipped with flat headphones and an ergonomic eye design that doesn't put too much pressure on your face, the setup effectively blocks out noise and light all at once. The flat headphones are tucked into a breathable, slow-rebound memory foam fabric that's also designed to release tension and stress in your face so you can drift off to a more restful sleep. 

The Bluetooth controls are also placed in the middle of the eye mask, so you can easily control your music or white noise app even when sleeping on your side. And since a single charge lasts at least eight hours, you can run them all night without interruption.

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The Panasonic Slim Clip-on Earphones are a top-notch sleep solution with a price that won't keep you up at night. They're pretty basic wired headphones, but they have an ultracompact housing and a slim design that helps block out noise while ensuring that you're comfortable as you sleep. The ergonomic ear hooks have a rubberized design that holds the headphones securely in place but doesn't feel rough on your ears.

While there's no fancy Bluetooth technology here, you can plug these headphones into any of your favorite devices (if you have Apple products, you'll need an adapter) and play everything from music to audiobooks.

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These noise-canceling earbuds by Bose aren't technically designed for sleeping, but if you're looking for more traditional headphones to sleep with, they're another viable option. True to Bose's high standards, they combine Active EQ and TriPort technology to give you a high-quality sound that you don't normally get with earbuds. They block all out ambient noise, but you can quickly toggle between the noise-canceling function and the Aware mode. This allows you to hear what's going on around you with a single touch of a button -- a priceless feature that provides peace of mind for any bumps in the night.

The set also comes with three different ear tip sizes -- small, medium and large -- to ensure a snug fit so the earbuds don't fall out of your ears as you sleep.

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The ultralightweight design and squishy silicone eartips make these minimalistic earbuds an excellent option for travel. The eartips have an ergonomic double layer design that fits snugly in most ear canals to effectively drown out the noise around you, while the mini speaker in each earbud provides quality, balanced sound without too much bass.

Because they don't have a flat design, they're not ideal for side sleeping, but if you're a back sleeper or you need something to drown out ambient noise on a plane or train, these headphones do the trick. And because you can snag a pair for less than $15, it won't be a total disaster if they got lost somewhere along the way.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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It’s Not Just You: Everyone’s Mental Health Is Suffering

This is the first sentence I’ve written this week. I wrote it on a Thursday. Like many people right now, I’m finding work harder to get done, and even basic daily tasks feel heavier than usual. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health, and there’s data to prove it.

While there’s been ample discussion of the economic fallout from a global pandemic, the toll it takes on our collective mental health is harder to quantify. It’s almost impossible to stay at home for months on end, cancel years worth of events, and disrupt even basic routines like how we shop for groceries without a significant impact on our mental health. And yet, it can feel like the impact of these changes is “just stress,” and treat it as something to power through.

According to data from Mental Health America (MHA), however, more people are facing deteriorating mental health. From January through September of 2020, the number of people who have taken MHA’s anxiety screenings has increased by 93 percent over the entire previous year. The organization’s depression screening has seen a 62 percent increase over 2019’s totals. Before the year was even over, more people were trying to find out if they were suffering from anxiety or depression than ever before.

MHA isn’t the only organization with data pointing to the mental health impact of the pandemic. A survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation in July 2020 found that 53 percent of adults said the pandemic had a negative toll on their mental health. Data collected from the CDC found that 41 percent of adults experienced symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder in December 2020, compared to 11 percent in January-July of 2019.

All of which is to say, it’s not just you. Mental health troubles are a natural reaction to an ongoing traumatic event like a pandemic.

Why a Pandemic Spikes Mental Health Problems

The pandemic has disrupted most aspects of our lives, but the added isolation of quarantines, social distancing, and canceled events is one of the biggest tolls on our collective mental health. It’s not just that we miss our friends and family. The social bonds we have form support systems and safety networks. With those gone or reduced, it can lead to an increase in anxiety or depression symptoms.

MHA’s vice president for mental health and systems advocacy, Debbie Plotnick, explained that one of the ways this can manifest—particularly in young people—is self-harm. “In November, 53 percent of those 11 to 17 years old reported—so more than half of them—having frequent thoughts of suicide or self-harm.”

One of the top reasons, not just for self-harm thoughts among young people, but for the mental health problems in people of all ages, is the distance we’ve had to put up between each other. “We’ve been asking [the people who take MHA surveys] what troubles them—and remember, they’re not all young—and they’re telling us it’s loneliness and isolation.”

It might seem like isolation isn’t quite as bad as some of the other stressors that a pandemic can bring—a loss of income, political unrest, and disrupted schedules—but it’s a crucial one. We need other people, and while digital connections like Zoom meetings or Discord parties are great filler, it’s hard to be away from the people we care about for so long.

And then there’s the practical impact. As of September 2020, a quarter of US adults said they’d had trouble paying their bills since the start of the pandemic, according to a Pew Research Center survey. However, that number rises to 46 percent among lower-income households. “For folks who have jobs, they’re very grateful,” explained Plotnick. “For folks who are losing their jobs, this is excruciating.”

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Honda working on new HR-V specifically for the US – Roadshow

The HR-V is Honda's smallest crossover.

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The current Honda HR-V is essentially an Americanized version of the Vezel crossover sold abroad. But in order to better serve crossover-hungry customers, Honda says the next-generation US-spec HR-V will break from its Vezel roots.

"The development of a successor to the Honda HR-V for the US market is underway," the automaker confirmed Sunday in a statement. "This new HR-V will be designed to meet the distinct needs of US customers, and will differ from the Honda Vezel/HR-V that will be introduced in other regions."

The current HR-V is due to be replaced in the next year or so, and following the discontinuation of the Fit hatchback, it'll be Honda's least expensive car. It's likely to offer the same great interior as the current HR-V, just with better materials and Honda's most up-to-date infotainment and safety tech. A four-cylinder engine will also likely provide motivation, and both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations will be available.

Honda isn't releasing any official details about the new HR-V just yet, the company only saying it "will have more information to share regarding the next-generation Honda HR-V designed for the US market closer to launch." Look for the US-spec HR-V to debut later this year.

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The Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Preps for Its Sea Voyage

If you happen to be crossing the San Francisco Bay or Golden Gate bridges this week, look for a massive surfboard with a red sail on top cruising slowly across the water. Don’t flinch if you don’t see anyone on board. It’s actually an autonomous research vessel known as the Saildrone Surveyor and it’s being steered remotely from shore.

The 72-foot-long vessel is launching this week into the bay from its dock at a former naval base in Alameda, California. It is designed to spend months at sea mapping the seafloor with powerful sonar devices, while simultaneously scanning the ocean surface for genetic material to identify fish and other marine organisms swimming below.

The carbon-fiber composite and stainless steel-hulled vessel will navigate by itself, following a preprogrammed route to collect and transmit oceanographic data back to Saildrone headquarters via satellite link. The data will then become available to government and academic scientists studying the ocean. In time, its designers say, they hope that solar-powered Surveyor might replace existing oceanographic research ships that are far more expensive to operate and leave a substantial carbon footprint.

“Our goal is to understand our planet,” says Richard Jenkins, founder and CEO of Saildrone, the California firm that has spent the past 15 years designing previous versions of vessels that are about a third as big as Surveyor. “There are many reasons why you need seafloor information, from knowing where to place telecommunications and transoceanic cables, to safety of navigation, or looking for submerged seismic faults that cause tsunamis.”

Another use is for building out new energy infrastructure: Developers of wind farms need to know the underlying geological conditions before sinking the structures into the seafloor. “There are also economic needs as we transition to renewable energies. Wind farms require substantial mapping to build the wind turbines,” Jenkins says.

After completing sea trials during the next few weeks, the Surveyor’s first mission will be to sail from San Francisco to Hawaii. Along the way, it will map unexplored regions near a series of underwater seamounts where fish and other marine life congregate. The Hawaii trip will also serve as a shakedown cruise for its new sensor package, which includes two multibeam sonars that emit multiple soundwaves from a device under the ship. These soundwaves then reflect off both the ocean floor and things in the water column, like bubbles or fish. As the sound waves bounce back to the ship, the multibeam echosounder receives the waves, interprets the data, and creates visualizations of the entire three-dimensional space beneath the ship. The Surveyor’s multibeam sonars can reach 7,000 meters deep (about 23,000 feet), which would cover the depth of most of the world’s oceans. There’s also a device called an acoustic doppler current profiler that can detect the speed and direction of water currents down to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).

Scientists have been diving to the seafloor in crewed submersibles for decades, vessels like the newly retooled Alvin that can carry three people down to 6,500 meters. While crewed vehicles allow researchers to get close to hydrothermal vents, erupting underwater volcanoes or unusual deepwater marine habitats, they can only stay down for a few hours and are much more expensive to operate than a drone like Saildrone Surveyor.

Oceanographers want to understand ocean current circulation to get a better idea of how heat and carbon are being absorbed from the atmosphere and then distributed throughout the ocean, Jenkins says. More than 90 percent of the heat trapped by carbon emissions is absorbed by the oceans, making their warmth an undeniable signal of the accelerating crisis. Researchers want to improve their estimates of the global heat and carbon budget—where heat and carbon are both stored and released—to better measure how fast the atmosphere and ocean are changing and what effects might be felt in the future. Saildrone Surveyor will be collecting current and temperature data with its onboard sensors.

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