Ducks, dorks and deviants: Wackiest stories of 2008

It's not all bits and bytes

It's about as low-tech as you can get from one of the most high-tech organizations. NASA this year let out a small squadron of rubber ducks -- 90 to be precise -- to help it better understand the movement of one of the world's fastest moving blocks of ice, Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier. The ice warriors and a small football-sized probe that includes a GPS and some scientific instruments were dumped into a hole on the glacier and have as their mission to discover what exactly is going on inside Jakobshavn.

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