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Travis Andrews

Travis M. Andrews is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. He has written for Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Washingtonian Magazine and The Times-Picayune. He's a regular arts contributor for The Washington Post Express. When he was younger, he wrote on his mother's walls. She was displeased. For more about Travis, please visit

You can also follow Travis on Twitter @travismandrews. 

About one year ago, our very own Eileen Marable wrote about a quartet of robots, Wave Gliders, that were attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean. One pair was headed to Japan, and the other was looking to vacation in Australia. Of the four, one finally reached its destination. Papa Mau made it to Australia.