The ocean is an amazing place. Somewhere around 70 percent of the surface of the earth is water, and about 96 percent of that is in the ocean. Its depths hold secrets we might never know, and the potential for violence of almost unimaginable force is alway present, no matter how placid it can be. That is part of its beauty; the allure of the unknowable has always been attractive. But one of the ocean’s most powerful and chaotic codes has been cracked: rogue waves are now predictable, thanks to researchers at MIT.