Oh, and Elon claims he's designed a submarine car.
Aston Martin and Triton Submarines have teamed to build probably the world's most stylish and luxurious way to dive beneath the waves. Called Project Neptune, this two-passenger mini submarine looks like something designed and developed by Q Branch for James Bond. Though to be fair, the evildoers at Spectre might also appreciate a submersible that works a little Aston flair into its design.
The system would call for a network of acoustic emitters that submarines could use to triangulate their exact position, just like the GPS in your car.
Three brand-new subs, including one that was commissioned less than a week ago, are being restricted from service due to a faulty weld repair.
Ever wonder what life is really like on a submarine? This expansive feature can probably answer your questions. It really is a must-read.
The British Royal Navy has confirmed that one of its subs was damaged after hitting ice while on patrol, although that may not be the whole story.
Russia's belligerence is quite evident on land. The country's military continues to mass along the Ukrainian border, and its efforts in Chechnya have left it battle hardened. Not to be forgotten, though, is the former Red Navy, which has just laid the keels for three new submarines.
The military's march towards gender equality could see a big improvement in the coming years as plans are unveiled to allow enlisted women to join female officers on the US Navy's Ohio-class missile boats and Virginia-class attack submarines.
Remember when we reported the long-lost-but-found-again Lotus Esprit submarine used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me had sold at auction in London for $966,560 (well, $863,000 plus a 12-percent buyer's premium)? At the time, the buyer's identity remained a mystery, but
Acura NSX Submarine - Click above to watch the video after the jump
Click above for a gallery of the Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me
First I am going to pose a question, then, I am going to make a statement. Here goes: Is nuclear power good or bad? In this particular example, a new submarine for the British Royal Navy is powered by its very own nuclear reactor, and said nuclear reactor will power the machine for its entire expected 25-year lifespan. While the idea of never needing to refill a gas tank or recharge batteries sounds great, the question is whether nuclear power is a go
Isn't this what we have all been waiting for? A commercially available plug-in electric? This one in particular is capable of operation for 2.5 hours and can dive up to 150 feet. Wait a minute... dive? Yes, this is a submersible vessel, or a submarine. Huh. Pretty cool, and of course, it is alternative transportation!