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Tesla pickup unveil coming this summer while Semi gets pushed back a year

Oh, and Elon claims he's designed a submarine car.

Oh, and Elon claims he's designed a submarine car.

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Aston Martin is ready with your submarine, Mr. Bond

Aston Martin and Triton Submarines team to build luxury sub

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.

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DARPA is building acoustic GPS for submarines and UUVs

System will be available to military and government operations, but may expand to civilian use.

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.

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Watch a Navy sub burst through the Arctic ice

The US Navy spends a lot of time in the Arctic ice, but it's the way the service's boats bust through the icepack that most impressive.

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Early steam-powered submarines were a nightmare

Despite the omnipresence of nuclear-powered steam turbines in today's naval vessels, like so many weapons systems, early efforts were an absolute mess.

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US Navy benches three newest subs over 'unauthorized repairs'

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.

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Everything you'll ever want to know about the submarine service

Ever wonder what life is really like on a submarine? This expansive feature can probably answer your questions. It really is a must-read.

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US Navy assigns first women to sub service

The US Navy has assigned 38 women to the USS Michigan, making them the first females to be assigned aboard an active-duty submarine.

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Watch a Russian Oscar II sub burn at dock

A nuclear-powered Oscar II sub caught fire at its dock while undergoing a refit in a northern Russian shipyard.

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British sub damaged while tracking Russian Navy vessels

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.

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Russia lays keels for new ballistic missile sub, two new attack subs

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.

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Female enlisted sailors to enter the Silent Service by 2016

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.

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Elon Musk buys James Bond's Lotus submarine, wants to install Tesla powerplant

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

EGO makes your submarine dreams a reality [video]

Personal mobility had come a long way in the last few decades, but one area that's been – rather predictably – left out is underwater transport. South Korea's Raonhaje wants to change that with the introduction of the EGO submarine.

VIDEO: We cringe as Acura NSX does its best surfacing submarine imitation

Acura NSX Submarine - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Bond's The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit hits the auction block

Click above for a gallery of the Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me

How about never refilling your tank for 25 years?

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

Finally! A commercially available plug-in electric! Submarine?

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!