Steve Fossett’s Flying Submersible

Steve Fossett’s Flying Submersible 

 Deep Flight Challenger

Unbeknownst to most of the world, the late super rich adventurer Steve Fossett had started work on an amazing flying submersible that would one day theoretically touch the stars. More importantly, however, was that the design would have allowed adventurers and scientists alike (and most importantly Fossett himself, of course) to venture into the deadly depths of the Mariana Trench, some 36,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. Sadly, the design was put on hold immediately after Fossett went missing about one year ago, but that hasn’t stopped San Anselmo inventor Graham Hawkes from detailing the project that Fossett tapped him to create two years before his death.

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WaterScout Helicopter Launches from a Sub

 WaterScout Helicopter Launches from a Sub

Helicopter designed to be launched from a Sub

Students from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in cooperation with four students from Pennsylvania State University have developed a submarine deployable helicopter. Their autonomous “Waterspout” is capable of exiting a submarine, floating safely to the water surface, and taking off vertically to its destination.

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Triton 1000, Very Expensive Private Submarine

Triton 1000, Very Expensive Private Submarine 

 Triton 1000

It is always great to own a yacht and have those parties by the deck. However, after a while, the yachts just get, well, monotonous and you need something more exciting. That is when U.S Submarines comes to your rescue. They have developed a sub for 2 people. Called the Triton 1000, it is lightweight, and can function as an additional feature to your existing yacht.  Continue reading… “Triton 1000, Very Expensive Private Submarine”

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Amazing Dolphin-Boat Submarine

Amazing Dolphin-Boat Submarine

 Like driving a robotic fish

The Innerspace Dolphin and Seabreacher are water vessels designed to look and behave like actual dolphins. They’re powered by a little engine in the back and you can do all sorts of fun stuff like barrel rolls, jumps, dives and drownings. I want one pretty bad. Video and more pics after the jump.

 

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Germany: What to Do with Hitler’s Submarine Bunker?

Germany: What to Do with Hitler’s Submarine Bunker?

4,000 people died in the construction of Hitler’s Submarine Bunker

The submarine bunker is gigantic — and expensive. A World War II-era military facility is slowly succumbing to the elements, and nobody seems willing to pay for its upkeep. In fact, the German armed forces has offered it for sale.

The bunker Valentin was built by the Nazis as a bomb-proof submarine factory. It never went into use, but 4,000 slave laborers, concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war died in its construction. More photos after the jump.

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Marion Hypersub – World’s First Submersible Powerboat

Marion Hyper Sub - World’s First Submersible Powerboat

It looks like something out of a James Bond movie but it could very well be the most cool personal sub yet. The Hypersub is the world’s first autonomous, small submarine capable of high speed surface travel over long distances. Cool videos after the jump.

 

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Hydropolis – The World’s First Underwater Hotel

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Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydropolis is the world’s first luxury underwater hotel. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex.  (Pics)
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