Star Trek's Starship Enterprise flies through space. Yokosuka Dry Docks' Enterprise doesn't have the necessary rocket boosters, so it does the next best thing — pretend to be a submarine.
All right, ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! In this corner we have the typhoon, one of Mother Nature's most destructive forces at sea. In the other? Sleek Japanese subs, specially designed to lessen the effect of said typhoon. Who will win?
Last time we saw a Seabreacher, it was decidedly more, erm, dolphin-y. Now the company behind it all, Innespace, is back with the Seabreacher X, a high-speed sub that zips below the waves and soars above them.
French-born Stéphane Rousson is no stranger to weird, pedal-powered vehicles. In 2008, he tried to fly across the English Channel pedaling a blimp. Now, he's teamed up with designer Minh-Lôc Truong to create the Scubster, a pedal sub designed for racing.
The Scubacraft is an open-cockpit submersible that's like a four wheeler, but under water. In order to use it you need to be in full scuba gear, but then it can take you down 100 feet with the push of a button.
Did you know that to communicate effectively, submarines have to rise up to periscope depth? The dangers are obvious, but moreover it's just surprising that in this day and age a better solution doesn't exist. Lockheed Martin reckons its got the answer with a new buoy.
Yevgenii Chernyaev helms the Mir-2, one of four manned vessels in the world capable of operating at the depths of BP's leaking oil well, and he's confident that his vessel, along with its sister-ship Mir-1, would be able to get the job done. The holdup? No one's asked.
Yachts are a popular way for extraordinarily rich people to rub how much richer they are than just regularly rich people into their faces. Costing tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, they're essentially mansions that float. But what do you do when you want to rub yacht owners' noses in your even greater wealth? You turn that yacht into a submarine, naturally.
Korean designers Sungchul Yang and Woonghee Han think we’re going to be living in waterworld some day soon, so that’s why they put together Aqua. It’s a design concept for a versatile little one-person runabout, equally at home skimming...