Inside the Navy’s Newest Spy Sub

The Navy's newest fast-attack submarine is speeding down the Florida coast, on its way to its commissioning ceremony in its namesake state, at 15 knots. And it's getting outraced by dolphins. » 5/30/12 5:47am 5/30/12 5:47am

Coast Guard Intercepts Cocaine Submarine as It Sinks

Drug-smuggling, homemade submarines are nothing newwhat a world we live in. And it shouldn't be any surprised that a bunch of coke-addled amateur engineers aren't able to put together the most seaworthy vessel. But here's one sinking mid-capture. » 8/02/11 12:00pm 8/02/11 12:00pm

12 Hundred-Year-Old Submarines

Nowadays we tend to think of submarines as sleek, futuristic, and powerful. But back in the Victorian era, it was these steam-powered clunkers that ruled 20,000 leagues under the sea. » 10/01/10 11:00am 10/01/10 11:00am

You, Too, Can Own a Bulletproof Luxury Sub

Aspiring Bond villains take note: there's only one of these Nautilus VAS luxury submersibles on the market today, so if you don't act fast you risk losing out on a $2.7 million submersible joyride like few others. » 4/13/10 9:20pm 4/13/10 9:20pm

Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin, Discoverer of the Titanic, To Be Replaced…

The NY Times has a piece today » 8/26/08 10:30am 8/26/08 10:30am about the monumental task of forging a pressure hull out of raw titanium to be used in the replacement for the legendary Alvin, the Navy's only currently operational deep-sea scientific sub that first explored the wreckage of the Titanic. Where Alvin could dive 2.4 miles down, its…

8G Eee PC Shipping In 3-6 Weeks

According to a new Amazon product page, the 8G Asus Eee PC is once again up for sale. The 8G was recently delayed after "minor hardware issues", which explains the three to six weeks ship estimate. Amazon appears to be the only site giving a ship date, so if you've been waiting for a 8 GB Eee, it's $542.99 with black… » 2/19/08 6:51pm 2/19/08 6:51pm

Homemade Cocaine-Smuggling Sub: Party Time on Das Boot

When it comes to the millions of dollars involved in smuggling drugs, even coked out dealers can tackle a big, complicated project. Recently, Colombian marines seized a homemade fiberglass submarine big enough to hold 4 crew members and 12 metric tons of cocaine —making it one of the largest such crafts found. Since… » 11/21/07 8:00pm 11/21/07 8:00pm

Car Subwoofer World Record Set at 180.5db

When you're trying to picture how loud this 180.5db subwoofer that set the world record for the loudest sound for a single sub is, you can't picture jet planes or chainsaws or firecrackers. No, you need to go a bit higher—into the realm of atomic bombs and nuclear disasters. So yes, this Digital Designs 9918Z 18-inch… » 9/10/07 5:20pm 9/10/07 5:20pm

TwinMOS BooM1 iPod Speaker Dock Offers Big Boom, Takes Up Little Space…

TwinMOS's BooM1 speaker dock is a solution for those who want a big sound that takes up little space. Powered by two 8-watt speakers and a 25-watt subwoofer that offer a little more power than comparable speaker docks. While the name and design are eyebrow raising, it is the $199.99 price tag that really has us… » 7/30/07 8:30pm 7/30/07 8:30pm

Sub-Zero Wolf Refrigerated Drawers Ideal for the Bedroom

"... Stretching sinuously, her back forming an arc that would make a viaduct engineer blush, Lisandra mewled like a kitten. 'Oh Hef,' she breathed, opening one feline eye, 'You were staggering.' The Hef smiled wolfishly and removed the pipe from where it shouldn't have been*. 'I know,' he said, leaning over to run… » 5/07/07 7:46am 5/07/07 7:46am

Cerwin Vega Rocks the Casbah With a Full 21 Inches of Subwoofer…

Good God, Cerwin Vega! You think that 21-inch subwoofer is going to be big enough? While the speaker is immense, the company's designed it into an enclosure that's the size of a plain old 15-inch sub. This self-powered pile driver has a 1200-watt amp inside, certainly enough bone-rattling power to draw the ire of that… » 3/30/07 11:15am 3/30/07 11:15am