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…

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