A Single Night of Sex on This Luxury Hotel Submarine Costs $390,000

Well here's a new option for the wealthy tourist who's seen it all. No, it's not a trip to space. It's not a floating hotel room or even a wild safari. It's a luxury submarine—an underwater palace built for a Bond villain that can be yours for the weekend. But it'll cost you. » 2/13/14 2:40pm 2/13/14 2:40pm

The Navy Just Launched a Drone from a Submarine—While Underwater

If you thought launching a drone from an aircraft carrier was impressive, you're going to be blown away by this: After six years of development, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has successfully launched a drone from a submerged submarine. » 12/05/13 3:20pm 12/05/13 3:20pm

The Super-Secret "Research" Sub That Helped Win the Cold War

Quests for scientific knowledge and military superiority often go hand-in-hand. And nowhere is that more exemplified than in the nuclear-powered NR-1 research vessel. When it wasn't busy exploring the wonders of the deep ocean, its crew engaged the Soviet Union in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of sub-sea… » 11/15/13 11:40am 11/15/13 11:40am

A Self-Driving Mini Cooper Submarine for Commuting on the L.A. River

You're late for a meeting in downtown Los Angeles and you're still all the way over in Burbank—13 miles and 45 stop-and-go minutes away by freeway. Instead, you walk a few blocks to the Los Angeles River, where you board a stylish pod-like watercraft. Soon, you're zipping down the river channel, faster than any vehicle … » 11/14/13 1:40pm 11/14/13 1:40pm

You Don't Have to Enlist to Tour a 50-Year-Old Sub on Street View

Google Street View is slowly becoming the window to a world that most of us may never get to see in real life. And if you've already explored every last nook and cranny of CERN's Large Hadron Collider via Street View, you can now head on over to the UK and poke around the retired HMS Ocelot; a 50 year old retired… » 11/04/13 9:20am 11/04/13 9:20am

Don't Worry About This Kayak Flipping: It Transforms Into a Submarine

The long sleek body of a kayak makes it highly efficient at slicing through the water, but for unexperienced paddlers it also makes it easier to flip than a canoe. And that can be a terrifying experience, unless you're on the water in Olivier Feuillette's Subo which transforms from a kayak to a fully sealed submarine… » 10/30/13 1:20pm 10/30/13 1:20pm

This 5-Man Mini-Sub Brings the Deep Ocean's Treasures Within Reach

In some ways, exploring the depths of the ocean is every bit as technically challenging as investigating the surface of Mars. In fact, we have a far more detailed understanding of the Red Planet than we do of what goes on under the sea. But this new, affordable manned submersible aims to open undersea exploration to… » 9/20/13 11:30am 9/20/13 11:30am

DARPA Is Building a Submarine Mothership to Launch Drones From the Sea

Drones are nuts. After all, they're robotic war machines that kill on command. But the mad scientists at DARPA are working on something that's even more nuts: a submarine that can carry an assortment of drones around the sea and launch them into the air. That's nuts. » 7/23/13 5:45pm 7/23/13 5:45pm

High School Student Builds Working Submarine: Possibly Wants to Defect

A high school sub usually means your teacher's sick and you get a free period to screw around. But for one student, its meaning is a little more literal. Eighteen-year-old Justin Beckerman could be considered the reincarnation of Thomas Edison. In his brief life, Justin's created a remote controlled cleaning machine, a … » 5/24/13 9:33am 5/24/13 9:33am

17 One-Man Submarines That Will Take Your Breath Away

The world got you down? Wish you could escape to somewhere calm, beautiful, and quiet? No problem! Just hop into one of these amazing one-man submersibles, take a deep breath, and propel yourself down into the deep blue sea. Serenity awaits. » 3/11/13 4:20pm 3/11/13 4:20pm

Russia's Newest Ballistic Missile Sub Something Something Red October

While Russia's submarine fleet remains a formidable force in the 21st Century, the country still relies on craft built before the Iron Curtain lifted. Today, a lot of the subs are getting long in the tooth. However, the new SSBN Yury Dolgoruky will provide Mother Russia with a fresh set of nuclear fangs. » 1/15/13 4:20pm 1/15/13 4:20pm

Searching for the Ocean's Secrets From the Last Undersea Base

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Two days ago, in the ocean a few miles off Key Largo Florida, I watched a woman dive 20 feet down to a sandy bottom. Conch skittered across sea floor while fish pecked at a nearby reef. A Barracuda snuck up behind me and glittered as it passed by. Then, an odd thing happened. The woman on the sea floor stopped… » 7/13/12 2:00pm 7/13/12 2:00pm