China's Deepest Diving Sub Is Getting a New Set of Eyes

Studying the creatures of the deep sea—be they Giant Squid or Jaguar Sharks—is no easy feat. It's cold, dark, and nearly inaccessible to humans. But that hasn't stopped us from exploring the furthest depths of the ocean, and with these new 3D cameras China's deep-diving Jiaolong submersible will be able to spot… » 3/03/14 7:20pm 3/03/14 7:20pm

James Cameron Captured His Marianas Dive With Custom-Built HD…

Deepsea Challenger wasn't the only piece of custom hardware he took to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Those stunning images he took were captured with dual HD cameras, no bigger than your thumb, in their own titanium Mini-Me sphere. » 4/16/12 11:00pm 4/16/12 11:00pm

This Chinese Deep Sea Sub Will Plunder the Ocean Floor for Mineral…

While it may not be able to reach the same seven-mile mark as James Cameron's deep-sea vessel, the Jiaolong manned submersible could provide so much more. » 3/30/12 11:40am 3/30/12 11:40am

This 100-ft Long Sub Was Built To Carry 8 Tons of Colombian Cocaine

When you need to transport eight tons of cocaine across international waters, you can't exactly just pay an extra baggage fee. So Colombian drug lords did the sensible—and trendy—thing: they spent 4,000 million pesos (approx $2.2 million) to build their own drug-trafficktacular submersible. » 2/14/11 9:20pm 2/14/11 9:20pm

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

Robotic Sea-Glider Achieves First Unmanned Underwater Transatlantic…

Charles Lindbergh may have shown human fortitude by flying across the Atlantic in his "Spirit of St. Louis," but now he has robotic company when it comes to transatlantic records. » 12/04/09 7:20pm 12/04/09 7:20pm

Underwater Canadian Robots the Latest Weapon in the Battle for Arctic…

Apparently our polite neighbors to the north, the Canadians, are going to use two underwater robots to bolster their claims over the Arctic in 2010. These twin $4 million Autonomous Underwater Vehicles ( not » 11/09/08 11:00am 11/09/08 11:00am T-1000's, ), are being constructed by the very un-Cyberdyne sounding to scout out and claim potential drilling…

A Look at Steve Fossett's Super Secret Flying, Diving, Space Bound…

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… » 10/05/08 11:00am 10/05/08 11:00am

Hunt for Titanic Was Cover for Secret Sunken Nuke Sub Dives

According to newly declassified info and the lead scientist himself, Dr. Bob Ballard, the successful search for the Titanic wreck was actually part of a secret hunt for two sunken cold war American nuclear submarines. The USS Thresher and USS Scorpion had both foundered in the 1960s, and the Navy needed to know what… » 5/26/08 1:00pm 5/26/08 1:00pm

Personal Luxury Submersible Yachts

Submarines are a new toys of the rich and famous, and here is a manufacturer of submersible yachts more targeted to individual tastes and smaller vessels than the 210-foot Phoenix 1000 we showed you a while ago. » 6/14/06 1:48pm 6/14/06 1:48pm