YouTube is filled with videos of drone pilots desperately trying to get their quadcopters back to dry land before the battery dies and it plummets into a lake. One solution is to just not fly your expensive toy over water; the other is to design and build a drone that works just as well when submerged.
A few years ago a Chinese fisherman from Hainan Province caught something totally unique: a torpedo-like device that was about three feet long and metallic. He took pictures of the contraption and called the authorities, who swiftly came and took it away for examination. Now, the Chinese Government has confirmed it is…
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…
While ascending from the all-encompassing ocean murk, the last thing you expect to run into is a feathered friend. That's exactly what happened to the submersible Antipodes, when a crew of students and faculty from California State University, Monterey Bay rose from 300 feet to 150 feet, encountering a deep-diving…
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.
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.
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.
In this clip, a robotic submersible saves a swordfish that's been stuck in a mechanical rig. Upon being rescued, the swordfish turns right around and jams his head back in the rig. Wotta rapscallion! UPDATE: Now with footage of whales!
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.
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.
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…
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.