Tag: submarines

And while we’re on the subject of my new novel…

…my underwater hunter/tracker robots destroy their targets with a sonic weapon. Now, thanks to the U.S. Navy, I know how it works.

The Segway of the seas…

My eye continues to be caught by unique above-and-below-water vehicles thanks to the watery setting of my new novel Marseguro (currently undergoing revision). This one looks like fun: As Sci-Fi Tech explains it: The SeaBob essentially works as a self-propelling riding vehicle and is roughly akin to a jetski. You grab hold of two “controlgrips” …

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Robotic sub to explore sinkhole

NASA is sending an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle–a.k.a. a robotic sub–to explore the world’s deepest sinkhole: Like La Pilita, Zacatón is in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and was formed by the collapse of a limestone chamber dissolved by warm, acidic groundwater that originated in a nearby volcanic region. The current theory is that the cenote …

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Something else I should have had on my fictional ocean planet:

A 127-mph submarine!

Something like this, I did use in my new novel

A staple of underwater adventure movies since at least the original Thunderball is now available for anyone who wants one…and can even be used in a pool. The Seadoo Sea Scooter Dolphin has handles and a propeller: you just hold on, and it pulls you through the water. It’s designed for use by anyone, in …

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Now you can buy your own submarine

It’s amazing how stories like this leap out at me since I wrote a novel set on an ocean world: The world’s first personal submarines have been launched with a price tag of £65,000. Dutch designers claim the subs will make owners feel like they are “flying through the water”. The one-seater version is 9ft …

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Submarines

  Submarines have been much in the news lately. Not only has world attention has been riveted on the tragic sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk, but Canada is in the process of getting new submarines and, in the U.S., the Civil War submarine that was the first to sink another ship has just been …

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Happy 40th anniversary, USS Nautilus!

  There’s not much in the way of interesting scientific anniversaries on my list for this month, which suits me fine, because it means I can focus on the one that interests me most:  the 40th anniversary of the launch of the world’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, on January 21, 1954. I don’t …

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