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New Triton Manned Submersible Sets Sights on the Deepest Point in the Ocean, 36,000 Feet Down
Sir Richard Branson Launches Virgin Oceanic, Will Explore the Deepest Depths of Every Ocean
When Sir Richard Branson unveiled the Virgin Oceanic submarine, he noted that “More men have been to the moon than...
Video: For More Maneuverable Undersea Bots, Researchers Mimic the Knifefish’s Cutting-Edge Fin Design
Taking cues from the awesomely named black ghost knifefish, researchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can...
Video: Underwater Bots Controlled by Underwater Tablets Show Off their Swimming Skills
Remember the flipperbots? We first saw them this summer, when York University engineers showed off their new underwater robot controller....
Submarine Genius Graham Hawkes Creates a Lightweight Leisure Sub
Graham Hawkes is known for crafting near-perfect undersea vehicles—sleek, winged subs that ferry eco-explorers to the greatest depths of the...
Mine-Sweeping Mammals Find New Work Searching for the Gone-Rogue Bots Designed to Replace Them
Call it job creation: this week a handful of sea lions and dolphins trained to locate undersea mines earned their...
BP Turns to Robotic Subs for Help Sealing Oil Well After Rig Explosion
The Macondo oil well is leaking almost 1,000 barrels per day into the Gulf of Mexico, and represents an environmental disaster in the making
Richard Branson Unveils Bond-Style Deep-Sea Submarine
Not content with space alone, the founder of Virgin Galactic wants to explore the oceans too
Robotic Sea-Glider Achieves First Unmanned Underwater Transatlantic Crossing
Cold robotic purpose can apparently break records as well as human fortitude
Another League Under the Sea: Tomorrow’s Research Subs Open Earth’s Final Frontier
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes