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Soft-bodied swimming robot uses only light for power and steering

September 10, 2019

In a paper in Science Robotics, materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering describe a new…
Can a submarine avoid a storm by sailing under it? How deep does it have to go to not be bothered by waves?

June 26, 2019

Commercial ships avoid sailing through storms. That’s just an unnecessary risk. Waves can wash something valuable from the…
Do sunken nuclear submarines pose a risk of radioactive pollution?

February 5, 2019

Nuclear energy actually has a pretty good safety record. However, people don‘t recognize times when power plants are…
Submarines spend months submerged – where do they get oxygen and drinking water from?

February 4, 2019

Nuclear submarines can spend months without emerging to the surface. This poses a lot of problems to the…
Can military submarines just lie down on the seafloor to avoid the enemies?

February 3, 2019

Movies teach us a lot of incorrect information about submarines. For example, have you ever noticed that in…
Do submarines actually release trash into world’s oceans? Maybe they don’t even have trash?

February 2, 2019

Big nuclear submarines sometimes spend months submerged. This, of course, is taxing on human psychology, but it also…
Could submarines have windows? Don’t start telling us about the pressure-related problems

February 2, 2019

Whatever your workspace is, it probably could benefit from some natural light. Unless you live and work in…
Why the largest submarine in the world has a pool? Well, where else would you go after sauna? (Video)

January 31, 2019

Russian Akula submarines are the largest submarines ever built. In the West they are known as Typhoon-class submarines…
What are those saw-like devices on old submarines? And why they had these long cables on top?

September 16, 2018

If you took a look into WW2 submarines, you would notice that some of them have this strange…
IMarEST Powers Next Generation of Engineers with Submarine Challenge

April 11, 2018

The IMarEST supports UK Year of Engineering 2018 with its human-powered submarine races as part of its ongoing…
Designing a Smart Sensor Network for Tracking Submarines

April 5, 2018

A team of UConn engineers is developing an energy-efficient “smart sensor network” to track targets of interest, such…
SoFi, the underwater robotic fish

March 26, 2018

With the Greenland shark finally caught on video for the very first time, scientists and engineers are discussing…
Team makes light-driven nanosubmarine

November 18, 2015

Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are…
Robotic submarine team dives into competition

July 22, 2015

A group of engineering students hopes to make a splash with a robotic submarine they designed and built,…
NOAA to explore depths of Caribbean Sea

April 9, 2015

Beginning April 10, scientists aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin a series of 20 dives to investigate previously…
Wanted: Technologies to Enable Automated Lookouts for Unmanned Surface Vessels

March 30, 2015

DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program seeks to develop a new type of unmanned…
New 3D-Simulator Generates Training, Expertise on Subs

March 19, 2015

The U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines are among the most technically advanced vessels ever built. But even these cutting-edge,…
Mapping marine landscapes in the deep ocean

February 18, 2015

Researchers from University of Southampton have developed a new, automated method for classifying hundreds of miles of the…
Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

December 17, 2014

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over…
Unmanned underwater vehicle provides first 3-D images of underside of Antarctic sea ice

November 26, 2014

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce…
Robotic Ocean Gliders Aid Study of Melting Polar Ice

November 11, 2014

The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising…
Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 21, 2014

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as…
Deep-diving sub Alvin cleared to return to service

January 27, 2014

After a three-year overhaul and major upgrade, the United States’ deepest-diving research submersible, Alvin, has been cleared to return…
A robot turtle will help underwater archaeologists to inspect shipwrecks

December 2, 2013

The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a…
Research vessel Sikuliaq to winter in Great Lakes, test ‘hybrid’ underwater vehicle

November 15, 2013

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) research vessel (R/V) Sikuliaq will spend its first winter on the Great Lakes before…
Stingray movement could inspire the next generation of submarines

November 14, 2013

Stingrays’ unique swimming motion is the basis of research by UB mechanical engineers.…
Cyclops: innovative deep-sea manned submarine

October 15, 2013

For the past 70 years, the University of Washington’s (UW) Applied Physics Laboratory has conducted ocean research and engineering. Now…
Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms Would Assist Manned Vessels

August 28, 2013

Today’s naval forces rely primarily on highly capable multifunctional manned platforms, such as ships and submarines. Even the…
CUAUV wins RoboSub competition

August 6, 2013

With their submarine, Ragnarök, the Cornell Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) project team won first place for the second…
Tiny submersible could search for life in Europa’s ocean

June 12, 2013

One of the first visitors to Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa could be a tiny submarine barely larger…
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