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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: biofuel, supersonic submarine and a 3D-printed home

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Mobile technology continues to expand and evolve, but until we develop a way to charge our devices on the…

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Japan’s developing an eco-friendly patrol submarine

These days, data centers, portable USB battery chargers and all sorts of transportation are going green thanks to fuel cell technology. Now you can add submersibles to that list: Japan is developing a 33-foot-long submarine that runs off…

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Google Street View can now take you on a tour inside a naval submarine

Ever wonder what it’s like to wander the narrow corridors of a 50-year-old Oberon-class British submarine? Well, you can now embark on a digital tour of the HMS Ocelot via Street View, which has become the first submersible to be fully documented by Google. Even without its backpack-worn trekker …

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Spymaster’s Orcasub is a $2 million submarine for two

Spymaster's Orcasub is a $  2 million submarine for two

Sure, you could possibly use an ROV to seem like a regular Jacques Cousteau (or James Cameron, for that matter), however absolutely nothing beats the genuine deal: an individual submarine. UK department shop Harrods used its Technology Exhibit 2.0 event to highlight a mockup of Spymaster’s Orcasub: a made-to-order $ 2 million submarine that can drop up to 2,000 feet into the briny depths. A total amount of 2 passengers can climb aboard the 4-ton, 22 foot-long submersible thanks to a pair of 360-degree domes that offer 80 hours of life support for each occupant. The battery-powered sub is piloted using 2 foot pedals and a joystick, and deals with rather like an airplane since it was developed with the concepts of air travel in mind.

Orcasub comes equipped with sonar for accident avoidance, a digital long-range interactions system and a 60,000 lumen LED lighting rig. Exactly what you see above is simply a miniature, but Spymaster is taking orders for the real, full-size McCoy. In reality, people who ‘d like to dive deeper could put in a request for more expensive designs, with the most expensive version nabbing explorers an optimum depth of 6,000 feet for a cool $ 9.32 million. If you ask us, this sounds like an ideal escape vehicle for any luxury private yacht worth its salt. Struck the source link for Pocket-lint’s image gallery of the craft.

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The Hunt For Red September: A Robotic Submarine Simulator Game

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This is brilliant.

A group at Red Bull Production (which has the worst possible site ever) has actually developed a submarine simulation game called “ The Hunt For Red September, ” under the motif of “ A Game Of Games. ” The group, 1.21 Jigawatts, merely so takes place to be the champion of last year ’ s Red Bull Creation for “ Energy In Motion. ”

The game employs 3 Arduino micro-controllers that mimic the attack of a submarine, which is built to the scale and likeness of a real submarine. There are different levers and valves that the individual must trigger to repair different risks to the submarine, such as a high pressure hull rupture, radiation levels, reactor temp, or a depth cost.

Adorable as can easily be, depth fees are sent using remote Twitter users, as are torpedoes when enough tweeters get # firetorpedo trending throughout gameplay. The submarine design was drawn up in Sketchup, and eliminated making use of a Shopbot CNC appliance. 1.21 Jigawatts utilized an old medical facility bed actuator to make the sub rock from side to side, and there ’ s a vibration motor that simulates the torpedo attack.

The framework of the submarine was drawn in Sketchup, and cut out on a Shopbot CNC appliance. We then salvaged nearly every thing you see on the submarine, from the LCD display, to the pipes, and the metal grating on the flooring. The entire submarine rocks back and forth with an old healthcare facility bed actuator.

An LCD screen sits inside, on which you can easily follow the path of an inbound torpedo. There ’ s also a tone command (powered by an Adafruit Wave Shield) advising you which buttons, valves, levers to press. If you fail, valves start to break as the sub rocks from side to side, at which point you should close them manually.

The greatest part? If you can easily ’ t replacement the submarine and evade the opponent in time (2 minutes), you will be sprayed and splashed with fairly a bit of water. Only agile, quick, and sharp helmsmen arise dry.

You can examine out all of the additional hopefuls on Red Bull ’ s awful internet site and vote by clicking here.

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Instant Evil Villain Status: Secret Submarine Base For Sale


So Norway has announced that it’s selling off Olavsvern Naval Base, a state of the art submarine base on the northern coast of the country for $ 17.5-million. That means if we each save up $ 1,750, then it’ll only take 10,000 of us to buy the thing. I’m not sure how many it sleeps, but who cares, I’m gonna gas you all as soon as we get there and then it’ll all be mine anyway. MWAHAHAHAHA! Are there sharks in Norway?

The property has approximately 13,500 square meters of buildings above ground, about 2500 square meters quay and a real mountain resort of about 25,000 square consisting of among other things:

– Dry dock for submarine / boat
– Workshops
– Office
– Fuel Systems
– Warehouse / repos
– Tunnel System
– Emergency power system

“Among other things?” What the hell kind of other thing are included? I want a FULL LIST. Because if they’re “rat infestations” or “ghosts” the deal is OFF. Just kidding, I’ll still take it but not for a cent over $ 61.29. “Your current account balance?” F***ing overdraft fees, man.

Hit the jump for several more shots of the property, including the interior.

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Dive Dive Dive!: A Lil’ Hamster Powered Submarine


This is a lil hamster wheel powered submarine. It was made out of a 3-liter soda bottle and — wait. 3-LITER SODA BOTTLES?! Did anybody else not know about this? And, more importantly, do they come in red cream soda. Mmmm, love that shit. It’s way better than regular cream soda because it’s red. It’s the red that makes it so good. Like if Hawaiian Punch was clear that shit would suuuuuuck. Remember clear Pepsi? Of course you do, it SUCKED HARD. No hamsters were harmed in the making of this video. They did sink a battleship full of gerbils though.

Hit the jump for a short, crap-quality video and a link to the build page with more info.

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Triton 36,000 submarine to plumb ocean’s deepest depths, comes in yellow (video)

Richard Branson’s not the only one eager to explore that other 70 percent of the world. Triton Submarines has designed a three-passenger sub able to dive 36,000 feet, reaching the deepest part of the world’s oceans. And while Sir Richard envisions a spaceship-like craft, Triton’s design evokes old school bathyspheres: it’s a glass globe. Of course, water pressure poses a serious engineering challenge when you descend seven miles below the surface — the last manned sub to reach that depth had only a single, small window made of plexiglass. The current design uses borosilicate glass (like those transparent displays we, um, saw through a while back) that actually grows stronger as depth pressure increases; it took eight months of careful heating and cooling to produce. Assuming the glass holds, it will take about 75 minutes to reach the bottom of the ocean. Anyone considering a test run should check out the PR video after the break, showing Triton’s other submarines in action.

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Richard Branson Announces Virgin Oceanic Submarine

Richard Branson Announces Virgin Oceanic Submarine
Branson will be exploring the deepest parts of the world’s oceans in the Virgin Oceanic submarine
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Branson Plans To Explore Deep Sea In ‘Flying’ Sub
Virgin Group founder and British billionaire Richard Branson unveiled his plans this week to pilot a mini-submarine to the deepest depths of our oceans. The Virgin Oceanic project’s first dive is set for later this year to explore the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, which is about 36,000 feet in depth. This will be followed by four other dives, which will include the Atlantic Ocean’s Puerto Rico …
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‘Flying’ submarine: Richard Branson shifts sights from outer space to deep sea
‘Flying’ submarine? British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday unveiled the one-man Virgin Oceanic Sub, which is capable of diving seven miles underwater to the deepest points in the ocean.
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Robotic yellow submarine finds massive river under the sea, tons of other trippy stuff

Researchers at the University of Leeds have employed a robotic yellow submarine to fund and begin documenting a massive river under the sea, known as a submarine channel — the first ever directly observed. The river is so large that if it were on land, it would be the sixth largest river in the world. The torpedo-shaped autosub itself is a 23-foot long, unmanned craft which can be programmed to stay just safely above the channels where they’d encounter damage. It’s equipped with an underwater speed camera which enable the team to observe in detail the flows within the channel. While little is known about what kind of lifeforms may lurk in these waters, the team’s research puts science a little closer to understanding these unique rivers, and its full report will be published later this year in Geology.

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