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Airbnb Shark Room: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bed & Breakfast…

Airbnb Shark Room: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bed & Breakfast…
Not too long ago I talked up Jaws to my daughter and told her how scary it was. We watched it and she called me a wuss because the movie wasn’t scary at all. I got…

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles
Thanks (or no thanks) to Microsoft, someday we could have clouds under the sea. The software giant recently shared details on what it calls Project Natick, an experiment about constructing and operating an underwater datacenter. The…
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Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator

Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator
We’ve seen quadcopters and robots that can fly and walk (or roll), and one that can swim and walk. The Naviator drone on the other hand is equally adept at flying and swimming underwater. Prof. Javier…

Sony Xperia Z3 Unboxed Underwater… and It Works Just Fine

Sony Xperia Z3 Unboxed Underwater… and It Works Just Fine
It’s one thing to say that a smartphone can survive water splashes; it’s another altogether to say that the phone can actually work underwater. That is exactly what Sony promised with the Xperia Z3 smartphone that…

Africa’s Underwater Hotel The Manta Resort: Is That Captain Nemo out My Window?

Africa’s Underwater Hotel The Manta Resort: Is That Captain Nemo out My Window?
I guess that if you’re not afraid of water, then underwater hotels can make for some fabulous sights. This new one will provide you with an amazing stay, thanks to being submerged more than 13 feet…

AquaLung Dreamlab Oceanwings: For Flying Underwater

AquaLung Dreamlab Oceanwings: For Flying Underwater
I’ve seen wingsuits used in basejumping and skydiving, but I guess it makes sense to use something akin to those suits underwater, since some animals like ray fish use their “wings” to fly underwater.…

Grace the Robofish Goes for a Swim

Grace the Robofish Goes for a Swim
OK, so maybe ‘underwater gliding’ is the technical term, but to me, it looks like this robot fish is swimming. As Grace (short for Gliding Robot ACE), the robot fish glides through the water, it strives…

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots
The U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program began in the ’60s. The idea was that dolphins and sea lions would help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, even identify mines for deactivation. Now they have changed their…

Underwater Bar Lets You Get Tipsy With Mermaids

Underwater Bar Lets You Get Tipsy With Mermaids
Okay, so mermaids don’t really exist, but they will soon enough, if you’ve had one drink too many down at the Subsix bar. It’s a posh and exclusive bar that’s quite unusual, since it’s one of…

Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views

Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views
Google has been significantly expanding its Maps offerings for a long time. When the service first started one of the only things you could do was get directions to places you wanted to go. Over time,…

Artist Explores the Sea Without Leaving Her Wheelchair

Artist Explores the Sea Without Leaving Her Wheelchair
Physically-challenged people don’t need to miss out on all of life’s activities. With a little out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity, anything is possible. Take Sue Austin for instance. She’s an artist in the UK and she is…

LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here

LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here
I was very impressed by the LEGO Omniboat, but apparently you can take LEGO vehicles even deeper. An engineering student made this remote controlled underwater robot for a school project. I expect bricks to sink, but…

iGills iPhone Case Dives Deep Underwater

iGills iPhone Case Dives Deep Underwater
I admit that I take my iPhone pretty much everywhere with me, but I draw the line at taking it into water. The iGills case seeks to change this by making your iPhone fully waterproof.…

iPhone Scuba Suit Offers Waterproof Protection

iPhone Scuba Suit Offers Waterproof Protection
Have you ever deplored the fact that you can’t take your iPhone underwater to snap those Instagram shots while you’re at the beach? Look no further because this case will keep your iPhone completely dry.…

First Pictures from Baltic “Millennium Falcon” Expedition Surface

First Pictures from Baltic “Millennium Falcon” Expedition Surface
Back in February, I talked a bit about the discovery made on the bottom of Baltic Sea that looked like the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. The find was made by a deep-sea salvaging operation presumably…

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives
The octopus is capable of some incredible movements because they have large brains, fine motor control, and almost no bones to hinder them. So it makes sense that researchers would want a robo-octopus to study. That’s…
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