Submarine tanks: they just make sense. No, no they don't. But they do make claustrophobics shit their pants just thinking about them!
It wasn't necessary to invent an entirely fake challenge for the basis of this concept, but Phil Pauley Interactive went and did it anyway. It's the Transatlantic Seafloor Research Challenge, and (if it existed) it would promote oceanic research by tasking submarines equipped with wheels or tank treads to drive all the way across the Atlantic ocean, because why not?
Ah yes, what better way to undertake oceanic research THAN DRIVING OVER EVERYTHING WITH A TANK? "Look -- a new species of *SQUISH!* nevermind." OMG, the mermaids are gonna be piiiiiiiiiiiissed. Even more so than the time I went snorkeling with a 'show me your tits' sign (I accidentally harpooned one in the fin).
On another, much more serious sea-related note: my heart and thoughts go out to all those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Hit the jump for another shot of this model and another one with wheels. Underwater monster truck FTW!
Submarine with tank treads would be utterly unstoppable [dvice]
This is Utopia, a floating mini-city yacht concept (but not the first) from Yacht Island Design, the same firm that brought us the make-believe Tropical Island Paradise yacht. Except this one...LOOKS LIKE IT WAS STOLEN STRAIGHT OUT OF A JAMES BOND MOVIE!:
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The Super Falcon isn't a bird at all. OR IS IT?!? No, it's not. It's a submarine with wings. The brainchild of British inventor Graham Hawkes, the sub is capable of diving to depths of 1,500 feet, achieving breakneck speeds of up to six knots (~7MPH or some really kinky bon... / Continue →
This is the conceptual Dildomaker from designer Francesco Morackini. It's like a giant pencil sharpener except it shapes things into peens. Definitely not the kind of thing you're gonna want to carry around in a purse. Truthfully, I'm not sure if a device like that would eve... / Continue →