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Chinese reportedly working on super-fast submarine that would ‘fly’ in an ‘air bubble’

A ‘supercavitating’ submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. Photo: The Washington Post

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In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the “nuclear triad” of deterrence.

But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. Now, years later, the submarine may be making a comeback — at least theoretically. Researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in northeast China tell the South China Morning Post that they’re hard at work on a s...

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THE 5 MOST SECRET MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Published on Feb 25, 2014

UFO? Try top secret military aircraft. These are the most mysterious military airplanes, jets and space planes flying today, including the infamous Aurora black triangle, the Boeing X-37, the new Northrop Grumman unmanned RQ-180 stealth drone, the Blackstar space bomber, and stealth Black Hawk helicopters.

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These incredible black projects were developed under the watch of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the CIA, the US Army and NASA. With numerous sightings, they’ve been the subject of conspiracy theories and investigations for decades.

Tested in top secret locations like Area 51, evidence and footage is difficult to obtain but rumors of their existence continue to persist.

So buckle up for a look at the 5 most secret military aircraft, and don’t be surprised if y...

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Meet the planes that find their own way home in this video

Thanks to a cool combination of on-board computing and geospatial satellite location systems, planes can now “see” their way down onto an airport runway, and calculate smoothest and most efficient landing pattern.

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Using a technology called required navigation performance (RNP) flight navigation systems are now able to plot a route through a 3 dimensional space, avoiding geographical features like mountains, as well as residential or security no-fly-zones.

RNP was first used to navigate through the treacherous Gastineau Channel in Alaska, in 1996, and quickly spread to other mountainous areas where traditional radio signal landing systems were ineffective.

According to Doug Kelley, Program Director for Flight Efficiency Services at GE Aviation, RNP enables the aircraft to design fligh...

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UNMANNED SUBMARINE DRONES TO MOVE LIKE STINGRAYS

FUTURE SUBMARINES TO BE UNMANNED AND TO SWIM LIKE STINGRAYS

Richard Bottom, left, and Iman Borazjani hope their research on how stingrays swim will lead to the design of new underwater vehicles image www.spy-drones.com

Richard Bottom, left, and Iman Borazjani hope their research on how stingrays swim will lead to the design of new underwater vehicles. Photo: Douglas Levre

This post was originally published on Mashable.

The next step in nature-inspired engineering could come in the form of small, stingray-like unmanned submarines.

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Buffalo have studied how the sea creatures swim and believe their movements could be built into future underwater vehicles to make them more efficient.

The research may be especially applicable to small, driverless submarines that could perform water clean-up or rescue missions, Iman Borazjani, an engineering professor at the University of Buffalo, said.

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HOT WHEELS JUMP CRUSHED WORLD RECORD MOTORIZED JUMP

THIS VIDEO ON A WORLD RECORD CRUSHING MOTOR JUMP AWESOME

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REMOTE CONTROLLED ROBOTIC SEARCH & RESCUE VEHICLE FROM CANADA

CANADIAN ROBOTS TO CARRY OUT SEARCH & RESCUE MISSIONS

Canada-based robotics company Clearpath Robotics has unveiled the aptly-named Grizzly Robot Utility Vehicle: an unmanned four wheel drive robotic platform that promises to tackle the most demanding agricultural, mining, and defense tasks you can throw at it, whatever the terrain.

The yellow and black vehicle features four 26 inch (66 cm) all-terrain tires, and a front axle with 16 degrees articulation. This, coupled with an 8-inch (20 cm) clearance, allows the Grizzly to navigate obstacles of up to 6 inches (15 cm), while all four wheels still remain firmly on the ground.
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Grizzly is powered forward by an 80-horsepower (60 kW) electric motor, and its drivetrain offers a maximum drawbar pull of 6,300 N (1,400 pound-force)...

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US MILITARY TO PLAN ANOTHER SUPERSONIC UNMANNED FLIGHT

UNMANNED SUPERSONIC FLIGHT YET AGAIN AFTER INITIAL ATTEMPT

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The US military says it is planning another unmanned hypersonic flight in the wake of a failed attempt.

The flight, scheduled for next US spring or summer, would be the fourth test of the experimental X-51A Waverider designed to reach Mach 6, or 5793 km/h, after being dropped by a B-52 bomber.

The US Air Force has been studying hypersonic technologies with the hopes of deploying fast strikes around the globe.

Two months ago, a problem with a control fin during the third flight caused an X-51A to lose balance and crash off the Southern California coast.

Though the aircraft successfully detached from the B-52 and ignited its rocket booster to fly to Mach 4...

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