Which Real-Life Victorian Sub Inspired Jules Verne's Nautilus?

When Jules Verne wrote about the fantastic submersible ship Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, there had already been several very successful submarines built and tested. And Verne, who always did his homework, was certainly aware of these. Which was his inspiration? » 3/27/14 7:20am 3/27/14 7:20am

1950s San Francisco, as seen through a submarine periscope

In 1951, the U.S.S. Catfish, a WWII-era diesel submarine, cruised into San Francisco Bay. The crew snapped a handful of pictures through the periscope, showing what the city and Alcatraz looked like from the submariners' perspective. » 5/25/13 5:00pm 5/25/13 5:00pm

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Journey beneath the seas in an ostrich…

We're headed underwater in this week's concept art writing prompt, journeying into the deep in a beautiful biology-inspired submarine. As always, we invite you to write a piece of flash fiction inspired by this painting and to please post it in the comments. » 3/10/12 12:00pm 3/10/12 12:00pm

Hamster-power submarine is the future of underwater rodent travel

Are hamsters the next step in resolving our energy crisis? A group of rodent transit enthusiasts decided to test their new invention, the Hamster-Powered Submarine (HPS), and film the vehicle's maiden voyage. » 1/07/12 10:30am 1/07/12 10:30am

Diving Into the Russian Nuclear Sub Wreck

The Kursk was a Russian nuclear cruise missile submarine that was lost under mysterious circumstances involving some explosions in 2000. Here it is a year later, dredged up from the waters by a Dutch crew. Want to see the insides? » 1/24/08 7:00am 1/24/08 7:00am

Must See: Starblazers

Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Starblazers
Date: 1979-1985

Vitals: An old Japanese battleship gets retrofitted into a starship after aliens bombard the… » 9/30/07 11:07pm 9/30/07 11:07pm