Man has always been looking at finding ways and means to do dangerous stuff safely. A lot of activities which we do as routine or for fun and thrill can get dangerous. Let us take simple things like riding a bike or driving a car to office and back. Though everyday commute is usually boring, … Continue reading Autonomous Underwater Vehicle – AUV
In my last post, I had discussed about the Human Occupied Vehicles used for deep sea exploration. These are manned submersibles which are designed to dive to extreme depths exceeding thousands of meters (tens of thousands of feet). Before I start, lets differentiate between a submarine and a submersible. A submarine is usually a military … Continue reading How HOVs Work?
Humans are the most curious animals on earth. Their quest for knowledge and to explore the world around them and beyond has led them on innumerable explorations. Man reached the moon (literally) on 20 July 1969. Thereafter man has sent several probes into deep space reaching and crossing the expanse of the solar system. However, … Continue reading Diving Deep – Human Occupied Vehicles
My last post was dedicated to the brave Indian sailor Cdr Abhilash Tomy of Indian Navy. His boat "Thuriya" had rolled over and dis-masted in stormy seas in the South Indian Ocean. The officer was injured and confined to his bunk in his boat till he was rescued by the French fisheries research vessel "Osiris" … Continue reading Got Abhilash – Shivalik Class
Professor Calculus, the hard of hearing genius created by Herge built several innovative products and gadgets in various books of Tintin. His biggest achievement was the nuclear powered rocket in "Destination Moon" and "Explorers on the Moon" which took Tintin, Captain Haddock and other characters to the Moon and back. A very ingenious invention of … Continue reading Tintin’s Shark Submarine