The Supersonic Submarine Idea

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Move over ocean-life, here comes the Supersonic Submarine. A team of Chinese scientists recently said they have created a fluid sub design that can create an air bubble around the sub allowing it to travel at a much higher rate of speed with less friction. Apparently this is the 'drag car' of underwater propulsion - supercavitation - the Soviets developed it for torpedoes. They go fast in a straight line. But the Chinese scientist at Harbin have come up with a way to steer by altering the cavitation bubble with liquid on the exterior that creates friction. Just read it. Sounds like a dangerous thing to test out - and not just for the local fish. But so is drag racing.

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  3. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenfield, WI
    wow, that's crazy and very interesting!
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