Tuesday, June 07, 2005

An interesting invention

Well we still don't have our personal hover cars, but this invention by Alon Bodner may bring us one step closer to the sci-fi dream of underwater cities.

His new system actually takes the air right out of the surrounding water which can enable a diver to stay under for as long as he/she has battery power to keep it running. Early calculations show that a single 1 kilo lithium battery could enable a dive of up to 1 hour.

Due to the relatively low power needs of the system there is also a chance of it being used for non-nuclear powered submersibles, lengthening the time they can stay submerged before having to surface. That could be good news for our Canadian diesel subs, if they are ever actually deemed sea worthy that is.

Hat tip to Slashdot for the original link.

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