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At 3,000 miles, Road Trip 2010 hits New Hampshire

Road Trip 2010: On the east coast, the mileage comes slower, what with the density of the region, and longer stays in places like New York and Boston. Still, Road Trip 2010 has now gone far enough to cross the country.

By Jul. 25, 2010

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Arrow: A four-wheeled 'fighter jet' for the road (Q&A)

One of Charles Bombardier's many wild concept vehicle designs, the Arrow, could be powered by lithium-air batteries with a range of over 370 miles.

By Dec. 31, 2013

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At Woods Hole, conquering the deep ocean

Road Trip 2010: In a quest to uncover secrets of the deep, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have developed cutting-edge software and a series of high-tech underwater vehicles.

By Jul. 17, 2010

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Elon Musk is the anonymous buyer of the James Bond Lotus submarine

After it was found languishing in storage, the famous amphibian Bond car was auctioned off for nearly $1 million. Better yet, it turns out SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the secret buyer.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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Audio slideshow: Unveiling the winged submersible

Graham Hawkes unveils his newest and most advanced production-model undersea vehicle.

By May. 14, 2009

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Robot fish swims by doing the wave

Scientists at the U.K's University of Bath have created Gymnobot, a robot fish with a novel form of propulsion--a single fin rippling along its belly.

By Sep. 24, 2009

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A personal deep-sea submersible takes flight

Hawkes Ocean Technologies shows off its $1.5 million submersible, which is capable of launching anywhere in the world and descending to 1,000 feet below sea level.

By May. 13, 2009

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Steve Fossett's unfinished legacy: Deepest ocean exploration

The adventurer was planning to be the first to go solo to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Now, the company that built the craft he would have used it hoping to commercialize the technology.

By Oct. 3, 2008

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Will Cameron's deep-sea voyage yield breakthrough drugs?

Moviemaker's expedition to the Mariana Trench could usher in a new type of undersea lab that can extract chemical compounds from microorganisms living in the deepest parts of the ocean.

By Apr. 12, 2012

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James Cameron hits the world's floor -- and returns

The director pilots a submersible to the ocean's deepest point in the Mariana Trench, becoming the first person to make the nearly 7-mile dive alone. Naturally, a 3D film is in the works.

By Mar. 26, 2012