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- Tight squeeze. Henricks, Mark // Boys' Life;Jan1993, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p20
Describes life aboard one of the United States Navy's nuclear submarines. Size of the fleet; How big the sleeping areas are; Why life on a submarine is such a tight squeeze; Type of foods the crews eat; Training that submarine sailors must have.
- Signaling. // Popular Science;Apr87, Vol. 230 Issue 4, p44
Navy submarines must rise to the ocean's surface at preset times to receive radio communications, but such action can give away their strategic positions. Now subs can stay hidden longer, receiving low-frequency radio waves from transmitters. Eventually, subs may get all their signals from...
- Robot spy sub. Shaker, S.M. // Popular Science;Feb88, Vol. 232 Issue 2, p62
A Night Surveillance System (NSS) built by Perry Offshore Inc. resembles a miniature submarine with an oversize periscope, and is a 250-pound remotely operated vehicle that, except for a protruding mast, remains hidden beneath the waves. The NSS allows law-enforcement officials to secretly...
- Muscle subs. Britton, P. // Popular Science;Jun89, Vol. 234 Issue 6, p126
Reports how a collection of human-powered submarines featuring advanced propellers and drag-reduction technology will compete in the First Annual International Submarine Races this June in Florida. History and development of human-powered submarines.
- Deep cover. Heppenheimer, T.A. // Popular Science;Aug90, Vol. 237 Issue 2, p54
Describes design features of ultra-quiet, high-speed, deep-diving submarines. Controversial Seawolf (SSN-21) project; Advanced Soviet technology; Natural-circulation reactor cooling; Bed plates; Ducted propellers; Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) drive.
- Stealth, sea control, and air superiority. Patton Jr., James H. // Airpower Journal;Spring93, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p52
Focuses on the development of stealth or low-observable submarines. Advantages of such submarines during combat; Military's ability to gain air superiority and sea control with the use of stealth technology; Need to change the existing military doctrine due to the development of stealth technology.
- Derby of the deep. Surkiewicz, Joe // Boys' Life;Jul96, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p42
Focuses on the performance of Eagle Scout Jeff Arena and his teammates' entry to the 4th International Submarine Races held on December 1995 in Carderock, Maryland. Number of years it took to built the submarine named `No Problems'; Cape Fear Community College's entry as the recipient of the...
- The submarine capitals of the world. Kageleiry, J. // Yankee;Mar90, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p86
Discusses how the communities of Groton and New London, Conn. are known as submarine capitals of the world. Groton as capital of underwater submarines; New London, home of the submarine sandwich; Lists firsts.
- Deep flight. Pope, G.T.; Hejja, A. // Popular Mechanics;Apr90, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p70
Looks at `Deep Flight' a radically new submarine being developed by Graham Hawkes at Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. in San Leandro, Calif. Describes the one-man vehicle and its capabilities.
- Jet ships. Dane, A.; Berkey, J. // Popular Mechanics;Aug90, Vol. 167 Issue 8, p60
Discusses magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) drive research. Japanese Foundation for Shipbuilding Advancement (JAFSA) and Yamoto-1; Small, clustered magnets vs. Argonne super magnet; Future Uses. INSET: Tom Clancy's caterpillar (MHD drive system), by A.D..