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Dive! Dive! Dive!…

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Ted Ciamillo plans to pedal across the Atlantic in a one-man submarine.

Ted and his sub

A machinist and inventor, Ciamillo has some aquatic experience; he invented the “Hydrospeeder,” a 007-style underwater propulsion device, and more recently, the Lunocet.  But this adventure, which he is calling “The Subhuman Project,” is his deepest dive yet.

Read the New Scientist story here, and visit the Subhuman Project website here.

As we practice holding our breath, we might recall that it was on this date in 1824 that J.W. Goodrich introduced rubber galosches to the U.S.  (The transition from a traditional wooden sole to one of vulcanized rubber is attributed to Charles Goodyear and Leverett Candee. Vulcanization of rubber tempered its properties so that it was easily molded, durable, and tough. A rubberized elastic webbing made Goodyear’s galoshes [circa 1890] easy to pull on and off.)

Written by LW

February 4, 2009 at 1:01 am

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