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Old 06-02-2006, 09:19 AM
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Granted, the notion of traveling at top speeds in an underwater vessel shaped like a dolphin is aimed at a pretty vertical market, but that's probably because many people have yet to think of it as a possibility. This pipe dream is rapidly becoming a reality thanks to the intrepid researchers at NoLand Corporation and TARCO Research.


The company's engineers are dead set on using space-age composites and a lightweight aluminum engine. Early designs indicate that the Bionic Dolphin, recently featured in Discover magazine, will be approximately 10 feet long and weigh about 400 pounds. The small single-person cockpit will allow you to dive to depths of 20 feet and reach speeds of up to 45 mph on the surface.


It won't be cheap, however. The company has indicated that, when released, the Bionic Dolphin will cost more than $120,000. Get on the waiting list today.


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i want one.
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Granted, the notion of traveling at top speeds in an underwater vessel shaped like a dolphin is aimed at a pretty vertical market, but that's probably because many people have yet to think of it as a possibility. This pipe dream is rapidly becoming a reality thanks to the intrepid researchers at NoLand Corporation and TARCO Research.


The company's engineers are dead set on using space-age composites and a lightweight aluminum engine. Early designs indicate that the Bionic Dolphin, recently featured in Discover magazine, will be approximately 10 feet long and weigh about 400 pounds. The small single-person cockpit will allow you to dive to depths of 20 feet and reach speeds of up to 45 mph on the surface.


It won't be cheap, however. The company has indicated that, when released, the Bionic Dolphin will cost more than $120,000. Get on the waiting list today.


http://www.bionicdolphin.com

http://www.bionicdolphin.com/cms/gal...deo/teaser.php
That thing is bad, but what do you do when another Dolphin wants to have some relations with you? Or some 15 foot Hammerhead decides he is hungry.
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Looks a lot like the one that was on the TV show Sea Quest.
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...what do you do when another Dolphin wants to have some relations with you? ...
If you pay $120k for that thing a lot more than dolphins could have relations with you...
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