Sunday, May 17, 2015

Graham Hawkes: Fly the seas on a submarine with wings

Today on Far Future Horizons we meet inventor, marine engineer and CEO of Deep Flight - Graham Hawkes.

World renowned engineer, Graham Hawkes, created the DeepFlight series of positively buoyant, winged submersibles. The first DeepFlight submersible was unveiled by Hawkes Ocean Technologies (HOT) in the late 1990s. HOT is now on its fifth generation winged submersible, and sold its most recent vehicles to venture capitalist Tom Perkins and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.

Graham Hawkes is a London-born marine engineer and submarine designer. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Hawkes designed 70% of the manned submersibles produced in those two decades. As late as 2007, he held the world solo dive record of 3,000 feet (910 m) in the submarine Deep Rover.

In this Ted talk Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. "Earth"). It's a deep blue world we landlubbers rarely see in 3D.

Graham Hawkes: Fly the seas on a submarine with wings

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