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Author Topic: DARPA flying submarine is fixed wing. Is Submacopter next?  (Read 4021 times)

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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727671.000-from-sea-to-sky-submarines-that-fly.html

Apparently DARPA made some changes to Raven's idea after they stole it.
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This thing has more roadblocks than the PA turnpike on the 4th of July...

I'd say it'll never get off the ground, but that would be trite. 
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So you think the designers are all wet?
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Apparently DARPA made some changes to Raven's idea after they stole it.
Of course, 1933 might pre-date Raven just a tad.

I do wonder if it's worth the money to try to become Robur. I mean, that can hardly be said to have ended well.
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Maybe Raven is really a hundred years old and just keeps re-submitting the same idea. The strip never mentioned her age, after all.

An eternal youth serum would explain why everyone in Northampton looks young.
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Raven is Freia, the goddess of love, whose golden apples give the gods their eternal youth.
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That's some kind of euphemism, right?  :laugh:
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Looks like Raven might have been right after all! 
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