Saturday, August 12, 2006

Web Stuff from Larry "Harris" Taylor, PhD


First, and most importantly, last weekend, the University of Michigan Human Powered Sub team won the 2006 Human Powered Submarine Competition in Escondido, CA. Their first run was 3.99 knots with the final winning run at 4.587 knots This represents some very impressive work from a group of dedicated university students. Attached is a picture I took of 4 of the human sub team divers at their first in-water testing (at the University of Michigan Naval Architecture's Tow Tank Facility) this spring.

For more information:

The 2006 Competition:
U of MI Sub Team:

While on the topic, here are some more HPS sites:

Australian HPV Resources:
Bath U:
Blue Space:
History of World Submarine Invitational:
HPS 2004:
Human Sub-Tools:
Human-Powered Vehicles:
International Submarine Races:
Norwegian University:
Pictures & Results:
St Augustine Sub:
Submarine Races:
Texac A & M:
U Iowa:
U Maine:
U Michigan Naval:
U of MI-Wilson Center:
U Washington:
Virginia Tech:
WildCatfish-Progress Report:

This month's additions, re-appearances, and bunches of updated/re-directs this month to my list of about 8000 links at

( the dive only links section of this list is at: )

Scuba Guru:
Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes:
Ghost Ships:
Phantom Ships:

Submarine Volcanoes:
Marine Affairs (U RI):

Jack & Sue Drafahl:
World of Underwater Photography:

GAP recently made its gas-mixing appllication (part of its larger dive planning software) available as freeware at

Dive long and prosper,