A New Perspective in Marine Travel
Underwater travel has been overshadowed by the speed and efficiency of land and air technology throughout time, but scientists may now be able to advance marine transportation capabilities.
The nature of physics ultimately inhibits objects from traveling underwater at high speeds due to the dynamics of skin-friction drag, but supercavitation techniques may help prevent this natural inefficiency by surrounding a mechanism in a bubble.
However, this progressive method faces many challenges such as the pressures of bubble pulsations, which disrupt the stability of the operation.
Despite these barriers, extensive research is being conducted with water tunnels to develop a secure and reliable process.
This focus on marine systems could provide a new means of effective transportation, and further developments in this technological field could also enhance experimental military activity among nations.
Written by Koray Williams & Edited by Rachel Weissman & Alexander Fleiss