Underwater Obstacles Won't Stop This Aluminum-Armored Jet Ski

If you're looking for a real sense of speed on the water, a personal watercraft—or jet ski as they're more commonly known—is definitely the way to go. However, their lightweight fiberglass hulls that let them zip across the water aren't exactly designed to survive run-ins with rocks or other underwater debris. But the » 9/18/14 9:44am Thursday 9:44am

Pictures of the World's Biggest Cargo Ship Make You Feel Tiny

The Maersk Triple-E is the largest cargo ship in the world. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper got the chance to visit Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the South Korean port where nine of these behemoths are currently being build. These are his amazing photos, originally published on Wired. » 9/16/14 4:45pm Tuesday 4:45pm

A Sit-Down Stand-Up Paddleboard For Taking It Easy On the Water

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean. » 9/04/14 11:14am 9/04/14 11:14am

Everybody survived this crazy crash that flipped a speedboat in the air

Thankfully, the two drivers of this speedboat are still alive after the crash. And the crash was crazy. The speedboat launched itself into the air like a rocket, flipped end over end and then spun again one more time for good measure before it slammed into the water bow first. Just nuts. » 8/25/14 7:46pm 8/25/14 7:46pm

What is the massive green oceanic glow that surrounds Bangkok at night?

This stunning picture of the city of Bangkok, Thailand at nighttime was taken from the ISS by astronaut Reid Wiseman. Well, the concentrated bright white light was the city at least. The emerald green surrounding it? The astronaut had no idea. Was it nuclear waste? Glow in the dark algae? Alien sea monsters? » 8/21/14 12:15am 8/21/14 12:15am

A Floating Disc Boat Gives Fishermen 360-Degree Access to Their Prey

If you took a bass boat and stripped it to its bare essentials—just the most important things a fisherman needed—you'd probably end up with the Ultraskiff 360. It does away with the traditional boat design in favor of a circular floating platform that gives fisherman better access to the water in any direction. » 6/12/14 2:20pm 6/12/14 2:20pm

Archaeologists may have found the wreck of Columbus' Santa Maria

After 500 years, archaeologists believe that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria— Christopher Columbus' flagship—at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. The leader of the expedition, Barry Clifford, told The Independent that all the evidence "strong suggests that this wreck is Columbus' famous… » 5/13/14 1:07am 5/13/14 1:07am

Cruise Ship Plays the Loudest Seven Nation Army You've Ever Heard

The 964-foot-long MSC Magnifica isn't just a luxurious, $550 million cruise ship. It's the world's first 4,500 passenger musical instrument, and it rocked a slow, loooouuud rendition of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" at this weekend's 825th Hamburg Port Anniversary in Germany. Talk about rocking the boat. » 5/11/14 3:30pm 5/11/14 3:30pm

A Rare Trip On The Floating Train Yard Of Hudson Harbor

The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles North of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City. » 5/10/14 11:00am 5/10/14 11:00am

A Hovercraft That Isn't Afraid of Giant Waves

In order to float across land and water, the giant air-trapping skirt around the base of a hovercraft needs to keep a tight seal at all times. Were it to tackle giant waves, it would get tossed about just like a boat, but unlike a boat it would tend to sink—because that cushion of air would be gone. But an improved… » 2/13/14 9:20am 2/13/14 9:20am