DARPA recently christened its brand new Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). The autonomous vessel can travel on the high seas at speeds up to 27 knots for months on end without a single crew member.
You’ve heard that we know more about space than we do the deep ocean. But did you know it’s so unexplored that scientists discover new species just 200-500 feet down, sometimes at a rate of 14 an hour? A (sort of) manmade enemy threatens those efforts though, and they can’t kill, study, and eat it fast enough.
Pinching bubble wrap. Getting something stuck on your teeth out after trying for minutes. Watching pop tarts being made. And spring coils. And pretzels. And caligraphy. There are many strangely satisfying things in the world. Seeing a nuclear submarine breaking through arctic ice is one of them. Enjoy:
When Jules Verne wrote about the fantastic submersible ship Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, there had already been several very successful submarines built and tested. And Verne, who always did his homework, was certainly aware of these. Which was his inspiration?
You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future.
An absolutely fascinating but little-known story—described as a "forgotten theater" by the U.S. Navy itself—is the tale of Kiska and Attu, Alaska: two remote Aleutian islands where the Japanese military established a submarine base during World War II.
In 1951, the U.S.S. Catfish, a WWII-era diesel submarine, cruised into San Francisco Bay. The crew snapped a handful of pictures through the periscope, showing what the city and Alcatraz looked like from the submariners' perspective.
Taken in November of 1918 these two photos show the inside of the UB-110 German Submarine. The valves were used to control the submarine and the reverse image is of four torpedo tubes used against a merchant ship in July 1918. Soon after the attack the submarine sunk and later was salvaged, but scrapped. Follow the…
Here's a friendly reminder for everyone who wants to leave work early: don't ever set fire to your workplace. Especially if you work on a million nuclear submarine. Especially if you'll cause $400 million in damage. And especially if you just want to leave early because of a silly text message argument with your…
The Navy's newest fast-attack submarine is speeding down the Florida coast, on its way to its commissioning ceremony in its namesake state, at 15 knots. And it's getting outraced by dolphins.
We're headed underwater in this week's concept art writing prompt, journeying into the deep in a beautiful biology-inspired submarine. As always, we invite you to write a piece of flash fiction inspired by this painting and to please post it in the comments.
Are hamsters the next step in resolving our energy crisis? A group of rodent transit enthusiasts decided to test their new invention, the Hamster-Powered Submarine (HPS), and film the vehicle's maiden voyage.
When exploring our Earth's oceans, one should let the creatures of the deep know that you have some class. While it may fall just shy of winning any beauty pageants, the MSV Explorer is cool enough to deserve some praise.
The researchers at the frosty Applied Physics Lab Ice Station (COOL JOB NAME ALERT) already have it hard enough. Freezing temperatures, peeing into wooden boxes, guarding against bears, and the like. Also taxing? Chainsawing submarines out of the frozen crust.
Robots won't only be going into space in November — they'll also be heading under the ice of Antarctica.
Their nuclear potential and missiles—despite the dumb Photoshops—are nothing to laugh about. But these images of Iran's ridiculous "advanced" weapons—shown at their Sacred Defense Week 2010 Military Parade—are hilarious.
You're gonna want to either get comfortable or move on, because I'm fixin' to write about 700 words on video pinball. Seriously.
If I had $2,000,010, I would sink $2M in this Personal Submarine, a spacecraft-looking two-person underwater vessel that can go down to 1,000 feet. Then I will use the $10 to buy a fake Ringo Starr mustache.