This Super Icebreaker Is Heading to Antarctica to Free Two Frozen Ships

It may not be the largest or most powerful ice breaker ever to set sail (that record is held by Russia's nuclear-powered NS Yamal), but America's Polar Star is easily one of the most badass. This 75,000 horsepower ship can crush a two story ice wall in a single swipe of its mighty bow. » 1/07/14 11:40am 1/07/14 11:40am

Home-Made Drug Running Submarines Used To Counter Engine-Sniping…

Apparently drug runners are relying on an amazing bit of DIY gadgetry to smuggle cocaine into the US in increasing numbers: home-built submarines. Knocked together in the Colombian jungle, and costing up to a million bucks, they are actually semi-submersibles, since full diving is just a bit too sophisticated.… » 3/24/08 10:00am 3/24/08 10:00am