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Watch A Navy Battleship Sink To The Bottom Of The Ocean

Video: The Mexican Navy sank a battleship off the coast of Rosarito, Mexico in order to create an artificial reef. Apparently, it’s the first artificial reef made in Baja California. GoPro shows the footage of the entire process. You can see the timed explosions and the rushing of water that caused the ship to be be brought down.


How The Russian Navy Would Invade A Beach Today

Video: It’s not quite the Evil Empire but seeing the Russian Navy storm a beach doesn’t exactly elicit warm and fuzzy feelings now, does it? This training exercise of the Navy was held at the Barents Sea by the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and shows soldiers being deployed from helicopters, armoured vehicles being released from landing ships, Destroyers testing out their weapons, and so forth.


Here's The First Footage Of US Navy's New Badass Zumwalt-Class Destroyer At Sea

Video: Wow. Here’s the first footage of the US Navy’s brand new Zumwalt-class destroyer at sea. It’s the most advanced warship that the US Navy has ever made and it totally looks the part, completely bad arse like an Imperial Star Destroyer for the ocean. Just watching it cut through the sea is so damn cool because the ship itself is just unreal.


Restoring A Ship's Hull Still Looks Like Something From Centuries Past

Image Cache: It looks like ribbons of paper peeling off the surface of the wall — but in fact Seaman Jorge Ortiz here is prying copper sheet away from the hull of the USS Constitution as he helps restore the ship.


The Navy Is Teaching Celestial Navigation Again As A Backup Plan Against HackersĀ 

In the US, the Naval Academy hasn’t taught midshipmen how to navigate by the stars in 20 years, but it’s reintroducing the old-school approach to maritime travel. Why use a sextant instead of computers and GPS? Worries about ships stranded by cyber-attacks, which have the Navy re-thinking its reliance on tech.


This Warship Looks Like A Scene From Tron

Image Cache: You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a scene from a Hollywood movie, but in fact it’s the the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely as it sails through the Atlantic Ocean on training operations.


A US Navy Guided-Missile Destroyer Fires A Harpoon Missile In This Bad Arse Photo

And the rockets red glare. Here’s a bad arse picture of the USS Fitzgerald firing off a Harpoon missile during a drill. After seeing the photo, everything — why the USS Fitzgerald is classified as a destroyer, why the missile is called Harpoon — makes sense.


The Navy Built An Algorithm That Predicts Pirates' Behaviour Before An Attack

The US Navy is a veritable patent machine — it regularly beats all other government bodies when it comes to sheer volume, with 364 filed last year alone. One recent filing: Patent #US8838515, a “Method for predicting pirate attack risk.”


Watch A Bat-Inspired Sonar Prototype Flying On A Drone

Horseshoe bats’ unique noses and big, flexible ears make them nature’s most dynamic sonar arrays. Engineers built a mechanical version and they’re testing it on a quadcopter drone.


The Golden Gate Bridge Almost Ended Up With A Bumble Bee Paint Job

The Golden Gate Bridge’s iconic “International Orange” paint job was a bit of a happy accident. If the United States Navy got its way, the landmark stretch of infrastructure would look like a bumble bee. That would have been just sad.


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