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This New Ocean Simulator Will Test Marine Engineering To Destruction 

Ever wondered how engineers check if their designs — from ships to wind turbines — will fair against an aggressive ocean? With something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions.

I Want To Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re sure pretty to look at.

This Is The Gear That Took Me To Southeast Asia

What clothes, gadgets, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site rely on when he’s going to Asia and travelling light? This is my pared down adventure-storytelling kit, and how it performed.

This Team Discovers 14 New Species An Hour, But They Have An Enemy

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.

Spectacular Photo Of A Scuba Diver Swimming Under A Massive Fish Tornado

National Geographic’s Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico. The picture, shot by Californian photographer Jeff Hester, shows a colourful ocean full of life but that wasn’t always the case:

The Beautiful And Surreal Sensuality Of Sarah Lee's Underwater Photos

Sarah Lee is one of the best photographers I’ve ever found. It’s not because of her perfect technique and aesthetics. It’s that she has the ability to evoke nostalgia with every shot — even if I have never experienced her scenes in real life, I’ve lived them in my dreams of eternal summer.

The Syrian Electronic Army Is Infesting News Sites With Popups

The Syrian Electronic Army, a group of pro-Assad-regime hackers, has decided to celebrate today by infesting a bunch of popular news websites with cheery Thanksgiving popups informing people that they have been hacked (spoiler: they haven’t).

This Might Just Be The Most Ridiculous Personal Watercraft Yet

Any ‘personal watercraft’ is almost certain to be a playboy toy, and this might just be the most playboy-toyish of them all: a $US19,000 electric hydrofoiling experience for two.

Happiness Is This Video Of A Dog Running Towards The Sea

Meet Walter, a happy labrador that enjoys a good run before diving in the refreshing waters of Siracusa — in gorgeous Sicily. His owner obviously knows that and he strapped a Go Pro on his back so we all can share Walter’s joy for life.

Modified Costa Concordia Is The Strangest Ship To Ever Sail The Sea

Video: The infamous Costa Concordia is sailing again after running aground on the island of Giglio, Italy. Francesco Marinari has filmed this drone video as it’s being transported for scrap to Genoa. It’s so weird. It kind of looks badass thanks to the structure that keeps it afloat — like some kind of Mad Max/Waterworld prop.

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