ships

All Fronts

The Navy Can't Afford $1 Million 'Smart' Shells for Its $4 Billion Battleships

Meanwhile, its ultra-versatile new $440 million warship is frozen to a dock in Canada.
David Axe
1.29.18
All Fronts

Trump's 'Impossible' Plan for a 350-Ship Navy Is Sinking Fast

The scheme is "more than unrealistic,” a Congressional shipbuilding expert told Motherboard.
David Axe
12.15.17
Dude, where's my jet

Twitter’s the Only Tool You Need for Tracking the Military

There's a reason FlightRadar24 has 360,000 followers.
Ben Sullivan
4.24.17
money

Really Big Propellers Are Powering Greener, Smarter Ships

Cruise ships are never going to be great for the environment, but at least they can be less awful.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.17
war

Giant Submarines With Huge Guns

The “submarine cruiser” concept survived WWI and reached its baroque apex in some very large and strange subs.
Steve Weintz
1.6.16
News

Pirate Hackers Can Easily Spy on Ships Through Insecure 'Black Boxes'

A security researcher also warns that crew members can easily hide evidence of accidents or malfeasance.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.9.15
News

Canada's Plan to Replace Its Ancient Warships Isn't Going Well

The plan is at "very high risk" of going over budget and behind schedule.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.15
Hell or Salt Water

When Sailors Turn Cannibal: This Game Explores the Dark History of Seafaring

'Sunless Sea' considers real-life psychological dilemmas in the form of a horribly humorous nautical fantasy.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
8.10.15
uk

How to Find Cybersecurity Experts? Fake a Massive Cyber Terrorist Attack

The Cyber Security Challenge is the UK's largest ever simulated cyberattack.
Victoria Turk
3.12.15
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Lighthouses Still a Thing?

Even with the advent of GPS and advanced navigation technology, the towers on the rocks shine.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.23.15
Internet

How Cargo Ships Full of Diamond Hard Drives Could Connect a Quantum Sneakernet

It makes more sense than it may seem.
Michael Byrne
10.22.14
videos

Watch the Third-Biggest Cruise Ship Ever Built Take to the Seas

Its surf simulator might be dry, but this gyrocopter-shot video gives some sense of scale.
Ben Richmond
10.6.14
Newer0102Older