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  • October 24, 2013
    The Navy has announced it's sold its first 'supercarrier' ever built (in 1954), the USS Forrestal, for a single cent. I will never forgive you for not outbidding the winner and buying it for me to use as a secret base. The supercarrier was made available for donation to an el... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2012
    So apparently the Ukrainian navy is training dolphins for combat by attaching guns and knives to their heads to attack enemies. Wait -- the Ukraine has a navy? The program reportedly includes training dolphins to search for mines and marking them with buoys. But Ukraine also ... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    "Thank you, SKYNET. Thank you for giving me life." Alternatively, "TOUCHDOWN, HOKIES!" So apparently my alma mater Virginia Tech is in cahoots with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to develop and test a robot capable of throwing grenades to extinguish fires. Granted I th... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2012
    I'm not really sure how it's been upgraded since the last time we saw it (new paintjob?), but this is a video for the Navy/BAE System's latest incarnation of their railgun. Man, I love how the launch screen in the control room looks like something straight out of Windows 95 wi... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2011
    Inb4 "that looks like a [some animal]'s penis". This is a video demonstration of Norway's new Naval Strike (Magic) Missile. The shakiness made me kinda woozy, but it's worth checking out if you've got the stomach. Me? I've got that B-U-T-T-Z. *booty poppin'* The video fol... / Continue →
  • July 27, 2011
    The Navy, always looking for a more terrifying weapon, and a few good men "That's the Marines, moron." Oh. Let me start over. The Navy, who apparently doesn't accept contract kills by email even if you cleverly use an official looking email address like AdmiralGW.gov@gmail, is... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2011
    So apparently somebody started a rumor that the Navy SEALs that stormed Osama Bin Laden's compound were rocking night-vision contact lenses. Personally, I don't believe it. And not just because I know who started the rumor, but I do and he's a dirty liar PLUS I'VE SEEN HIM EA... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2011
    A recent test of the Navy's latest laser weapon system proved it could successfully set fire to a moving boat's engines in a real-life environment, effectively incapacitating the vessel and making boarding/plundering a breeze. *flipping down eyepatch* YAAAARR! "We were able t... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    Not gonna lie, probably wouldn't wave my hand in front of it for less than $20. Seen here looking at least partially constructed out of tin-foil, the Navy has made a breakthrough in the laser department, creating a free-electron laser (FEL) capable of producing a sustained 500... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    It takes longer to heat up a burrito! Plus, what good is a burrito if it's 100 miles away? Zero. As you may recall, the Navy has been working on a railgun that they hope will eventually be able to accurately shoot projectiles up to 200 miles. And, well, they're halfway ther... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2010
    At first I was gonna ask for all the original He-Man action figures, but now all I want is an anti-robot laser. Suck it, two front teeth! (You should have watched where that mule was kicking anyways) If you own an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), here's piece of advice: don't ... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2009
    In 1924, during Mars's opposition (when Earth, on its inner orbit, passes between the Sun and Mars) the US Navy sent a telegram alerting all its stations to be on the lookout for possible alien contact from the red planet. WOW! Turns out that during the 1924 Mars opposition... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2009
    Raytheon, a company best known for my brother and I both swearing we saw an airplane land on top of one of their buildings in Huntsville, Alabama, has received a Navy contract to draw up the initial design of a powerful burning 100-kW Fee Electron Laser (which may or may not lo... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    And I want them! One is called Sea Shadow. It's big, black and looks like a cross between a Stealth fighter and a Batmobile. It was made to escape detection on the open sea. The other is known as the Hughes (as in Howard Hughes) Mining Barge. It looks like a floating field h... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2008
    The Navy is hoping that their newest 10 megajoule railgun (topping their old pathetic 9 megajoule) will replace the standard 5-inch guns on most of their ships. Projectiles fired at this energy level reach about 5,600 mph, but the Navy isn't stopping there. They have their ey... / Continue →