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Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun

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Anyone who's played a futuristic shooter since the dawn of video games knows that when you see something called a "railgun" you're in for a real treat. Well, the US Navy built a railgun of its very own, and it just showed off its remarkably powerful creation in a new video of its test firing.

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Mike Wehner

March 26th

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The U.S. Navy is using drone boat swarms to keep harbors safe

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-10-26-50-am The U.S. Navy is testing a team of drone boats to protect harbors here and abroad. The boats, which are basically autonomous versions of the Rigid Hull Inflatable, are connected to a AI routing system called CARACaS. In original 2014 tests the boats worked separately to protect ships in a harbor and the new routing system now allows them to swarm as a team to surround and neutralize threats.… Read More

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John Biggs

December 20th

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The U.S. Navy is using drone boat swarms to keep harbors safe

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-10-26-50-am The U.S. Navy is testing a team of drone boats to protect harbors here and abroad. The boats, which are basically autonomous versions of the Rigid Hull Inflatable, are connected to a AI routing system called CARACaS. In original 2014 tests the boats worked separately to protect ships in a harbor and the new routing system now allows them to swarm as a team to surround and neutralize threats.… Read More

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John Biggs

December 20th

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Navy researchers develop ‘Iron Man’ style in-helmet HUD for divers

151130-N-PD526-001 Researchers at the U.S. Navy have created a high-tech, in-helmet display for divers in the service that looks like something out of “Iron Man” — perhaps one of Stark’s early prototypes. The invention could make divers safer and more effective, and it definitely looks cool. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 3rd

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Navy researchers develop ‘Iron Man’ style in-helmet HUD for divers

151130-N-PD526-001 Researchers at the U.S. Navy have created a high-tech, in-helmet display for divers in the service that looks like something out of “Iron Man” — perhaps one of Stark’s early prototypes. The invention could make divers safer and more effective, and it definitely looks cool. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

June 3rd

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Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close to Hitting US Navy Destroyer 

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook.

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Bryan Menegus

April 13th

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The New Zumwalt Stealth Destroyer Is Too Stealthy

The USS Zumwalt, a Navy destroyer years in the making , is a floating piece of technological wonder. But its neatest feature is tricking nearby radar into thinking its massive 610-foot hull is actually just a 50-foot fishing boat. In fact it’s so good at going undetected, it’s too stealthy.

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Darren Orf

April 12th

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The Navy Is Teaching Celestial Navigation Again as a Backup Plan Against Hackers 

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.

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Kate Knibbs

October 13th

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This Warship Looks Like a Scene From Tron

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.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 17th

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The Navy Built an Algorithm That Predicts Pirates’ Behavior Before an Attack

The 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.”

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

August 14th

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