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See the World From a Container Ship in This Surprisingly Lovely Video

See the World From a Container Ship in This Surprisingly Lovely Video

Climbing aboard a container ship isn’t exactly the most glamorous way to travel, but when the footage is condensed into a time lapse—oh my, is it stunning. It’s especially neat to see the different layers of the sky dance overhead, but the coolest part is just being around all that blue. It really makes you feel the vastness of the world.

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May 17th

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Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

This is fun. Watch as this yacht carrier, the Super Servant 4, lowers its deck into the water so that tiny yachts and normal yachts and super yachts can all float and steer themselves on the water into their water parking spaces. And then watch the Super Servant 4 rise up and bring all the yachts out of the water. It’s a moving dock that transforms into a parking lot ship so that it can transport yachts to whichever other marina they need to get to.

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April 11th

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Check Out All the Largest Flying Boats in History

Check Out All the Largest Flying Boats in History

There really should be more flying boats flying around these days. They’re comically large and equipped with so many engines and their ability to take off and land on water is just so cool, from floating around to flying in no time. Here’s a collection of the biggest flying boats ever made, some of these were the largest aircraft flown during the first half of the 20th century.

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April 6th

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Watch a Boat Crash Straight into the Dock

Watch a Boat Crash Straight into the Dock

It’s like when you’re parking your car in a parking lot and your tire bumps the curb because you went a little too far, only it’s a giant boat that’s gone too far and the curb is a dock with a bunch of people walking around. So yeah, not exactly the same. A lot, a lot worse.

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April 1st

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Drones Delivering to Ships Is Now a Thing

Transferring stuff to ships is a surprisingly ticklish business: coming in to dock is expensive, and trying to transfer supplies from a small barge to a 100-foot container ship is equally not fun. But dropping off small, important items by drone? Sounds about right.

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Chris Mills

March 9th

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Watch a Huge 100-Foot Wave Crash Down and Smash a Ship

Watch a Huge 100-Foot Wave Crash Down and Smash a Ship

Damn. It’s like hitting a wall. Or rather, it’s like a wall hitting you. This footage shows giant wave after giant wave pummeling a ship and when you think they’ve finally weathered the storm, in comes the biggest and baddest wave that smacks the boat silly.

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February 12th

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The US Navy Will Power an Entire Fleet With Biofuel Made From Beef Fat

The potential sources for green biofuels never cease to amaze: Now, the US Navy is fueling one fleet with a bizarre cocktail of petroleum and cow fat.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 21st

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Ships Have Black Boxes of Their Own—And Apparently, They’re a Cinch to Hack

Voice, navigation, and radar data aboard ships are all at risk, according to an expert who claims that some devices that contain sensitive ship information just aren’t secure enough. This could be good news for pirates and spies, and bad news for the good guys.

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Bryan Lufkin

December 9th

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Neat size comparison video compares the size of spaceships from different movies

Neat size comparison video compares the size of spaceships from different movies

Whip ‘em out. Which science fiction movie has the biggest spaceship or station or cube thing or star planet? MetaBallStudios made this CGI video detailing the ships across movies like Star Wars and Interstellar and 2001: A Space Odyssey and even included video games like Mass Effect and real life like the ISS to see who’s the biggest.

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December 8th

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The Uncertain Fate of the Fastest Ocean Liner Ever Built

The SS United States is the world’s fastest passenger ship, and the biggest ever built in the U.S. Despite last-minute donations and plans to transform it into startup offices and awesome restaurants, advocates are still fighting to save it from the scrapyard.

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Bryan Lufkin

November 2nd

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