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The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music
We’ve been making movies about soldiers, sailors, and airmen firing lasers at each other for a long time now. Now you can watch a video of what it actually looks like when the US Navy uses…
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U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots
The U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program began in the ’60s. The idea was that dolphins and sea lions would help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, even identify mines for deactivation. Now they have changed their…
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Navy Soldier Surprises Son Dressed as Darth Vader

Navy Soldier Surprises Son Dressed as Darth Vader
Some dads really rock and go the extra mile to make sure that their kids have some great memories. When the video below was shot, Susie W’s kids had been separated from their dad for about…
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Navy SEALs Disciplined for Medal of Honor: Warfighter Consultation

Navy SEALs Disciplined for Medal of Honor: Warfighter Consultation
It will come as no surprise that the U.S. Navy places a high value on its secrecy when it comes to its special operations soldiers. I wondered when the developer of the video game Medal of…
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U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot

U.S. Navy Developing Fire Fighting Robot
Fires on board vessels at sea are a pretty serious hazard. That’s why the U.S. Navy has been developing a firefighter for the fleet based on Virginia Tech’s CHARLI-L1 robot. The U.S. Naval Research Lab is…
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Navy’s Electromagnetic Rail Gun Prototype Tosses Projectiles at up to 5600MPH!

Navy’s Electromagnetic Rail Gun Prototype Tosses Projectiles at up to 5600MPH!
I would have to think that being an engineer on a prototype weapons program would be all kinds of bad-ass. I would like to be a member the team behind the latest new weapon that the…
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Hull Bug: An Underwater Roomba for Barnacles

Hull Bug: An Underwater Roomba for Barnacles
Apparently, barnacles are a big problem for ships, which is why the Navy deployed their own version of an underwater Roomba to take care of the hulls of their ships. The Hull Bug is a robotic…
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Dolphin Soldiers: Right Out of Cyberpunk

Dolphin Soldiers: Right Out of Cyberpunk
For a moment, I thought this was a joke because I clearly remember dolphin soldiers from a few science-fiction settings (Johnny Mnemonic, Ghost in the Shell, etc), like Cyberpunk, but it looks like that there actually…
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Navy Has Breakthrough in Laser Tech

Navy Has Breakthrough in Laser Tech
Sharks with friggin’ laser beams it ain’t, but the Navy is proudly boasting that its laser program for a laser defense system mounted on it ships is ahead of schedule. The Navy is hard at work…
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Laser Tag, Navy Style: Us Navy Wants a 100 Kilowatt Laser Weapon for Its Warships

Laser Tag, Navy Style: Us Navy Wants a 100 Kilowatt Laser Weapon for Its Warships
The Office of Naval Research – not to be confused with the Office of Navel Research, a pet project of the previous president – recently awarded defense contractor Raytheon a year-long contract to develop laz0rb33mz. No…
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