The Navy's Seawater-To-Fuel System: Can I Use It In My Car?

Last week, the US Navy flew a model airplane with a small 2-stroke engine. That's not normally news, except for one big detail: the fuel the plane burned was made from seawater via a process the Navy has been working on for years. Let's look a little into what this sorcery is, and if it'll ever power our cars. » 4/15/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

Watch Giant Waves Crash Over The Bow Of A U.S. Super Carrier

I have seen videos of waves crashing over a Nimitz Class super carrier's bows before, but this is pretty ridiculous. Keep in mind that the sea state shown here is pitching a 1100 foot long ship that displaces 100,000 tons like a tugboat. That poor MH-60 Seahawk tied down on the bow, what a terrible place for a… » 4/09/14 10:14pm 4/09/14 10:14pm

Meet DASH, A Navy Sub-Hunting Drone From The '60s

In the dawning era of unmanned air combat so many "new ideas" are actually far from fresh. It is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. One such weapon system that was less than famous but highly innovative was vertical takeoff and landing … » 3/21/14 3:20pm 3/21/14 3:20pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

Captain Kirk Will Command America's Newest Stealth Destroyer

A man named James Kirk will be the captain of the $4bn USS Zumwalt, the first of America's new stealth destroyers. No, I am not making this up. » 10/31/13 11:45am 10/31/13 11:45am

What Happens When the US Navy Does a Donut in the Pacific Ocean

And you thought your Hyundai had moves. This is the littoral combat ship USS Independence showing off its turning radius last week. Technically it's a display of maneuvering prowess, but you can't help but think it was also a chance for a bunch of able-bodied seamen to say wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. » 7/24/13 4:29pm 7/24/13 4:29pm

Today is Armed Forces Day: Strong and Resilient

I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. He's carrying on a long family… » 5/18/13 2:18pm 5/18/13 2:18pm

Stupid Government Budget Issues Ground The Blue Angels For All Of 2013

The Blue Angels are the flight demonstration squad of the United States Navy. They are a huge attraction at airshows across the country. Well, due to budget cuts, the Blue Angels won't be flying at all this year. Stinkin' government! » 4/09/13 12:06pm 4/09/13 12:06pm