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Why a record number of container ships are backed up off the coast of California
With a dearth of places to anchor, some of the giant vessels are just drifting.
This smart tugboat is about to journey more than 1,000 miles, autonomously
The 35-foot-long boat will use computer vision and other tech to follow a predetermined path around Denmark.
This electric cargo ship sails itself
The battery-powered Yara Birkeland could be plying the seas on its own before the year is out. Here's what to know about the innovative vessel.
To move cargo with less mess, these ships unload themselves
Self-unloading ships quickly discharge goods such as salt by using some elegant engineering. Here’s how they do it.
Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.
If an AI-powered project can get giant cargo ships to slow down, fewer whales may perish.
This WWII shipwreck hosts an underwater kingdom of bacteria
Iron-eating bacteria were among the thousands of microbes dwelling within the shipwreck.
France’s new warship will have an inverted bow and 2.2-ton radar panels
Plus a fancy communications network for smartphone-dependent sailors.
Autonomous ships could be the new pawns on the naval chessboard
What to know about the Ghost Fleet and Overlord programs.
Century-old ship logs show how much ice the Arctic has lost
By diving into archives, scientists confirmed that floes are melting faster than ever before.
Meet the SpaceX ships that will never go to space
These ships catch waves (and rockets) instead.