This Walking Lego Steampunk Ship is Terrifying!

As far as post-apocalyptic, steampunk-themed trading ships go, this MOC build is pretty impressive. Jason Allemann's landship, Amagosa, is based on the "Strandbeest," a badass kinetic sculpture created by Theo Jansen. It's mesmerizing to watch this Lego machine in action, but the tarantula-esque movements of the… » 6/22/13 4:31pm 6/22/13 4:31pm

This century-old abandoned ship now hosts a floating forest

Sydney's Homebush Bay is home to many a broken and forgotten ship, but at least one of those derelict boats still houses a bit of life. The SS Ayrfield, long decommissioned, has a mangrove forest growing from its corpse. » 5/18/13 4:00pm 5/18/13 4:00pm

Why there really is no such thing as an unsinkable ship

The Titanic's sinking was a hundred years ago this month, and not all the commemorations are directly related to James Cameron's movie. For one thing, we can finally get to the bottom of just why anyone ever called Titanic "unsinkable." » 4/02/12 9:50am 4/02/12 9:50am

An extremely unexpected (and possibly unwelcome) waterfall

Artist Jon Klassen creates friendly but dark drawings and stories about imperiled ships, interesting animals, and castles. He was a concept designer for the movie Coraline, too. See more of his diverting work on his website. » 11/17/10 7:40am 11/17/10 7:40am

Want to Live in a Real-Life Waterworld City?

The so-called Freedom Ship, a floating city of thousands, is an idea that has been tossed around for a while. Now the Freedom Ship company has a new set of designs for the floating urban space, which looks sort of like a giant mall parking lot, and sort of like a really giant Love Boat. Here you can see the new design… » 3/10/08 7:00am 3/10/08 7:00am

An All-Electric Navy Warship

The Navy is developing an electrical warship that will draw all of its power from an on-board nuclear power plant, but it unfortunately looks nothing like Captain Nemo's Nautilus, which also ran on electric power. However, it does look a hell of a lot like the stealth ship from the James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies » 12/26/07 11:45am 12/26/07 11:45am

Floating Tetanus Shot Nightmare Docks On Lost

Apparently a rusty freighter is going to be joining the cast of Lost whenever it starts airing again. If internet photos and rumors are to be believed, then the ship is docked in Suva, the capital city of Fiji, and has seen better days. But what does this mean for everyone on the island? » 11/13/07 10:24am 11/13/07 10:24am