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Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Now Says He Intentionally Sunk Ship After Journalist’s Death

On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen’s version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard crowdfunded submarine, the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is innocent of manslaughter. Read More >>

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Headless Body Identified as Missing Journalist Who Was Allegedly Killed by Submarine Designer

On Wednesday morning, Copenhagen police confirmed that a torso found by a cyclist was a DNA match for the missing journalist Kim Wall. Wall had been missing since August 10th and was last seen on board the DIY submarine built by eccentric inventor Peter Madsen. Earlier this week, Madsen admitted to police that Wall had died in an “accident” on his submarine before it sank. Read More >>

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Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Admits That Missing Journalist Died and He Buried Her at Sea

After his vessel sank off the coast of Denmark earlier this month, Peter Madsen, the designer of what was once the world’s largest privately built submarine, was charged with the negligent homicide of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Initially, Madsen claimed he’d dropped Wall off before the sinking and he didn’t know where she was. Now police say Madsen has admitted that Wall died in an accident on his sub and he “buried her at sea.” Read More >>

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China Tells the U.S. It Can Have Its Dumb Submarine Back

On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal. Read More >>

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The US Navy’s New Underwater Internet

You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future. Read More >>

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The Time the US Invaded a Japanese Submarine Base… in Alaska?

An absolutely fascinating but little-known story—described as a "forgotten theatre" by the US Navy itself—is the tale of Kiska and Attu, Alaska: two remote Aleutian islands where the Japanese military established a submarine base during World War II. Read More >>

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The Control Room of a German Submarine from 1918

Taken in November of 1918, these two photos show the inside of the UB-110 German submarine. The valves were used to control the submarine and the reverse image is of four torpedo tubes used against a merchant ship in July 1918. Soon after the attack the submarine sunk and later was salvaged, but scrapped. Read More >>

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A Guy Started a Fire on a Nuclear Submarine, Just So He Could Leave Work Early

Here's a friendly reminder for everyone who wants to leave work early: don't ever set fire to your workplace. Especially if you work on a million nuclear submarine. Especially if you'll cause £260 million in damage. And especially if you just want to leave early because of a silly text message argument with your ex-girlfriend. It's completely dumb and you could possibly end up in jail for life, like the idiot guy who did just that might. Read More >>