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VIDEO: One scary ghost

The futuristic $15 million prototype aptly named Ghost was built specifically to run stealthily invisible — until it unleashes a devastating blast with its mounted machine gun and rocket launcher.

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VIDEO: Burning beauty

Boaters tend to love their boats and Larry Jodass is no different.

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VIDEO: Diving deep into history

Midwestern boaters know the bottom of Lake Michigan is a vast graveyard of shipwrecks — at least 2,000 — and local maritime historians say 1,200 of those have long since disintegrated.

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VIDEO: Scoring some early points

Believe it or not, the beginning stages of the next America’s Cup competition began during the past weekend in Portsmouth, England, with some of the most competitive sailors pushing high-tech catamarans to their limits.

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VIDEO: Probing, not poking

It sounds pretty gross, and it is, but the story behind a unique effort to study whales is pretty interesting — and pretty inventive.

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VIDEO: Master lifesavers

Coast Guard rescue swimmers continue to impress us by making the impossible look routine. Two swimmers stationed in the Pacific Northwest did that last week as — within hours in separate incidents — the crews of two boats found themselves in big trouble.

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VIDEO: Summer splendor

Jon Rawlinson is a professional filmmaker specializing in documentary and commercial production.

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VIDEO: Countering Katrina

It will be 10 years since Hurricane Katrina came ashore near Buras, La., on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph. Expect an onslaught of news reports commemorating one of the nation’s worst natural disasters.

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VIDEO: Refuge in a life raft

It all unfolded quickly: A three-person crew 150 miles offshore discovers their engine room full of water, sends their last known position via satellite phone and abandons ship into a life raft.

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VIDEO: 'I punched it in the back'

In case you didn’t see the jaw-dropping video of a professional surfer fighting off a shark attack on live TV, you certainly should.

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VIDEO: Tipping point

M32s are 32-foot one-design carbon fiber catamarans built specifically for lightweight and fast racing.

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VIDEO: Ugly day for Belissima

When Hurricane Carlos brushed past Acapulco, Mexico, in June with 85 mph winds, the resort city’s port was closed for safety.

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VIDEO: Shocked and awed

Pacific Northwest resident Brad Rich was on a fishing trip last week with a buddy in Day Harbor, near Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, when some whales that were breaching in the distance aroused their curiosity.

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VIDEO: Speed and endurance

Phaedo3 achieved the fastest elapsed time in the Transatlantic Race 2015, averaging more than 600 miles a day for four days during the 2,800-mile run from Rhode Island to England.

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VIDEO: Escorted to safety

Here’s a video that offers a different perspective on a typical day on the job for the Coast Guard. We see crewmembers responding to an emergency from the coxswain’s point of view.

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VIDEO: 'You gotta go out'

Making movies is a slow business, but nautical history buffs are getting a taste of what Hollywood is cooking up for its big-screen treatment of the legendary 1952 Pendleton rescue off Cape Cod.

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VIDEO: Catch and upend

In case you missed this clip, which exploded on the Internet during the long July 4 holiday weekend, here’s another chance.

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VIDEO: Majestic invasion

The July Fourth weekend brought stellar weather and an international fleet of tall ships to the historic harbor of Greenport, N.Y., on the north fork of eastern Long Island.

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VIDEO: Sudden impact

The two sides of the GoPro coin are that although the rugged portable camera can capture recreational fun at its best, it can also capture unfortunate accidents.

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VIDEO: Scalawag aboard

Shetland, an archipelago off the northeast shore of Scotland, boasts the highest density of otters in Europe.

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