‘Hull BUG’ brings cutting-edge technology to hull cleaning

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The U.S. Navy may have developed a solution to hull-dwelling barnacles and slime - a "foul" problem that has plagued sailors and their ships since Noah launched the ark.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has developed what looks like a combination pressure washer/minisub called the Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming, or Hull BUG. It's designed to prevent or suppress the growth and buildup of nuisance marine growths such as barnacles.

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