Tomorrow’s Navy could use 3-D printers on a vast scale, printing everything from food to spare parts, and building vast “biomining” ships that harvest resources — if the service listens to two of its lieutenants.
To survive at the deepest depths, diverse need enormous, pressure-resistant suits that limit divers’ mobility. But the Navy is sick of trading survivability for flexibility, no matter how far into the deep its divers wade.
If the latest crop of biometric systems work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you’ve been spotted, with more accuracy, and from farther away. Here are 11 projects.