#1907: Politicicles

Today’s invention is to use nuclear-powered submarines to better effect than global destruction.

Given the enormous amount of power output from the motor of such a vessel (~80MW) it should be possible to bolt on a refrigeration unit and generate about a tonne of ice every 5 seconds, whilst moored (The unit would need to be at the far end of the vessel from the normal heat exchangers, whilst rejecting its own heat through them as well).

This would quickly become a pretty substantial floe, which could be used tactically to disrupt shipping lanes and thus support economic sanctions -a big improvement over firing missiles and one which would be hard to attribute to any one nation’s military.

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