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How One Scientist May Have Solved a Civil War Mystery, Why You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey, How Supervolcanoes Can Power the Future and More

How One Scientist May Have Solved a Civil War Mystery, Why You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey, How Supervolcanoes Can Power the Future and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    AUGUST 2017

One Scientist May Have Finally Figured Out the Mystery of Why a Civil War Submarine Sank

A Navy engineer used creative modeling and her knowledge of underwater explosions to tackle the century-old Hunley conundrum

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The H.L. Hunley, a confederate Civil War era submarine, sits in its water tank at the Hunley Lab in North Charleston, SC. (Mic Smith Photography LLC / Alamy)

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