Plastiki has reached Australia after an 8,000 mile voyage, floating on plastic bottles.
Boats don’t always have to be "the same old thing" to work out 🙂
We had a link to this catamaran made from plastic bottles before. For Earth Day, they are getting lots of coverage (USAToday – includes an interesting video of the build) as they continue crossing the Pacific.
Check out their blog for lots of pictures, facts, cruise information and the like. Looks like a good time, for a good cause, and really shows that you don’t have to always do the "tried and true" to get out on the water!
After the article on hydrokinetic turbine the other day, Bob was kind enough topoint out that the article was incorrect saying that it was the first such installation… there is another by Verdant Power in New York’s East River. They have computer simulation videos and the like on their home page.
Thanks for the info, Bob!
The nation’s first commercial hydrokinetic turbine, which harnesses the power from moving water without the construction of a dam, has splashed into the waters of the Mississippi River near Hastings, Minnesota.
A nifty underwater turbine that doesn’t rely on a dam… just spinning from the current of the river.