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    http://sciencealert.com/this-giganti...ort-7-000-cars

    This Gigantic Sailboat Design Could Use Wind Power to Transport 7,000 Cars

    Now, researchers at a shipping company have designed a new type of cargo vessel that will be able to ship large amounts of merchandise while running entirely on wind power, cutting 90 percent of the typical shipping emissions along the way. It's being called the OceanBird.
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    I hope they are electric cars
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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    There won't be any wind left for the rest of us!
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    Pity the Mariners who'll all get sick with variants of windmill cancer.
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    Default Re: OceanBird

    When the wind didn’t blow the ship didn’t go so Carter the farter did start her.

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    Looks like the sails / masts are telescopic. Interesting. Will it work? Will it stand the test of time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning 4148 View Post
    Looks like the sails / masts are telescopic. Interesting. Will it work? Will it stand the test of time?
    If not they can moor it alongside somewhere and turn it into a floating car park
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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