I’ve posted a video about the Hudson River Project before and now AnimalNY does their take on the project and shows how one man is hoping to build a boat out of NYC trash. The Kickstarter project to help him fund this project was not successful earlier this year, but it seems that he is [...]
Wow! Look at these beautiful boat paddles from Norquay. I imagine these would make lovely interior decorations (I mean, would you really use these as actual paddles when they look so nice?).
What was it doing? A U-turn apparently. A really sucky U-turn.
This is the Turanor Planetsolar, a 5500-square-foot boat with photovoltaic cells powering 8-tons of lithium-ion batteries. It was the first boat to circumnavigate the globe on solar power and this summer it is being used as a scientific research vessel. How much does something like this cost? How about $17 million.
A November 2011 post over at Radiolab details the painstakingly hard obstacles facing you if you plan on visiting the abandoned North Brother Island. Leaving this here for my future self.