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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

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The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Men Floating In Bouncy Castle Interrupt International Sailing Regatta [Wtf]

by on May.19, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, boat, Boats, bouncy castle, Bouncy castle boat, Bp, castle, cat, clear, Clips, color, cost, costume, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, ff, flo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, international, Ion, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Men, mid, Mod, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Police, Port, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, sail, serve, Sport, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, Up, V, Vide, Video, Wtf, X1

As if a video of three men taking a bouncy castle on a five-mile journey across a lake isn’t odd enough, there are an interrupted international sailing regatta, a guy in a shark costume, and police officers involved as well. More

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Japan Will Soon Fly A Kite…In Space [Space]

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Japan is launching its first Venus probe and along with it they’re sending Ikaros, a “space yacht” also known as the Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation of the Sun. Yes, Japan is sending a gigantic kite into space: More

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Camera Kite Sails High For Rude Aerial Photos [Cameras]

by on May.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ad, Add, Ads, Aerial Camera, age, Ai, Air, and, app, AR, Art, Ati, Ball, Balloon, Balloon camera, Bird, Cam, Camcorders, Camera, Camera a, Cameras, clear, de, digital, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, flo, Flying, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Im, In, Ir, Isp, ITA, kin, Kite, Matthew Clark, MER, mid, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, photo, photography, photos, PI, Ping, Play, power, Q, Rc, rom, sail, Shop, shopping, Style, Tag, TI, trouble, X1

Taking photos from a digital camera attached to a balloon, floating 20m in the air could get you into a lot of trouble. You could get it wrapped around a power line, for example. Or injure a low-flying bird. More

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Anti-Paparazzi Laser Shield-Equipped Yacht No Match For Video Camera [Yachts]

by on Apr.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, ANT, app, AR, arc, Av, boat, Cam, Camera, clear, Clips, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Eclipse, Film, first, Ge, Germany, Gizmo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, Laser, Lasers, MER, Mod, Nab, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Padd, Play, power, ps, Q, Ram, Rc, Red, rom, Roman Abramovich, Roman Abramovich eclipse, Russia, russian, sail, sea, seas, Show, Sim, star, Style, Superyacht, Tag, TI, time, Ui, Up, Us, Vide, Video, Video camera, X1, XP, yacht, Yachts

It must be superyachting season, with Russian billionaires fighting for column inches about their most expensive/lavish/largest/laser-equipped yachts. Roman Abramovich ‘s $1.2billion 557-foot Eclipse has appeared on film, as it sets sail from Germany this week. More

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You’re Not Truly Rich Until You Have Your Own Mothership [Ships]

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This is absolutely insane. Apparently, there are people so rich that, not happy with having their own megayacht , get themselves a huge support ship to carry giant speedboats, sailboats, helicopters, and even submarines. That’s what the Sea Axe is. More

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Supernova Is First Zero-Carbon Footprint Megayacht [Yacht]

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The Sauter Formula Zero Solar Hybrid Megayacht is a 197-foot catamaran, with four diesel-electric counter-rotating propellers, rotational wingsails, and solar cell arrays. All that to enable it to cruise at 17 knots with zero carbon footprint.

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Plastiki, The Ship Made From 12,000 Plastic Bottles, Set Sail Saturday [Boats]

by on Mar.22, 2010, under 360, 5D, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Av, boat, Boats, Cisco, clear, D3, de, dev, development, Ds, E, Ea, eco friendly, Environmentally friendly, Ge, Gizmo, Green, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Men, Mod, One, Plastic, Plastiki, Rc, sail, ship, Stats, Style, Tag, Tat, TI, Tracking, Travel, web, X1, XP, yacht

After four years of development, the Plastiki finally set sail on Saturday from San Francisco, where it will travel 11,000 miles to Sydney. Its website has useful tracking stats for all nautical nutters, well worth checking out.

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