Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Ideas Can Be Recycled, Too

Sometimes, we find progress by looking backwards. According to WorldChanging, the German company SkySails is promoting the use of "large parasail-type kite[s] on standard diesel engine ships. According to the company, harnessing the wind in this way can lead to increased speed of 10% for a given fuel consumption, or run at standard speed with up to 50% less fuel consumption.