SPOTD: What Might Be The Most Formidable Ferry Ever

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HSC Manannan is a 96-metre wave-piercing high-speed catamaran car ferry built in Tasmania in 1998. She served in Australia and New Zealand for five years and is now owned and operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company providing seasonal service between Douglas and Liverpool. But between 2001 and 2006 she served a more lethal role under the code name HSV-X1. For … [Read more...]

This Amazing Cloud Proves Climate Change

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by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) In a few weeks, you may get to see evidence the atmosphere is changing -- if you’re lucky.This when noctilucent clouds, the world’s highest, peak in number and show up in the night sky just after sunset as electric-blue swirls in the mesosphere, the coldest place on the planet. Usually visible only in the polar … [Read more...]

Google Releases Stunning Underwater Street View For World Oceans Day

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In celebration of World Oceans Day  Google has announced a new map feature that can allow you to explore brand new Street View imagery of more than 40 locations around the world, including the American Samoa and Chagos Islands and underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas and the Great Barrier Reef. Google hopes the release of this imagery inspires people to … [Read more...]

20-Year-Old Inventor Announces Colossal Ocean Plastic Cleaning System

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“Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today." said Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup just before announcing his system (first reported by gCaptain in 2013)  to "passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans" will be deployed next year. He made … [Read more...]