Next “X Prize” offers millions for oil spill cleanup technology

For those of you that are not familiar with the X Prize Foundation, it is a non-profit organization that aims to foster innovation through competition (and multi-million dollar purses).  Here at gCaptain, we've been following the X Prize Foundation since, in 2004, it offered a US$10,000,000 prize for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft … [Read more...]

Bizarre Maritime Technology – The Anti-Hurricane Technology Wheel

From the Anti-Hurricane Technology Fund in Slovakia comes this invention for mitigating the effects of cyclone damage. The invention is called "The Anti-Hurricane Technology Wheel" and (if they find funding to build it) would be towed out to sea to be left in the path of an approaching storm. Here are the details from the patent filing: Said task is dealt with according to … [Read more...]