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    The future of travelling by sea lies with the wind

    Two German companies have collaborated to design a state of the art kite system to pull enormous ships across the oceans. Reduced CO2 emissions and increased earnings? What's not to like?
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    Re: The future of travelling by sea lies with the wind

    Be fun if the cable snapped and the big kite hits an airplane..

    Or maybe pulls the ship up off the sea, now that'd make interesting TV...

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    Re: The future of travelling by sea lies with the wind

    I can see this catching on with cargo companies pretty quickly, especially if it can be retro fitted to existing cargo ships. Fuel is a significant portion of their operating costs, especially with the current oil price.

    very cool idea

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