Category Archives: Design Tech

News: New World Sailing Speed Record by Paul Larsen and Vestas SailRocket 55 knots (63 mph, and momentarily hits 78 mph unofficially) !

(November 18, 2012: Namibia, Africa) Vestas Sailrocket 2 piloted by project leader Paul Larsen traveled at more than 55.32 knots (exceeding 60 mph and 100 kph) over a nautical mile course on Walvis Bay. For a few moments during the … Continue reading

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Halting Kuwait Oil Fires with Design (1991)

Problem (in 1991) : Oil Fires generating tons of thick oil smoke every minute, polluting the Himalayas thousands of miles away. Team: Dilworth Design rapidly assembled a team of 25 volunteer scientists and engineers to provide solutions. The team diagnosed … Continue reading

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Lost Aircraft Tracking System with “Breadcrumbs” – for Free

Great article on tracking crashed aircraft in Air and Space magazine November 2011 issue “Lost in America.“ The article describes several types of Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) technology used to help alert family and officials that a plane has crashed, … Continue reading

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How Japan Can Stop Dumping Radioactive Water in Our Ocean

“The release of radioactivity from Fukushima–both as atmospheric fallout and direct discharges to the ocean–represents the largest accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history,” according to a National Science Foundation synopsis of a study. “As of February 2012, … Continue reading

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