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Aussie Teen Completes Solo Voyage Around World

16-year-old sailor is the youngest person to do so

(Newser) - After 210 days at sea, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson sailed into Sydney Harbour today to complete her solo and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe. She's the youngest person ever to make such a trip. Australia's ABC reports that thousands of cheering locals crowded the shore to welcome Watson, who, after... More »

Kite Ship's Maiden Voyage a Success

Sails allowed cargo vessel to use 20% less fuel during trip

(Newser) - Environmental concerns might get shipping companies to go back to the future, Earth2Tech.com reports, after a cargo vessel recently used 20% less fuel than normal on a 12,000-mile journey by a kite-like sail. The EU contributed $1.9 million to help rig the Beluga SkySails with the 1,... More »

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