Discuss: The Science of Sustainable Shipping

  • 2 Replies
  • 3038 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
Discuss: The Science of Sustainable Shipping
« on: 16/11/2010 17:07:36 »
We set sail to discover the science of sustainable shipping in this week's Naked Scientists.  We visit an enormous wave tank to find out how the sea swell can impact on damaged ships, and look at the problems caused by sulphur-rich shipping fuel.  Plus, we hoist the SkySail, an enormous parafoil kite that can be deployed from the deck of a ship to cut fuel consumption by up to 60%.  In the news we hear how happiness can be found here and now, why children tire so quickly when walking and how Earth became oxygenated 400,000 years earlier than we thought.  Also, we investigate the elegant physics of a lapping cat!
Listen to this Show

or  

If you want to discuss this show, or ask a question, this is the place to do it.
« Last Edit: 16/11/2010 17:07:36 by _system »

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
Discuss: The Science of Sustainable Shipping
« Reply #1 on: 16/11/2010 17:07:36 »
« Last Edit: 16/11/2010 17:07:36 by _system »

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
Discuss: The Science of Sustainable Shipping
« Reply #2 on: 10/12/2010 15:27:26 »
We set sail to discover the science of sustainable shipping in this week's Naked Scientists. We visit an enormous wave tank to find out how the sea swell can impact on damaged ships, and look at the problems caused by sulphur-rich shipping fuel. Plus, we hoist the SkySail, an enormous parafoil kite that can be deployed from the deck of a ship to cut fuel consumption by up to 60%. In the news we hear how happiness can be found here and now, why children tire so quickly when walking and how Earth became oxygenated 400,000 years earlier than we thought. Also, we investigate the elegant physics of a lapping cat!

Read the article then tell us what you think...

« Last Edit: 10/12/2010 15:27:26 by _system »