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    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2010
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    Habitat for the coming Waterworld

    Waterworld 3.0

    Shahar ran across this image and kindly shared with me. I was reminded of the LILYPAD project that themillinator posted a while back.

    The companion article is sparce, but the secondary image below blew me away.


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      CommentAuthorjeffkevlar
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2010
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    what are those jellyfish purple things dangling from it?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2010
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    They're "ducks" as in “Salter's Duck” ...

    While historic references to the power of waves do exist, the modern scientific pursuit of wave energy was begun in the 1970s by Stephen Salter, in response to the Oil Crisis. His 1974 invention became known as Salter's Duck or Nodding Duck, although it was officially referred to as the Edinburgh Duck.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    Ah, they look like coffins and that felt way too Matrix-y...
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    you could probably fit bodies inside them

    which immediately makes this more interesting to me
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    "LETMEOUTICAN'TSWIMLETMEOUTICAN'TSWIMLETMEOUTICAN'TSWIMLETMEOUTICAN'TSWIMLETMEOUTICAN'TSWIMLETMEOUTICAN'TSWIM!"
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    They do certainly remind me of the hibernation capsules in Ocean...
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    @glukkake and warren - That would be a great alternative disposal method for corpses. And it could provide nutrients to the surrounding environment.

    @rickiep00h - Thanks for reminding me to go get Ocean this weekend.
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    Plastic Beach eh?