Feasibility and Design of the Clubstead Presented at OMAE 2010

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Newly and proudly added to our research page: Feasibility and Design of the Clubstead: A Cable-Stayed Floating Structure for Offshore Dwellings.

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Secession Week 2010 at Let A Thousand Nations Bloom

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Just like last year, we’re celebrating July 4th at our sister blog Let A Thousand Nations Bloom with a Secession Week blogging event in honor of America’s Secession from the UK. We’ll be posting on different aspects of secession all week.

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Ephemerisle 2010 Cancellation

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We regret to tell our community that after much discussion this week, we are canceling Ephemerisle 2010 due to insurance costs. The estimate for insurance-related expenses has risen from an early estimate of $55,000 to a total of $135,000, with much of the jump happening a week ago. This caused us to take a long, hard look at Ephemerisle’s budget and the ROI of the event as a whole.

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Voith Schneider Propeller

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The Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), also known as a cycloidal drive (CD) is a specialized marine propulsion system (MPS). It is highly maneuverable, being able to change the direction of its thrust almost instantaneously. It is widely used on tugs and ferries; but in recent years, it has also been used in offshore vessels, like Platform Supply Vessels, or even in Offshore Accommodation Vessels. Continue reading

Ephemerisle: Evolving Society on Humanity’s Next Frontier, July 22-25

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Here’s our futurist-focused promo for Ephemerisle, please link to it and spread the word!


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Ephemerisle: A Floating Festival of Freedom on Humanity’s Next Frontier, July 22-25

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Eph from aboveHere’s our libertarian-focused promo for Ephemerisle, please link to it and spread the word!

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Sorry for the downtime!

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As some of you noticed, the site was down over the weekend due to a scheduled upgrade at our hosting provider. Our apologies for not warning you about this in advance. All better now. Continue reading