Newly and proudly added to our research page: Feasibility and Design of the Clubstead: A Cable-Stayed Floating Structure for Offshore Dwellings.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s our futurist-focused promo for Ephemerisle, please link to it and spread the word!
Here’s our libertarian-focused promo for Ephemerisle, please link to it and spread the word!
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.