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Directly Downwind Faster Than The Wind

Here’s a brainteaser for you: Can you build a craft, powered by the wind only, capable of moving downwind faster than the wind itself?

As in, can you build a vehicle that travels thirty miles an hour in a ten mile an hour wind?

The answer, surprisingly and in total violation of the laws of physics, is yes.

Read on: One Man’s Quest to Outrace Wind

via wired.

 

SuperForester Steve and the DIY R2-D2!

The infamous Steven Leckart has a great video up over at wired.com about a group of bay area builders who’ve constructed some wicked working R2-D2′s. Wantee.

What do you think? Ten years before we all have one? Eleven years? Twelve?
I want one yesterday.

Cheers, Steve!