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Comment: Re:Reinventing the wheel, and getting $$$ for it (Score 5, Informative) 251

by CIANCHAMBLISS (#21484397) Attached to: Football Field-Sized Kite Powers Latest Freighter
The difference between conventional sails and the kite (from the article) - the wind 1000 feet up is going to be stronger than the wind at the surface. Also, with this technology, it looks like it is easier to retrofit the existing fleet of ships with a sail than to add a conventional sail.

I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that they might escape the lusts of the flesh. -- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"

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