Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

Quimperié’s Luxury MIG 675 is a hydrogen-powered boat that grabs energy directly from the water beneath it as it zips across the waves. The high-tech 22-foot-long boat has seats for three and it tops out at 70 mph. It’s quite the zippy, zero-emissions ride, and it has a price tag to match – it retails for $329,727. We’re still not quite sure how the technology in this speed demon works, Quimperié isn’t letting out much information about the engine inside the boat but it sure looks fast. Check out video proof of the boat’s speed after the jump!


As we know it

The emergence of the super-yachts began in the beginning of the twentieth century, when many private owned yachts became a growing rage with the super rich. This opulence naturally became an interest for the press to highlight its popularity. These super-yachts began to appear in magazines which again highlighted the industry boom of these yachts. In the present day, there has been a massive growth in the popularity, size and growth of these luxury yachts. Some of these are operated as charter yachts for businesses and some are available for part time charter but privately owned.


Ocean-faring robots set sail on Guinness record attempt

Four robots left the Golden Gate today on an across the globe mission to set a world distance record and demonstrate new data-gathering tools that could help save the planet.

The robots, known as Wave Gliders, were built by a Silicon Valley startup known as Liquid Robotics. And starting today, the four autonomous sea-faring craft are heading out on journeys to Australia and Japan with the intention of setting the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled on the surface of the Earth by a robot.

The four Wave Gliders are thought to be capable of traveling across the world without any fuel or outside propulsion. But setting records is really just a “stunt,” said James Gosling, one of the creators of the Java programming language and now Liquid Robotics’ chief software architect. By that, Gosling meant that going for the record would draw attention to the robots’ real work: helping bring scientists, educators, students, industry, and many others access to a level of data about the world’s oceans that may never have been possible before.