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This solar-powered self-driving boat is making a historic journey across the Atlantic Ocean

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 16, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 13, 2016

Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, a small autonomous kayak is braving wind and waves to demonstrate the power of solar energy. Isaac Penny and Christopher Sam Soon's Solar Voyager embarked from Boston on June 1, and they hope it will land in Portugal in October. Sam Soon and Penny, both engineers, began the project in 2013, with the goal of building a boat from scratch that could travel the world on its own. They aren't the first to send an autonomous craft to sail the ocean, but a...






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