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The hull of the cargo ship VindskipTM acts as a large wing sail. © LADE AS
The hull of the cargo ship VindskipTM acts as a large wing sail. © LADE AS


Wind-Powered Freighters

To make ships more eco-efficient, engineers have been working with alternative fuels. A Norwegian engineer is currently pursuing a new approach: With VindskipTM, he has designed a cargo ship that is powered by wind and gas. Software developed by Fraunhofer researchers will ensure an optimum use of the available wind energy at any time. International […]

Polar bears on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, near the North Pole. USS Honolulu pictured
Polar bears on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, near the North Pole. USS Honolulu pictured in file photo.


Submarine Data Used To Investigate Turbulence Beneath Arctic Ice

Using recently released Royal Navy submarine data, researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice. Recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may have a big impact on the circulation, chemistry and biology of the Arctic Ocean, due to ice-free waters becoming more turbulent. […]