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Hacking the wind

Original post made on Mar 8, 2011

Silicon Valley's geek ethos, which views problem-solving more as recreation than responsibility, propelled a Mountain View man to build a machine capable of doing something scientists said was impossible.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 7, 2011, 10:45 AM

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Posted by David, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

Do check out their blog www.fasterthanthewind.org and www.thinairdesigns.com


Posted by Alex M., a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

I went to their web site and checked out some of the YouTube videos. This has to be one of the coolest things I've seen in the past year. They went about 50 mph directly downwind in a 20 mph wind. They're working on another cart that will do something similar but directly upwind.


Posted by dfb, a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Sportvision did not do it for charity. It expects a stake in any of the technology that comes from this. That's how the Silicon Valley works. :-)


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