Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Downwind Faster Than the Wind - Epic Conversation!

Here's a question:

Can a wind-powered vehicle travel faster than the wind that is propelling it?

Common sense would say that would be impossible.

And yet...

I just heard mention of this phenomenon (and the MASSIVE argument/conversation that accompanies it) on boingboing.

I'm not sure what exactly to think. The laws of physics are unbreakable. Until they are broken, that is.

Just last year our species realized for the first time that hitting salt water with radio waves makes it flammable. We obviously have much to learn.

Thoughts? Ideas? Theories? We love 'em!

Science is fun!

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