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The Frenchman sails across the Atlantic – in a barrel

Jean-Jacques Savin left the Canary Islands off the West African coast on Wednesday in a refined, barrel-shaped capsule that he had used for months. He travels at "two or three kilometers per hour" (one to two miles per hour) and intends to (literally) move across the ocean using currents (literally), he told the AFP News Agency in a telephone interview …

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US destroyer sails through waters claimed by Russia

WASHINGTON – The US Navy sent a warship across the Sea of ​​Japan to rarely fight Russia's maritime claims in international waters, officials said. Wednesday's patrol known as "Freedom of Navigation" came amid tensions between Washington and Moscow over the arrest of Russia against three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew members for alleged violation of Russian territorial waters near …

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Harvard researchers suggest that strange interstellar objects can be extraterrestrial light sails

Astronomers discovered something out of the ordinary last year. Something really strange. Now, a Harvard professor suggests it's an alien awning that's been sent for life – ours! It was our first known interstellar visitor when he was discovered in October last year when he saw the sun go by. With the name "Oumuamua" – Hawaiian for messengers – it …

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This is a sailboat and these are sails

We undeniably consume the few remains of petroleum, and that's why it's getting expensive. To reduce fuel costs, shipping companies return to sailing boats. Yes, seriously. Sailboats. But they do not look like any sails you've seen before. You know sails – most of the time big rectangular things, sometimes big triangular things, almost always (but not always) always made …

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US sails warships past disputed islands in the South China Sea

A US official told CNN that the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins and the cruiser USS Antietam sailed with 12 miles from four of the Paracel Islands, which the US Navy calls a "navigational freedom", meaning enforcement of the law for free access in international waters. The US Navy operation took place on Sunday, according to Reuters, who first reported …

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US carrier sails in disputed sea, as China shows its own strength

Rear Admiral Steve Koehler, Commander of CSG-9 of US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, briefs the Philippine generals on Tuesday, April 10, 2011 in international waters off the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier CVN-71 traverses the controversial South China Sea in the most recent account of America's military might, after China has built a series of islands with military facilities …

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Box Office: "Black Panther" sails past "Titanic" becomes No. 3 ever in the US

It's the latest milestone for the superhero image. Ryan Coogler's Black Panther still writes in cinemas nearly two months after its first release. The latest achievement: The Disney and Marvel superhero-Tentpole has James Cameron's Titanic on Saturday for the third-best title of all time at the North American box office behind Star Wars: The Awakening of Power ($ 936.7 million) …

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