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2010-02-27 06:40:00

A skipper who is hoping to be the first person to sail around the world using only solar power, unveiled his catamaran late this week that he says could be a sign for possible pollution-free shipping in the future. Raphael Domjan's dream, a 100 foot long white catamaran named PlanetSolar, was designed to reach a top speed of 15 knots (15 miles per hour) and is capable of transporting 50 passengers. The vessel cost nearly 24 million dollars to build and is the world's biggest...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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