A small ship is lit by a ray of sunshine as it sails up the Tagus river in Lisbon, Portugal on February 25.
Every now and then, a bit of engineering comes by that is both deeply simple, and beautifully complex. This tool for hooking the mooring lines of boats onto a dock cleat is flat-out mesmerizing.
This falcon-cam view as the predator hunts a crow is incredible — but just as incredible is the old sailing illusion it's using to do so.
There may be a very simple solution to the oil-guzzling problem on cargo ships that haul huge loads across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Wind power. A German company called SkySails believes that by attaching what are essentially giant parasails to cargo ships, they can reduce their use of oil by up to 35 percent.