This GIF Shows How Impossible It Is to Find a Plane in the Pacific

The Pacific Ocean is very, very big. Airplanes are big, too—but, compared to the Pacific Ocean, they are almost comically small. So, as rescuers finish up a week of searching unsuccessfully for Malaysia Air Flight 370, it's worth taking a second to marvel at what an impossible a task it is to find one little plane in… » 3/13/14 10:40am 3/13/14 10:40am

Recycled Island: A Colorful Paradise Made From Garbage

The resourceful Dutch want to turn the Pacific Garbage Patch into a tropical destination. The idea is to recycle the plastic waste floating in our oceans into building materials for an habitable, self-sustaining island. » 7/15/10 9:00pm 7/15/10 9:00pm

Plastiki, the Ship Made From 12,000 Plastic Bottles, Will Set Sail This…

After what feels like years of concept renders and photos of the hairy David de Rothschild accompanying gushing magazine pieces about his plastic bottle boat, the Plastiki will set sail this month across the Pacific Ocean. » 3/01/10 4:20pm 3/01/10 4:20pm