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'Plastiki' book captures boat's epic ocean journey (photos)

A year after David de Rothschild's all-plastic craft traveled from California to Australia, a new book examines the project close-up.

23 Images By April 4, 2011


Dive on in: Fabien Cousteau and the urge to live under the sea

Next spring, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques, will lead a 31-day mission, living in an underwater lab and exploring the mysteries of the deep. And you're invited to come along.

By November 28, 2013


After 6,000 miles, Plastiki defying its doubters

From a brief stopover on an island about 900 miles from Australia, David de Rothschild talks tech and shares his view of life at sea on an all-plastic boat.

By July 14, 2010


At long last, the Plastiki sets sail (photos)

After months of anticipation, banking heir David de Rothschild's boat, made buoyant by 12,000 soda bottles, sets sail for Australia.

21 Images By March 20, 2010


Message in a bottle, high-tech style

Artist tracks progress of bottle he set afloat in Pacific last April as part of awareness effort about precariousness oceans. Whoever finds it near Philippines could earn $250 bounty.

By March 24, 2011


Plastiki: Message in a bottle raft

British adventurer David de Rothschild plans to sail from San Francisco to Australia in a 60-foot vessel made from recycled plastic bottles--and to teach the world a few lessons about recycling along the way.

By March 13, 2009


Plastic-bottle boat completes voyage across Pacific

Plastiki, constructed of more than 12,000 discarded soft-drink bottles, arrives in Australia after an 11,000-mile journey.

By July 25, 2010


Brewing a better coffee cup online

Starbucks has thrown its weight--and $20,000 in prize money--behind a competition to design a legitimate alternative to the disposable coffee cup.

By May 21, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Muziic faces the music

A 15-year-old boy and his dad come up with a music service that uses tunes from YouTube clips. What are some of the challenges they could face?

By March 13, 2009