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21This is the sci-fi technology the oil industry needs to stay afloat [w/video]

There are some cool things about the oil industry. Well, one at least. This is the Dockwise Vanguard heavy marine transport vessel, and it is a marvel. It is 900 feet long, 230 feet wide, and can carry a total of 117,000 metric tons (that's almost 258 million pounds!). That is enough to carry an offshore oil platform, which is impressive in and of itself, but it's how the Vanguard loads its cargo that is particularly nifty.

24In wake of oil rig disaster, Obama promises no new offshore drilling until...

Image of oil slick captured by NASA's Aqua Satellite - Click above to watch video after the jump

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