Gas stations don't tend to feature prominently here on Geekosystem, but when they do the stories tend to be pretty epic. Over this past weekend, gas stations suddenly got even more interesting when three stations in New Jersey were mistakenly refilled with jet fuel, and they then passed said jet fuel on to the cars that refueled at them. It's unclear how many automobiles were affected by the mix-up, but none of them were suddenly capable of breaking the sound barrier, so there goes that dream.
Refueling ships while they're still at sea is a rather expensive maneuver. Even so, it's not like there's a renewable resource just sitting around waiting to be converted into fuel for these oceanic behemoths. That's not what scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory think, though. They're developing a process to convert all that seawater sitting right off the starboard side into jet fuel. It's hard to say how efficient it might be on a large scale, but it has to be better than lugging the necessary fuel out there.