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Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.

WATCH: 100% Solar-Powered Plane Aims To Fly Around The World

Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

A 100% solar-powered airplane aims to be the first in history to fly around the world. In the above segment for CBS’ "60 Minutes", Bertrand Picca...

Hot-Air Ballooning at the Reno Air Races with Brian Jones

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

They call it "auto racing in the sky." Every year, aircraft owners gather in Reno to compete on big ovals, like NASCAR, except the tracks are in the clouds.

'Solar Impulse,' Solar-Powered Plane, Takes Off For 24-Hour Test Flight

AP | FRANK JORDANS and ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) GENEVA — An experimental solar-powered plane took off from western Switzerland on Wednesday for a 24-hour test flight – a key step in...

Solar Plane Test Flight: Bertrand Piccard Tests Round-The-World Solar Plane

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PAYERNE, Switzerland — At the pace of a fast bicycle, a solar-powered plane took to the skies for its maiden flight Wednesday, passing an import...

Are Solar-Powered Airplanes In Our Future?

GOOD | Future Transportation > Tobin Hack on March 1, 2010 at 5:00 Am PST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Switzerland, two pioneers are coming closer and closer to a flight around the world powered only by solar energy....