07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Test Run: Solar-Powered Plane To Go Round-The-World

In 2012, a French adventurer by the unlikely name of Piccard plans to go boldly where no one has gone before--namely, around the world in a solar-powered airplane. To be sure, we've seen solar employed in concept vehicles and in limited ways by consumer autos like the 2010 Toyota Prius. However, that's a far cry from hitting 27,000 feet in a ..

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