Thursday, July 8, 2010

Randomness: The Solar Plane

PAYERNE, Switzerland — An experimental solar-powered plane completed its first 24-hour test flight successfully Thursday, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night.
Story here.

I knew this project would succeed. How?
Project co-founder Bertrand Piccard, himself a record-breaking balloonist, said many people had been skeptical that renewable energy could ever be used to take a man into the air and keep him there.
There was a Piccard at the helm. Enough said.

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