Solar Impulse

This Self-Fuelling Boat Just Set Off on an Epic 6-Year Global Voyage

Can't stop, won't stop.<p>An amazing hydrogen-powered round-the-world ocean voyage has just gotten underway, with the US$5.25-million Energy Observer …

Energy

Self-sufficient hydrogen boat embarks on 6-year journey around the world

The world watched in anticipation as the groundbreaking Solar Impulse 2 plane circumnavigated the globe last year. Now, the “Solar Impulse of the …

Lifestyle

Energy Observer makes first stop on six-year journey powered by the sun, wind and hydrogen

Part zero-emission experiment, part floating laboratory, the Energy Observer recently arrived in Paris on the first stop of its six-year, 50-country …

Energy

Solar Impulse CEO says this can make air transport cheaper, cleaner, quieter and safer

Electric propulsion technology can potentially make air transport cheaper, quieter, safer and more environmentally friendly, according to one of the …

Solar Power

EGEB: US solar hardware manufacturing + hypocrisy, Bloomberg drops $200M on mayors, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>California Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful Solar Initiative – <i>This bill would continuously appropriate $5 million each year from the Greenhouse</i> …

Renewable Energy

Good Chemistry Solar Impulse Beer

It still might be behind the pace of the United States, but the craft beer scene in the UK continues to grow with some impressive offerings. One that …

Shopping

Paris Air Show: Decades of crazy, cool planes

A groundbreaking sun-powered airplane -- Solar Impulse -- thrilled crowds at Paris in 2011.<p>Although it's a single-seater, its wingspan is almost as wide as a 747-400. Five years later, a similar plane -- Solar Impulse 2 -- made history by finishing a 17-leg, 16-month journey around the world, …

Aviation

Swiss aviation pioneer brings electric flights into present

Tiny all-electric planes that can take off and land vertically - this sci-fi future is not that far away, and Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder …

Aviation

Swiss in Texas, high-tech planes and the wolf saga

Here are some of the stories we will feature in the week beginning on June 12, 2017.<p><b>Monday</b><p>As part of our series on Swiss people living abroad, we …

European News

Meet the Stratolaunch Megaplane Taking Satellites Into Orbit

Since Orville and Wilbur Wright, founders have been trying to find ways to break the barriers of air travel. We’ve seen Boom Airlines looking to …

Aerospace

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Technology (India)

“There is big resistance to the energy transition in Switzerland”

Psychologist and aviator Bertrand Piccard has twice made memorable global circumnavigations: first, in a balloon, and more recently with Solar …

Solar Power

Swiss Solar Plane Completes Its First Test Flight

The hope is to someday bring it to the edge of space.<p>A group of Swiss adventurers say they have completed the first test flight of a new solar-powered airplane they hope will eventually reach the edge of space.<p>The team says pilot Damian Hirschier performed a seven-minute flight at low altitude with …

Aerospace

New Solar Plane’s Next Target: Space

Geneva (AP) -- A group of Swiss adventurers say they have completed the first test flight of a new solar-powered airplane they hope will eventually …

Solar Power

32 incredible world records held by Switzerland and the Swiss

From its stunning scenery to its world-class science, its incredibly efficient transport system to its truly remarkable per capita consumption of …

Europe

Switzerland celebrates 25 years of solar innovation

On April 28, 1992, the first solar power station in Switzerland, the largest in Europe at the time, was inaugurated on the aptly named Mont-Soleil …

European News

Stratospheric plane begins test flights

An experimental stratospheric solar plane has begun its first test flights in Payerne in western Switzerland. Eco-adventurer Raphael Domjan talks to …

Solar Power

This boat shows the way to a clean energy future

The <i>Race for Water</i>, a revolutionary vessel entirely propelled by a mix of clean energies has departed for its five-year round the world odyssey. …

Energy

Malaysia Airlines implements global flight tracking

Three years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline is claiming a world first with the …

Aviation

Solar Impulse co-founder aims to make electric aviation a reality with new company

Electric high-speed trains have been zipping passengers across Europe and Asia for decades. Now the era of affordable electric cars is beginning with …

Lifestyle

Zunum’s Hybrid Jet Could Finally Electric Flight a Reality

Author: Eric Adams. Eric Adams Transportation<p>Date of Publication: 04.12.17.<p>Time of Publication: 8:30 am. 8:30 am<p>Zunum’s Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make …

Aerospace

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 6: 2011-2017

In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic <b>Omega</b> Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present …

Watches

Solar-powered catamaran sets off on five-year voyage

The Swiss-led catamaran expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” set off from the Lorient port in northwestern France on Sunday on a five-year voyage to …

European News

EAA Earns STC for TruTrak Autopilot Install System

TruTrak Flight Systems is now selling autopilot install kits for the Cessna 172 F through R models and the Cessna 177 after the Experimental Aircraft …

Aviation

Want Electric Airplanes? Try Starting Small and Boring

When the all-electric Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi last summer after an around-the-world voyage, it trumpeted a future of fossil …

Solar Power

Speedy Tuesday – 60 Years of Speedmaster – An Overview

2017 marks the year of the Speedmaster or more specifically: 60 years of Speedmaster. Omega sent an awesome press kit last week to journalists with …

Watches

A Closer Look at the World’s Most Inspiring Solar Projects

Ok, so you should all know by now just how great solar power is. It comes in various forms and not only is it by far more efficient than fossil …

Renewable Energy

Bertrand Piccard Wins Explorers Medal For World Record Balloon and Solar-Powered Flights

To much fanfare last July, Bertrand Piccard, with copilot Andre Borschberg, completed the first circumnavigation of the world in a plane powered by the sun, Solar Impulse 2. “The old world today is not a continent or country, but a state of mind of polluting technologies – oil and CO2 emissions,” …

Solar Power

This cutting-edge golf shaft was built specifically for average golfers

TPT Golf, a new shaft company that believes it has developed not only a better graphite shaft but a better way to make a graphite shaft, isn’t planning to roll out its technological wonder by giving it to tour pros.<p>No, instead, it’s going to start by offering it only to regular Joes. Well, the kind …

Golf

Sun and wind to power Energy Observer catamaran on six year circumnavigation

The Energy Observer catamaran is poised to set sail around the world powered by renewable energy. It will spend six years on its historic journey on the high seas.<p>The craft will be powered by the sun and wind, backed up with a fuel cell system that converts sea water into hydrogen.<p>A team of around …

Energy