Solar Impulse

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. Monday 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 …

Sleep

Five takeaways from Sunday’s Swiss energy vote

On May 21, Swiss voters endorsed a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, ban new nuclear power plants and ensure lower energy …

European News

“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

New Swiss solar plane aspires to reach edge of space

GENEVA — A group of Swiss adventurers say they have completed the first test flight of a new solar-powered airplane they hope will eventually reach …

Aviation

New Solar Plane’s Next Target: Space - Bloomberg

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 …

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 …

Aviation

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. Running on a mix of solar power, batteries, hydrogen, and a high-altitude kite, the ambassador vessel to the Race for Water foundation is first heading to …

Energy

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

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

11 of the Most Impressive Solar Projects Powering Our World

The Sun's limitless energy is all around us. We just need to harness it.<p>Here in the United States, we need updated infrastructure, but we also need some forward-thinking ways to power it now and into the future. There are plenty of examples out there around the world, many of which are …

Alternative 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 …

Alternative Energy

Swiss Solar Pilot Who Circled Globe Wants to Talk Climate With Trump - Bloomberg

Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss pilot who circumnavigated the world in a solar-powered plane, wants to convince Donald Trump that investing in clean …

Renewable Energy

The 13 top energy developments of 2016

First-time corporate energy buyers such as 3M and future-focused mobility moves by Toyota are just the tip of the news that made waves last year.

Renewable Energy

Atmospheric Battery Acid - Advisory Today - Temperature Recovery Coming

As you fumble with partially frostbitten fingers this morning, pleading with your car to warm up, wondering why you took this job, having a rare …

Climate Change

16 events from 2016 that should give you hope for the future

This past year might have been a trying one, but among the negative news stories were plenty of bright spots.<p>For every celebrity death, there was a scientific breakthrough. For every bit of political nonsense (well, maybe not <i>every</i> bit of nonsense) there were leaps forward in clean energy.<p>In case …

Solar Power

Yes, This Year Was a Garbage Fire, But Here Are 23 Good Things That Happened in 2016

Let's face it: 2016 was <i>rough</i>. Terrorist attacks, police shootings, the Syrian civil war, Zika virus, Brexit, the U.S. presidential election—the list goes on and on and on. Though 2016 seems like the worst year in recent memory, there were still plenty of good things that happened over the past 12 …

Dakota Access Pipeline

10 News Stories That Prove 2016 Wasn’t All Bad

There's new denying that a lot of bad stuff happened in 2016, but it's also worth remembering that some really great things happened this past year. …

Vincent Van Gogh

Our most memorable photos of 2016

As photo editors, we see millions of photos through the year. Many of the images never make publication. Some are inspirational and happy, and some are tragic and terribly graphic. As we tell stories with the photos we choose, there are always images that resonate with us, change us and are …

Photography

Science: Best long reads of 2016 (part two)

<b>There has been a feast of interesting stories behind the news headlines this year.</b><p>Here's part two of our festive selection of science and environment long reads.<p>Football as a numbers game. <b>By Jonathan Sullivan</b><p>"Big data" - the world of analytics, algorithms and statistical models - is increasingly …

Science

2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Renewable Energy

These 6 Solar Innovations Could Help Transform Our World

Solar energy has transformed how we live in our homes, how we travel throughout the world, and even how we communicate with others, near and far. The …

Sustainable Business

France is now home to a 'solar road'

A 'solar road' is now open for use in Normandy, France. The one kilometer trial installation, known as Wattway, is made up of 2,880 photovoltaic …

Clean Energy