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Pacific Drone Challenge™: 4500 Miles Across the Pacific – Non-Stop and Unmanned - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Two competing teams from the United States and Japan will fly their drones across the Pacific Ocean to test the endurance and capability of their …

Drones

Electric Planes: How Commercial Air Travel Will Soon Be Green

This is what needs to happen for large e-planes to take off.<p>As electric cars go mainstream, it’s only natural that thoughts turn to the possibilities …

Aerospace

Top 10: See a calligraphy exhibition at Etihad Modern Art Gallery, catch a screening of Point of No Return with a talk by a pilot and crew member of Solar Impulse 2

<b>Abu Dhabi</b><p><b>Exhibition</b><p>See <i>Words Are Rain That Grow Flowers II</i>, a group calligraphy exhibition by contemporary artists in the classical Arabic art form. …

United Arab Emirates

Can Someone Design a Drone to Fly All the Way Across the Pacific?

It's the subject of a new challenge. No fuel stops, no pilots.<p>A new contest will aim to push the limits of commercial drone flight. The Pacific Drone Challenge hopes to offer a modern response to Charles Lindbergh by asking who can make the first non-stop, un-refueled and unmanned flight from Japan …

Drones

EasyJet partners with electric aircraft manufacturer and eyes a future without jet fuel

Low-cost airline EasyJet has entered into a partnership with electric aircraft manufacturer Wright Electric.<p>In an announcement Wednesday, the airline …

Aerospace

On World Tourism Day, travel to these spectacular destinations

The Great Wall of China, also one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is even more stunning when covered in snow. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)<p>The …

List-Worthy

ANALYSIS: Helicopter developments continue despite downturn

Despite a sector downturn that is causing pain to all the major helicopter manufacturers the development of new products continues unabated. After …

Aerospace

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 …

Science

Self-fuelled hydrogen boat begins 6-year round-the-world trip

<b>A former racing catamaran converted to be powered purely by renewable technologies has set off from Paris on a six year round the world voyage.</b>The …

Engineering

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

The idea of a renewable energy-powered sea vessel isn't especially novel. After all, we've been traveling the seas for thousands of years under wind …

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 …

Energy

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

5 Reasons To Visit EXPO 2017 Astana Now

Where were you when … Telephones and touchscreens, broadcast television and video conferencing, the x-ray and IMAX technologies are among the vital innovations first presented to the public at the World’s Fairs. Many things have changed since the initial <i>Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of</i> …

Expo 2017

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)

Sana Health aims to stop insomnia with smart goggles

When Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard set out to fly around the world in a plane that uses no fuel, he knew he wasn’t going to get much rest. During the journey, he would be able to sleep, at a maximum, three hours per day with rest meted out in twenty-minute intervals. The plane, which could …

Startups

“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 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

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 Swiss solar plane completes 1st test flight, aims higher

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 reach the edge of space.<p>The team says pilot Damian Hirschier performed a seven-minute flight at low altitude with the SolarStratos plane in "ideal" …

Business

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

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

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