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Solar plane that can fly at night begins cross-country trip

The first plane to fly day and night on solar power took off Friday from Moffett Field in California, headed across the U.S. Two pilots will take turns flying 20-hour stretches apiece on the 5-leg trip, ending at New York's JFK Airport in early July. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a car, and will travel about 40 miles an hour.

May 3, 2013


Sia, Estelle, Sons & Daughters

On Crossfade TV this week, the Download Music crew kicks off the new year with a look at exciting new '08 releases from Scottish rockers Sons & Daughters, Zero 7 vocalist Sia, and London R&B-pop diva Estelle, whose funky 'American Boy' features Kanye West.

May 21, 2008


New solar airplane unveiled in Switzerland

The Solar Impluse HB-SIA is designed to fly day and night without fuel. A prototype is scheduled for a test flight before the end of the year.

By June 29, 2009


Chip group sees first sales decline since 2001

This story misstated the day the SIA made its announcement. It is Wednesday.

By November 19, 2008


Utilities Updates: AcidSearch 0.4; SafariSIA 1.0b1; MainMenu 0.2.6; Rubbish 1.0; more

Utilities Updates: AcidSearch 0.4; SafariSIA 1.0b1; MainMenu 0.2.6; Rubbish 1.0; more

By April 18, 2005


SIA: Chip sales to hit record, flatten

Semiconductor sales will reach $214 billion this year, a new record high. But next year will be about the same.

By November 3, 2004


Putting the chip buzz back in U.S.

George Scalise, president of SIA, says the federal government needs to do more to encourage domestic chip production.

By July 5, 2006


Chip sales dip slightly in June

Chip sales dropped to $18 billion in June, a 0.5 percent decline from the $18.1 billion reported in May, according to the SIA.

By August 1, 2005


Chip group launches nano initiative

SIA aims to match nanotech breakthroughs with federal funding.

By December 1, 2004


SIA sets best practices ahead of hearings

The Securities Industry Association's proposals for self-regulation come before this week's congressional hearings, in which analysts will be probed for grade inflation and conflicts of interest.

By June 12, 2001