Using only the power of the sun's rays, the souped up lightweight aircraft climbs to nearly 6,000 feet and stays aloft for more than two hours.
The second-generation solar plane has been redesigned and rebuilt with smarter, lighter, and more efficient materials. Now, the aircraft is ready tackle a flight of global proportions.
The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.
A fabric rip causes the solar-powered plane to complete the last leg of its historic flight three hours earlier than scheduled.
As the solar-powered plane nears the end of its coast-to-coast U.S. journey, pilot André Borschberg speaks with CNET about the view from 8,000 feet up.
A Belgian company hopes to persuade wealthy people as well as businesses to buy its ultralight two-seater helicopter. It showed a prototype at the Paris Air Show.
The solar-powered airplane is on a coast-to-coast voyage across the U.S. to promote the viability of clean energy.
The longest leg of the cross-country tour marks a distance record for solar-powered aviation as the slender aircraft touches down in Texas.
The solar-powered airplane departs California on a tour that will take it across the nation ahead of a globe-circling journey in 2015.
Twitter dives into social-media fueled shopping with a "Buy" button that lets consumers purchase goods without leaving its site.