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Solar-powered plane embarks on longest leg of round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2, which is entirely powered by solar energy, is attempting to fly from Nagoya, Japan, to Hawaii. The flight will take approximately five days.

By June 29, 2015


Attention planespotters: Watch a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world voyage

A solar-powered plane is preparing for a 35,000km trip around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Here's how you can follow its journey.

By January 21, 2015


Tomorrow Daily: Fully solar-powered plane will attempt flight around the globe

The Solar Impulse 2 is the world's first airplane powered entirely by sunlight, and it will soon embark on a 12-leg journey around the world. It's an ambitious flight that could take up to 5 months if the weather doesn't cooperate, but the plane's pilots hope the trip inspires sustainable design.

By January 14, 2015


Solar-powered plane completes third leg of flight across America

The Solar Impulse successfully lands in St. Louis early Tuesday to finish the third leg of its five-leg trek from San Francisco to New York.

By June 4, 2013


Solar airplane soars to start first-ever round-the-world trip

The Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of an attempted 20,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe -- an unprecedented journey for a sun-powered craft.

By March 9, 2015


Solar Impulse breaks record for longest sun-powered flight

By landing safely in Hawaii after a five-day leg, the Swiss plane -- on an around-the-world trip -- also sets the record for longest solo flight by time.

By July 3, 2015


One year later, Hyperloop remains a fantasy

Elon Musk's tube transport concept unveiled a year ago remains just that: a concept. It also proves that even when the Internet falls in love, radical ideas rarely exit the realm of fiction.

By August 13, 2014


Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes maiden voyage

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.

By June 2, 2014


Solar Impulse 2 aims for round-the-world flight

The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.

By April 9, 2014


Facebook reportedly in talks for drone maker Titan Aerospace

Social-networking giant looking at the company's solar-powered high-altitude drones to deliver Internet access, according to TechCrunch.

By March 3, 2014