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Here comes the sun

Apparently, those US defence research guys at DARPA seem to be hugely inspired by plans and prototypes for solar-powered UAVs that can store enough juice during sunlight to keep flying through the wee hours. According to Wired.com, DARPA has been mightily impressed with UAVs that have already demonstrated quite long flights, even though these have been concentrated near the […]

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Acting on impulse: adventures in solar power

It has the wingspan of an Airbus A340, the wing load of paragliders and delta aircraft and, in relation to its size, is around eight times lighter than some of the best gliders around. And you’ll be able to check it out for yourself next month on June 26 when the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, which […]

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