AFP (June 20, 2016) The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft sets off from New York's JFK airport, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy.
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AFP (June 23, 2016) The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain on Thursday morning after completing a 70-hour flight from New York in the first solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane.
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Newsy (Jan. 31, 2015) The crew of Two Eagles looks to have set new records for gas balloon flight duration and distance, but officials have yet to confirm the numbers.
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AFP (Nov. 6, 2013) Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another -- Japan's Mount ... watch video
Reuters (May 29, 2013) Boston-based company Altaeros has developed a new wind power generator in the form of a giant balloon they say will offer a cheap renewable energy to communities off the grid. ... watch video
AP (Oct. 16, 2012) Nick Warner, a physics professor at the Univ. of Southern California, says the lack of air resistance was key when Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier after he jumped from his balloon-tethered ... watch video
AFP (July 26, 2012) Preparing for his attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound in free-fall, Felix Baumgartner made a successful test jump on Wednesday from a balloon at an altitude of over 96,640 ... watch video
July 25, 2016 As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of ... read more
July 21, 2016 An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of several previously unknown types of quantum particles in materials. The research represents the newest avenue in the physics of ... read more
July 22, 2016 A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers. In this ... read more
July 21, 2016 Spin bowlers in cricket are masters at making the ball loop slowly through the air to confuse batsmen. Legends of the game know the magic combinations of top-spin, side-spin and off-spin necessary to ... read more
July 21, 2016 A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves ... read more
July 21, 2016 Researchers have found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could lead to ... read more
July 22, 2016 The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture is that now scientists still haven't find a simple way to control complex systems of qubits. This research ... read more
July 22, 2016 Storing fluctuating and delivering stable electric power supply are central issues when using energy from solar plants or wind power stations. Here, efficient and flexible ... read more
June 30, 2014 NASA has successfully conducted the first of three planned tests for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, developed to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions. ... read more
Aug. 5, 2013 An instrument package released from a high-altitude balloon parachuted to a precise location July 26 in a demonstration that is expected to open the door to more elaborate experiments for a team of ... read more
May 18, 2012 NASA technologists will get a chance next summer to relive the good old days when Agency engineers would affix space-age gizmos to rockets just to see if the contraptions worked. In what will be the ... read more