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The Future of Flight

July 29th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

By all accounts, aviation is the most carbon-intensive form of transportation we use. But when you've got a million-pound aircraft, slipping the surly bonds of Earth isn't an easy task . Engineers are constantly working to make aircraft more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly, and several new technological innovations may finally make the future of flight a sustainable one


Solar Plane — Solar Impulse — Completes 1st International Flight

May 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

We've covered the birth and growth of this completely solar-powered plane from Switzerland, the Solar Impulse, here on CleanTechnica. The most recent news is that the plane had made its first international flight. "After a flight lasting 12 hours 59 minutes, using no fuel and propelled by solar energy alone, Solar Impulse HB-SIA landed safely in Brussels" last Firday evening, the plane's website announced



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