The Elaborate Quest to Fly a Solar-Powered Plane Around the World

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The Elaborate Quest to Fly a Solar-Powered Plane Around the World

If, one day, you find yourself driving an electric car that recharges its featherweight high-capacity lithium batteries with sunlight collected from super-efficient solar cells covering its carbon-composite body, you'll have Solar Impulse 2 to thank. It's a plane powered by nothing but sunlight, and this March, Bertrand Piccard and his copilot, engineer André Borschberg, will […]

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