Monday, April 14, 2014

TECHNOLOGY - Switzerland, Solar-Powered Plane

"Solar-powered plane revealed in Switzerland" PBS NewsHour 4/13/2014


SUMMARY:  Following 12 years of research and testing, designers and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg debuted a huge solar-powered plane in Switzerland this week.  The plane, which boasts a wingspan wider than a 747's, is covered in more than 17,000 solar cells.  Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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