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Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered international flight, Captain Piccard returns to earth

Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered international flight, Captain Piccard returns to earth

We’re big fans of charming, ungainly Solar Impulse, and of Captain Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg’s quest to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane. In case you missed the live stream: the Swiss flier just got a little closer to that goal by completing its first international flight, taking off near Berne, Switzerland and landing in Brussels, […]

FlyNano plane is super-light, pretty cheap, a little scary

FlyNano plane is super-light, pretty cheap, a little scary

Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of soaring through the clouds, without invasive TSA security checks and having the guy next to him fall asleep on his shoulder, drooling. FlyNano debuted three new planes at last week’s Aero 2011 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which it hopes will deliver that very dream. Thanks to a […]

iPhone 4 falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives without a scratch

iPhone 4 falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives without a scratch

When Apple first unveiled its iPhone 4 smartphone last summer, most media and bloggers were in agreement that the new glass construction was stunning. They also agreed, however, that the iPhone 4 would likely be more prone to significant damage than other smartphones due to the fragile nature of glass compared to plastic and metal. […]