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Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut In Paris 26

Posted by timothy
from the how-does-it-lift-all-those-horses dept.
dsmendes writes "The Solar Impulse airplane made its debut at the Paris Air Show with a 20 minute public voyage powered by nothing but solar cells, with 12,000 cells on the wings powering 4 10-horsepower motors."
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Solar Impulse Airplane Makes Public Debut In Paris

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  • by roman_mir (125474) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:43PM (#36628776) Homepage Journal

    The Solar Impulse airplane made its debut at the Paris Air Show with a 20 minute public voyage powered by nothing but solar cells

    - well, it's powered by nothing but solar cells and an average size star, which is about 1,000,000 km/diameter, hanging above our heads. If the Sun could have and express feelings, would it be bothered to know, we think it's nothing? What if it felt it was unappreciated and decided to leave (or at least to leave France)? Let them try and power those planes by nothing and solar cells without the Sun :)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:47PM (#36628802)

    I'll have what you're having.

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