The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in California on Saturday, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the sunlight-powered aircraft in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on the night of April 23rd, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop… Continue reading Solar Impulse 2 Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean
After becoming the first solar powered airplane to complete an intercontinental flight in 2012 and then traveling across the USA in 2013, the Solar Impulse 2 has embarked on its most recent world record-breaking attempt, the 2015 round-the-world trip. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi and will attempt to… Continue reading Solar-Powered Airplane Attempt To Fly Around The World
Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds from What Could Possibly Go Wrong? on the Science Channel attempted to create a focused beam of light hot enough to melt bronze. To accomplish this goal, they will only use the lenses of old projection TV’s and the abundant light of the sun. Watch the video below.
A three large solar mirrors was installed on the hillside of Rjukan, Norway to reflect light on the shady small town, which has never seen sunlight during winter for the past 100 years. The sun is so low in the sky it never reaches the valley ground, where the town actually is. The 183-foot solar mirrors are programmed to track the sun… Continue reading Solar Mirrors Reflect Sunshine Into Norwegian Town