Monday, June 29, 2015

Solar Impulse enroute to Hawaii from Japan

Solar Impulse 2 is headed for Hawaii! Andre Borschberg is attempting the longest leg of the around-the-world flight under solar power. Lifting off from Nagoya, Japan last night, Andre will take 20 minute power naps and do yoga exercises for the duration of the 5 day flight. He will need all his faculties for the landing when he arrives at Honolulu Int'l Airport on Friday.

Solar Impulse begins 120 hour flight to Hawaii

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Solar Impulse aborts long flight to Hawaii

A weather system in the Pacific Ocean forced pilot Andre Borschberg to abort his flight from Nanjing, China to Honolulu, Hawaii, landing instead in Nagoya,Japan. He will continue on to Hawaii when the weather improves.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Solar Impulse begins the long flight from China to Hawaii

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg has taken off on the longest leg of Solar Impulse's round-the-world-flight. Andre will be in the air over the Pacific Ocean for well over five days. The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo but weighs little more than a large car, left Nanjing at 02:39 (18:39 GMT).

The journey is the seventh leg in the single-seat, propeller-driven aircraft's quest to circumnavigate the globe using just the energy of the Sun.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Undersea kite-turbines in Wales

It's a pure, renewable energy source from the ocean's currents.
This first kite-turbine system will power 8,000 homes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Wind Turbine Generates Electricity Without Rotating Blades

A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.

It has no propeller blades that would kill many
hawks & migrating birds each year

Friday, May 1, 2015

Why do we put a tail on a kite?

For the answer to this often-asked question,
check out this article on Kite Stability

And if you've never seen it, this is one of my favorite videos of indoor kite flying. Daryl Yeh is the pilot and designer of the 'Zen Glider' indoor kite,

Thursday, April 30, 2015