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Friday, December 31, 2010

News: After the Lunar Industrial Village--- Drexlerian Sails plus Globus AsterAnt

Next Big Future has an article mentioning: "... The goal: Build a space shipyard, a gigantic solar sail loom the size of a city (but only weighing a few thousand tons) > We have seen those scaffolding like shed-roof-frame structures around various ..."

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News: 15 most spectacular solar-powered concept cars of 2010

Ecofriend has an article mentioning: "... The concept vehicle will generate hydrocarbons â€" its energy source â€" and will ooze oxygen into the environment. • Indoor Solar Car The Indoor Solar Car by designer Ehab Omaro is a zero-emission vehicle designed to offer a convenient way to travel short distances in particular ..."

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

News: Green Mountain Power to install solar electric car charging stations

Clean Energy Authority has an article mentioning: "... Miller Dec 30, 2010 Vermont, ever a green state, will soon boast a selection of new solar-powered electric car charging stations. > Green Mountain Power announced today that it will create three new electric car charging stations, all powered by the sun, ..."

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

News: QinetiQ's Zephyr Solar-Powered Plane

TFTS has an article mentioning: "... Team Develops Prototype Solar-Powered Machine that Converts Saltwater into Potable Freshwater] Qinetiq?s Zephyr Sets World Record For Solar-Powered Flight [The Zephyr Stays Aloft For One Full Week] Solar Impulse?s Maiden Flight Successful [Solar Powered Plane Completes First Journey 26 Hours After ..."

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

News: Shining examples lit the way for Solar Impulse

The National has an article mentioning: "... Ivan Gale Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010 Picture taken June 14th 1981 of the solar-powered airplane "Solar Challenger", a few minutes after taking off from Cormeilles en Vexin (North of Paris) with American pilot Stephen Ptacek on board. It weights ..."

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News: British drone breaks record for longest flight

Los Angeles Times has an article mentioning: "... The solar-powered aircraft flew above a U.S. Army site in Arizona for 14 days in July, eclipsing the previous mark by more than 12 days. It was confirmed by the world governing ..."

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Monday, December 27, 2010

News: Zephyr Solar Plane's

Treehugger has an article mentioning: "... 0px; } #fb-like { margin-top: 3px; } Tweet Photo: Qinetiq , CC The 'Eternal Plane' Makes History > Last summer, I wrote about the Zephyr solar plane's attempt and success at breaking world records for longest flight, but until now it wasn't truly official. But the Fédération Aéronautique ..."

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News: The Pope Wants a Solar-Powered Popemobile

Treehugger has an article mentioning: "... SolarWorld sponsored and built the solar installations at the Vatican and is said to be in talks with the Pope on the possibility of a solar car. According to Milan Nitzschke of SolarWorld, speaking to Vatican Radio , the panels generate more than enough energy for the auditorium on which they ..."

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News: Could Solar Sails Save Us From Dangerous Asteroids?

Fox News has an article mentioning: "... By Jeremy Hsu Published December 27, 2010 | Space.com Print Email Share Comments Recommend Olivier Boisard An illustration of how solar sails might help deflect the asteroid Apophis. A flotilla of solar sail spacecraft could change the course of the asteroid Apophis -- which is headed a ..."

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News: Solar-powered plane chops world record

Press TV has an article mentioning: "... Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:7AM Share Email Print A solar-powered plane (File photo) A solar-powered aircraft breaks the world record for the longest time spent in the air after flying aloft for fourteen days. >A ..."

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Friday, December 24, 2010

News: U.K. solar plane record confirmed

UPI.com has an article mentioning: "... a:visited { color:#666666;} #embed_toolbar a:hover {text-decoration:underline;} Tweet Related Stories Space-based solar power described Solar-powered plane sets endurance record Solar-power plane stays aloft for 26 hours FARNBOROUGH, England, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A British solar-powered aircraft has been ..."

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News: Solar plane's

BBC News has an article mentioning: "... News - 'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed #print-advert {display:none}; #print-advert::after{content:url('+adImageUrl+');} #print-advert{display:block;overflow:hidden;} ..."

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

News: Race to the Museum: GM Sunraycer Solar Car, 1987

The Atlantic has an article mentioning: "... Take the Sunraycer, for example. In 1987, General Motors accepted the challenge of entering a 1,864-mile solar car race across Australia. GM partner AeroVironment, founded by human- and solar-powered aircraft innovator Paul MacCready, designed and assembled an ..."

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News: Flotilla may divert possibly dangerous asteroid

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... Solar sail spacecraft could change course of space rock headed close to Earth Below: x Jump to discussion comments below discussion x Next story in None New ..."

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

News: Video: In Groundbreaking Demonstration of Flying Lightfoil, Laser Beam

Popular Science has an article mentioning: "... Solar sails, such as those used by Japan's IKAROS spacecraft , harness the sun's radiation for propulsion. But researchers at the Rochester Institute of ..."

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News: http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1052812_ok-ev1-fans-heres-your-chance-to

All Cars Electric has an article mentioning: "... If you want to see the EV1 displayed to the world (or not), VOTE HERE. Competition for the EV1 includes GM's 1987 Sunraycer solar-powered vehicle, as well as gasoline-powered cars like an 1894 Balzer (the first vehicle built in New York City), a 1903 Cuved-Dash Oldsmobile, a supercharged 1929 ..."

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News: Ten Last-Minute Luxe-and Luxe-feeling-Gifts

Patch has an article mentioning: "... 650) 941-7828. Solar-Powered Fun For a ten-year-oldâ€"or the Google engineer on your listâ€" The Solar Car Book comes with a one-volt solar cell, wheels, axles, and a motor. The book ($20) guides you step by step through assembling your own toy ..."

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News: Boat show pontoons near completion

Liverpool Echo has an article mentioning: "... The racing yacht Sceptre, the only UK challenger for the America?s Cup, will be at the show. There will be a solar powered boat, the SB Collinda - the first solar powered vessel to cross the English channel - to ferry customers around. Organisers are also in talks with agents ..."

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

News: Nigeria's Budgets and Oil Revenue

Nigerian Compass has an article mentioning: "... On Thursday July 8, 2010, ‘an experimental solar-powered plane' successfully completed a 24 hour test flight. The successful flight has, according to reports, proven that planes can now be made to circle the ..."

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Friday, December 17, 2010

News: EcoXperience expands to make Detroit Auto Show even more green

Autoblog has an article mentioning: "... Azure Dynamic with the Transit Connect and six-time North American Solar Challenge winner, the University of Michigan, will display its solar vehicle. At the Smarter Living Showcase, exhibits will headline advancements in "green" technology such as wind turbines and solar panels from Eco Green ..."

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Monday, December 13, 2010

News: NASA Loses Contact With NanoSail-D Solar Sail

DailyTech has an article mentioning: "... Source: space.com) NanoSail-D has been out of contact for a week. NASA?s solar sail is missing in action and now the space agency is questioning whether or not it was ever released. The NanoSail-D , an 8.5-pound satellite carrying the ..."

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News: Solar Impulse

Times of Malta has an article mentioning: "... Full Name (your name) Email (your email address) Home town Phone Similar stories Swiss solar plane completes flight across Switzerland Thursday, 23rd September 2010 Solar plane sets out on historic flight Thursday, 8th July 2010 Solar plane makes ..."

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

News: Patently Impossible: IP Lawyers Raise $8000 for Legal Aid

IPWatchdog.com has an article mentioning: "... seemed exceptionally fitting for the event.  Right next to where the competition to put together the catapult was taking place was a solar automobile, allegedly having a top speed of 55 miles per hour, and a zero emission automobile powered by compressed air.  The Zero emission compressed air auto ..."

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

News: UNLV gives undergraduates wings

Las Vegas Sun has an article mentioning: "... Student on NASA team working on solar-powered flight Steve Marcus UNLV mechanical engineering student Ann Marie Frappier has worked on the ?Howie Mark IV? unmanned aerial vehicle. By Anthony Ramirez ..."

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News: Did something just smack into Japan's Akatsuki Venus probe?

Christian Science Monitor has an article mentioning: "... Venus Related Stories Akatsuki Venus probe hits snag as it prepares to enter orbit Japanese space mission to Venus will be powered by a solar sail Japanese asteroid probe returns to Earth after a journey of roughly 1.25 billion miles Alternately, a problem with the spacecraft's engine nozzle ..."

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Friday, December 10, 2010

News: KPV: A Solar Powered Vehicle

Walyou has an article mentioning: "... By Raunek Kantharia in Green Gadgets Advertisement As far as solar powered vehicles go, the Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle (KPV) is probably the most innovative and eye catching of the lot. For one, the KPV is extremely ..."

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News: EU-Backed 'Electric Sail' Could Be the Fastest Man-Made Device Ever Built

Popular Science has an article mentioning: "... By Clay Dillow Posted 12.09.2010 at 5:17 pm 22 Comments The ESAIL Antigravite/Szames IKAROS would do well to watch its back, for the Japanese solar-sailing spacecraft may just have some competition that's fast enough to catch up. The EU is funding a three-year project at the Finnish Meteorological ..."

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News: OnAir Partners Solar Impulse Project

ASIATravelTips.com has an article mentioning: "... for the ground-breaking project which completed a 26-hour non-stop flight in July this year, and is working up to become the first solar powered aircraft to circle the earth. OnAir will supply the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft with SwiftBroadband satellite technology and a specially designed ground ..."

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

News: World's largest solar boat

GenevaLunch has an article mentioning: "... Giant Solar Boat Makes Historic Landing at Climate Conference | Total Solar Panels Says: December 8th, 2010 at 1:29 pm [...] was a moment in history, when the ..."

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News: Taking the futuristic high-road to Cancun: two Swiss energy efficiency

swissinfo.ch has an article mentioning: "... In a separate project, a Swiss solar boat is also on show. The vehicles were escorted to the hotel by a big league cheerleader, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its head of ..."

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News: Solar Boat Sails into Cancun Port During UN Climate Talks

GetSolar.com has an article mentioning: "... lar Boat Sails into Cancun Port During U.N. Climate Talks | GetSolar.com Blog .addtoany_subscribe img{border:0;} .recentcomments a{display:inline ..."

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News: NASA-made solar sail

Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News has an article mentioning: "... Satellite NASA Solar Sail Posted On: Dec 08, 2010 Artist concept of a solar sail in space. A NASA photo WASHINGTON (BNS): A NASA-designed nanosatellite, about the size of a ..."

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News: Students inventing the future

Global Times has an article mentioning: "... Source: Global Times [08:18 December 09 2010] Comments > He Daijie (left) and team member Mo Yuchen sit on the solar car at Southwest University in Chongqing. Photo: Courtesy of He Daijie By Wen Ya A one-person solar car that can be transformed into an electric moped, a ..."

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News: Thousands of solar panels make for one cool catamaran

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... Rich Shulman writes: Gerardo Garcia / Reuters A woman walks on the deck of the world's largest solar-powered boat in Cancun Dec. 8, 2010. The Turanor Planet Solar arrived in Cancun on Dec. 6 as part of its expedition around the globe and as climate talks are under ..."

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News: What's On December 9-15

Midhurst and Petworth Today has an article mentioning: "... off Bognor Road. 07954 051 594/www.cdsme.co.uk EVENTS: Bird watching by boat; solar powered boat trip enjoying the harbour and looking out for birds that spend the winter in this area. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. noon; Chichester ..."

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News: World's largest solar-power boat arrives amid climate talks

Economic Times has an article mentioning: "... Facebook  ApnaCircle Read more on » un climate change conference turanor planetsolar immo stroeher cancun CANCUN: The world's largest solar-powered boat has made a port call at the Caribbean resort of Cancun as negotiators from around the world struggle to work out a package of measures to curb global ..."

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

News: 'Lightfoil' flies on a light wind

BBC News has an article mentioning: "... reporter, BBC News Time-lapse images show the progression of the "lightfoil" Continue reading the main story Related stories Japan unfurls solar sail in space Russia 'plans to stop asteroid' Just as air causes lift on the wings of an aeroplane, light can do the same trick, researchers have said. The ..."

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News: Japan's Spacecraft Reaches Venus, But Did It Miss Its Orbital Path?

Discover Magazine has an article mentioning: "... readjust the probe.? [ National Geographic JAXA blasted Akatsuki into space back in May; it was the same launch the sent the successful Ikaros solar sail on its way. Presuming it reaches the correct orbit, Akatsuki will join forces with the European craft Venus Express already in orbit to study Earth?s ..."

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News: NASA Solar Sail

Space.com has an article mentioning: "... By SPACE.com Staff posted: 07 December 2010 04:48 pm ET A small NASA satellite carrying a folded-up solar sail ejected from its mothership in low-Earth orbit yesterday (Dec. 6), marking a key success in NASA's efforts to develop and deploy solar-sail ..."

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News: Solar boat

eco-business.com has an article mentioning: "... At more than 30 meters long, Turanor is the world?s largest solar-powered boat, and it?s crew of six is on a mission to show the world that clean, renewable power is no longer a futuristic dream, but a practical reality. Raphael ..."

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News: Taking the futuristic high-road to Cancun

swissinfo.ch has an article mentioning: "... In a separate project, a Swiss solar boat is also on show. They vehicles were escorted to the hotel by a big league cheerleader, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its head of ..."

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

News: Giant Solar Boat

CalFinder has an article mentioning: "... lar Boat Makes Historic Landing at Climate Conference COP16 Home solar power Nationwide Home Solar Power Contractors and Information Search our web site Submit ..."

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News: NASA's Nanosail-D satellite ejects into space

Wired.co.uk has an article mentioning: "... The successful ejection of NanoSail-D, a payload piggybacking on the FASTSAT microsatellite, marks an important milestone in NASA's quest for solar sail technology. Right now, the nanosatellite looks like a small loaf of bread. But in three days time it will turn into a massive space kite, as a 100 ..."

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News: Are Solar Sails the Future of Space Travel?

Discovery News has an article mentioning: "... As we look to our future amid the stars, solar sail technology gives us a similar opportunity: the chance to hitch a ride on light. The concept behind the solar sail dates back to the 16th century. ..."

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News: Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time (w/ Video)

PhysOrg.com has an article mentioning: "... Optical lifting may be useful for powering micromachines or improving the design of solar sails for interstellar space travel. Light has been known for some time to be capable of pushing objects and this is the principle behind the solar sail , ..."

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News: Japan waits on Venus spacecraft

BBC News has an article mentioning: "... An artist's impression of the Akatsuki probe at the planet Venus Continue reading the main story Related stories Mini-camera pictures solar sail Japan despatches probe to Venus Venus 'still volcanically active' Japan's space agency (Jaxa) is working to establish the status of its Akatsuki ..."

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Monday, December 6, 2010

News: NASA's Nanosail-D Released into the Winds of Space

Universe Today has an article mentioning: "... Set to unfurl later this week, Nanosail-D will be a milestone in solar sail technology. Image Credit: NASA Despite being an idea rattling around inside the head of engineers and space enthusiasts for over 40 years, solar sails ..."

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News: 'Lightfoil' soars on a stream of photons

New Scientist has an article mentioning: "... technique, which takes advantage of the fact that light bends, or refracts, when moving from one medium to another, could be used to create solar-sail spacecraft that could steer using light itself. Photons create pressure when they bounce off objects. Solar sail prototypes are made highly reflective ..."

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News: Maneuvering on a Light Beam: How to Steer a Solar Sail

Discover Magazine has an article mentioning: "... This summer, Japan?s golden solar sail unfurled in space, becoming the first successful mission to sail on the physical pressure of the sun?s radiation. Its success led dreamers like ..."

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News: NASA Ejects Nanosatellite From Microsatellite in Space

NASA has an article mentioning: "... NASA/MSFC) View large image > Artist concept of a solar sail in space. (NASA) View large image On Dec. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying ..."

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News: Sun and wind power futuristic catamaran

Bradenton Herald has an article mentioning: "... want to show what we can do with solar power,” said Domjan during a satellite phone interview last week as the world’s largest solar-powered boat cruised north of Haiti bound for a four-day stop at Miami Beach Marina, one of only two planned in the United States. “We have the technology to ..."

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

News: Optical wing generates lift from light

Nature.com has an article mentioning: "... of the lightfoil would be to control the direction of space vehicles that rely on radiation pressure for thrust, such as the experimental solar-sail spacecraft LightSail-1, which the Planetary Society, a US public space organization based in Pasadena, California, is planning to launch later this ..."

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News: Evoking sci-fi, solar-powered ship sails into Miami

Lexington Herald Leader has an article mentioning: "... We want to show what we can do with solar power," said Domjan during a satellite phone interview last week as the world's largest solar-powered boat cruised north of Haiti bound for a four-day stop at Miami Beach Marina, one of only two planned in the United States. "We have the technology to ..."

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

News: Cancun's Parallel World: Solar Boat, Business, Mayors, Youth

Environment News Service has an article mentioning: "... CANCUN, Mexico , December 3, 2010 (ENS) - Somewhere in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the world's largest solar-powered boat, Turanor PlanetSolar, is slicing through the waves on its way to Cancun to visit the UN climate negotiations as part of its circumnavigation of the ..."

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Friday, December 3, 2010

News: Solar boat Turanor arrives in Cancun for summit

Clean Energy Authority has an article mentioning: "... Miller The Turanor Solar boat is transporting a message to world leaders this weekend when it pulls into Cancun, Mexico, where the United Nations is hosting its Global Climate ..."

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

News: 'Vatican wants a solar-powered car

Zee News has an article mentioning: "... Updated on Thursday, December 02, 2010, 20:03 Tags: Vatican Pope Solar-powered car Share .tableTop{border-top: 0px solid #ddd;margin-top:0px;} .goog-te-combo{float:left;font-size:12px !important;margin-right:4px !important} ..."

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

News: New/Used Boats For Sale

BoatTEST.com has an article mentioning: "... lar-Powered Boat Arrives in Miami | BoatTEST.com >2000-2010 Member Login FREE Newsletter! > Boat Buying Tips & News New Boat Information and Tests Any Type Aluminum ..."

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