SolarShip: A Solar-Powered, Helium-Filled Cargo Plane That Floats (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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© SolarShip The goal of zero emissions air travel generates a lot of great but fantastical ideas (huge cloud-shaped blimp , anyone?) — but there’s a company out there that has already flown test flights of a solar-powered helium plane. Toronto-based startup SolarShip has designed an hybrid airship and airplane that can not only fly 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) carrying 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds), but also does it solely on the power supplied by the sun. See the test flight video:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Portable Solar Power Plant, Water Purifier and Fuel Cell in One

October 21, 2010 by  
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In many areas of the world, and also during times of natural disasters, clean drinking water and access to power are scarce.  The company The Essential Element has designed the Hydra water purifier and fuel cell to take care of both of those problems at once. The Hydra is equipped with a 2.88 kW solar panel array that runs a pump that pushes water through a self-cleaning filtration device (capable of purifying 87,000 liters a day), juices up lead-acid gel batteries and runs an electrolyzer that splits some of that water to fill a .37 cubic-meter tank with pressurized hydrogen

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Laser-Made Rain! German Scientists Suceed in Zapping Air to Make Clouds (Video)

May 4, 2010 by  
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Image via Ubergizmo Oh yes indeed, German scientists have done it – a rain machine complete with lasers.

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