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2011-05-13 11:15:00

Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the first Swiss solar-powered aircraft, once again took flight this week, but this time on an international journey from Switzerland to Belgium.

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2008-02-19 10:00:00

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard wants to be the first man to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.

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2005-02-28 07:13:45

Icarus crashed and burned when he flew too close to the sun, but now a Swiss adventurer wants to carve out a place in history by harnessing solar energy to fly a state-of-the-art plane around the world.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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