Quantcast

Latest Breitling Orbiter 3 Stories

fc3eb6c7d73cfefb6be201b364bb206e1
2009-06-26 11:15:00

Swiss adventurer, Bertrand Piccard, revealed on Friday the prototype of a solar powered plane that he plans to use as he embarks on an around the world flight demonstrating the possibilities of alternative energy.  The prototype, HB-SIA, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but only weighs as much as a mid-sized family car. The plane is powered by four electric motors and is designed to fly both day and night by storing extra energy from its 24,000 solar cells in high-performance...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related