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"Without fuel, you can fly longer"! Two pilots, both innovators and pioneers, inspire Solar aviation technology for clean future

André Borschberg CEO, project co-founder and pilot of Solar Impulse Switzerland, and his partner, Bertrand Piccard

Solar Impulse completes epic flight across pacific

solar plane journey

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg want to take Solar Impulse around the world

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"Now you can fly longer with no fuel than you can with fuel. So, what Andre has done is not only a historic first for aviation, it's a historic first for renewable energies. And this is why we are doing this project." The Swiss team is using the various stopovers on its round-the-world journey to carry a campaigning message to local people on the topic of clean technologies. The vehicle is covered in 17,000 photovoltaic cells. These either power the vehicle's electric motors directly, or charge its lithium-ion batteries, which sustain the plane during the night hours. Mr Piccard told reporters at Kalaeloa: "Andre's flight was longer than all the other single-seater flights that had fuel. That's an incredible message.

"Now you can fly longer with no fuel than you can with fuel. So, what Andre has done is not only a historic first for aviation, it's a historic first for renewable energies. And this is why we are doing this project."  read more »

Simple yet disciplined, into tranquility. Ease mind, flex body. Millions celebrate 1st International Yoga Day 21 June 2015

>1,500 people take part in yoga at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate first ever International Day of Yoga Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi leads Asanas exercises

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The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

June 21, 2015 - 1,500 people take part in yoga at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate the first ever International Day of Yoga  read more »

Futurist reality. Solar and Wind taking over power grid much sooner than you think. Home is sweeter and warmer with solar

survey: which clean energy sources do you believe is most important for the future

roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels

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Farmer recently put solar panels all ovr his roof, now collectng cheques instead of paying bills, thanks to solar
No one likes getting a hydro bill in the mail, but a Sudbury farmer is now collecting cheques instead of bills, thanks to solar panels. Stew McCall of McGrows Farms and Gardens, is now getting money back from the hydro company, thanks to solar panels installed on his roof.

Stew McCall is converting his farm to be entirely self-sufficient when it comes to energy, as he's recently put solar panels all over his roof.

He sends that power back to the grid and gets paid for it. McCall said solar power generation has the potential to create independence for small farmers.
"One of the major costs for farming is energy," he said. "If you can defray your energy costs or reduce them by generating your own power, or partially generating your own power, then that offers the opportunity to expand your farm." He said this month, he received a cheque from the utility for $520.98 — all for the power generated by the solar panels on his property.

"After years and years and years of paying hydro, it's kind of been nice to be in a situation where they can pay you," he said.  read more »

Heavily rely on technology? ipad glitch grounds commercial airplane, delays 54 flights in 2 days. Rethink paper vs digital?

American Airlines planes were grounded due to a ipad glitch

*update* Aug 16, 2015
7News - The FAA said the air traffic control center in Washington, DC was having computer problems which caused some flights to be delayed & grounded at east coast airports. Computer issues at an air traffic control center caused serious delays along the east coast, grounding and delaying flights, including some at Logan Airport. The FAA said the air traffic control center in Washington, DC was having computer problems. The issue has since been fixed, but flights are still catching up from the delays. Andrew Robinson was supposed to have a layover in Baltimore before heading home to Chicago, only to find the flight canceled after being delayed multiple times.

"We stood in line for about three hours, tried to get a connecting flight and ended up finagling something to Milwaukee in the morning," said Robinson. Other travelers told 7News they were planning on booking hotels and flying out Sunday. Lisa Grant, whose flight to Baltimore was canceled, said she was giving up on flying this weekend. "I'm not one that likes to fly. So knowing that there were problems, we should have drove and that's what we're going to go, drive back home."

A day after flights were canceled or delayed at BWI due to a computer glitch, things are back to normal. Flights are operating normally at BWI-Marshall but passenger volume is very heavy in the wake of yesterday's FAA computer issues. — BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) August 16, 2015 Officials say that passenger volume is very heavy, however, as ...

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Magic of diet: simple but powerful! 6'7" entertainer drops fr 330 to 225 lbs: Dec-March, eats meatless food with less sugar/salt

how Penn Jillette Lost 105 Lbs. In 4 months

Is it nonsense or common sense?
Overweight means carrying useless fat, making each move or step unpleasantly heavy.
It is and so true that waistline is life line: fat around belly and waist is literality sitting and pressing and damaging liver and kidneys.

Here is a true person’s 100-day drastic expedition, and he has brought about a miracle, admirable (!) -
- his high blood pressure landed him in the hospital
- on six very powerful meds to bring the blood pressure down
- Doc said something in passing that completely blew his mind:
‘If you got down to 230, you probably wouldn’t need any of the meds.’
Penn Jillette needed to shake off around 105 Lbs, and he did it, reaching his goal weight on his birthday, March 5: the 6’7” entertainer 225-lbs happy and healthy, away from 330-lbs unhealthy misery: meatless food with much less sugar and salt
Wise choice!
Magic diet (so simple yet super powerful)!

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