Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Apr 24, 2016

Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, landed Sunday in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip. “The Pacific is done, my friend. I love it, but it’s done,” said clearly relieved Swiss ...

Apr 21, 2016

World's oldest message in a bottle returned to sender

A 108-year-old postcard offering a shilling in exchange for its return to an English marine research institute is now officially the world’s oldest message in a bottle after being recovered in Germany. The Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association (MBA), which received the ...

Mar 20, 2016

Young Austrians set TV-watching record with 92-hour binge

Five young Austrians have broken the record for binge-watching TV by staring at a screen for 92 straight hours, organizers said Sunday. “Towards the end it was really tough for them,” said Moritz Arnold, who organized the successful record-breaking attempt in the window of ...

Feb 28, 2016

Solar Impulse plane makes first maintenance flight in Hawaii

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has made a successful test flight in Hawaii, where it has been grounded for repairs on its round-the-world trek, the Swiss-based project said Saturday. “The first Solar Impulse 2 maintenance flight took place on Friday 26 of February ...

Jan 20, 2016

California man dies, reportedly at age 117

A California man whose family said he was 117 years old has died. The age would have likely made him the oldest person on earth, but he lacked a birth certificate to prove it. Andrew Hatch died quietly Monday at the Oakland home of ...