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Heart Could Power its Own Pacemaker

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Patients whose hearts need a bit of help keeping the beat are often given a pacemaker, which delivers electrical pulses to regulate heartbeats. The tiny electronic devices, surgically implanted beneath the skin on the chest, must be replaced every five to seven years when their batteries run out. But an experimental device that converts energy […]

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Morocco: Solar-Powered Plane’s Arrival Boosts Solar Energy Industry

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco has praised the arrival of a solar-powered plane that flew from Madrid, Spain, to Rabat, marking the world’s first intercontinental flight by a manned aircraft operating without liquid fuel. The Solar Impulse plane completed the 830 kilometer journey late Tuesday, landing at Rabat’s international airport after taking off from the Spanish capital 19 hours […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Solar-Powered Plane on Historic Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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An experimental solar-powered airplane is headed from Europe toward the African continent in a historic flight. Noted Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took off from Madrid, Spain early Tuesday morning aboard the Solar Impulse, on a 2,500 kilometer trip to Morocco. If successful it will be the first-ever intercontinental flight of a solar-powered airplane. Piccard’s compatriot, […]

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