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Lessons from the Solar Impulse project

The project is to fly a plane around the world without consuming any fossil fuel.

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SOLAR IMPULSE 2: By pushing the boundaries of technology, and challenging conventional ideas of what is possible, we can run the world without consuming the earth.

IN ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedulus who dared to fly too close to the sun on wings of feather and wax made by his father in spite of Daedulus' warning. The heat from the sun melted the wax and Icarus fell to his death. It is meant to be a cautionary tale - and underscores