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Solar Impulse - Solar airplane (VIDEO)

Solar Impulse — a revolutionary innovative project leveraging technological prowess and the spirit of adventure by means of an airplane — has completed the historic crossing of the United States, west to east, over a 2-month period in the summer of 2013


Pathé News

I’ve just found out that Pathé News has uploaded 85,00 news items to YouTube! What an amazing resource available for us all. I think I’ll be spending a lot of time dipping in to see what catches my attention.  16 more words

Bits And Pieces

85,000 British Newsreels Added To YouTube

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Nestled among horrific footage of the Hindenburg crash and a woman imprisoned in an underground room are bizarre, forgotten pieces of history – including a 10-stone toddler. 116 more words

Think before you act. Only don't.

Believing you are in control of something might just be the hubris talking. #Challenger #Titanic #Custer

On the other hand, he who dares wins. #WrightBrothers #InternationalSpaceStation #Hannibal

Wright National Memorial Free Family Fun Day Celebrates Wilbur's Birthday

Wilbur Wright’s 147th  birthday celebration will be a free Family Fun Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills this Wednesday, April 16, from 9am to 5pm. 383 more words


Flights of Fantasy

The National Air and Space Museum situated on the Washington Mall is the most popular of the Smithsonian Institution’s offerings. A gift to the nation for the bicentennial, the museum opened in 1976. 762 more words

Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture

I only read the intro to this book, because who has time to read more?, but Lessig sets up an interesting argument here. He begins with two stories: that of the Wright brothers and the subsequent Supreme Court case in with the Causby brothers challenged airlines’ rights to trespass in their “property”–the airspace above their homes, and that of Armstrong, who invented FM technology and then faced a long and tragic battle with RCA over property rights. 229 more words