Solar Impulse: Glider plane runs on solar power

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 3 May 2013

Bertrand Piccard, who hails from a lineage of record-breaking explorers (his gramps was the inspiration for Professor Calculus in the Tintin comics while his dad went seven miles deep down into the Pacific Ocean), assembled a 80-strong team of engineers and technicians who have emerged with the Solar Impulse, a majestic solar-powered glider that weighs […]

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Art series about a mid-flight engine failure

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Friday 26 October 2012

Michael Massaia is a fine art photographer and print maker who focuses on documenting isolation, disconnectedness and the ordinary. Borrowed Time is a series that focuses on the emotional steps a passenger would take during a mid flight engine failure: horror, relief, freedom. Apparently the series was produced without the use of Photoshop or digital […]

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Phillip Kalantzis-Cope’s On The Plane series

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By Tamsyn in New Photography on Wednesday 7 December 2011

For many of us the act of traveling by air — whilst not a daily activity — is now a regular part of our lives. Whether it be for pleasure or business, this very unnatural experience of being transported from country to country, or even continent-to-continent, at speeds of many hundreds of miles and hour, has become an accepted part of our social life.

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