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Aeronautics company Qinetiq claims their unmanned plane broke the world’s record for most hours aloft, drawing power from the sun at 60,000 feet. The 66-pound plane was launched by hand on July 28 of this year in the Arizona desert (U.S.) and flown by autopilot and via satellite.

“Solar power is soon to be an integral part of our everyday lives. That power not only lies in the energy it creates, but also the generation of ideas that will better the world.”

by Mike Randall Brand Futurist The Republik Captain Strategic Ops

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