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July 22, 2016
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World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed
Cairo (AFP) July 16, 2016
The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter. The Solar Impulse 2 had been scheduled to leave Cairo for Abu Dhabi. "I'm sick. Stomach upset. I prefer to postpone the take-off @solarimpulse. I cannot go flying for 48 hours in that shape. Sorry," Bertrand Piccard wrote on Twitter. The aircraft had arrived in Cairo on Wednesday after a two-day flight from Spain, finishing the 3,745 kilomet ... read more

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Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour
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New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis
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Flipping crystals improves solarcell performance
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have ... more
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Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells
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Solar nano-grids light up homes and businesses in Kenya
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Scientists explain unusual and effective features in perovskite
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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis
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US, Canada and Mexico pledge to boost clean energy
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