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Algae Farmer

Cynthia Warner used to be head of global refining for BP, which made her one of Big Oil’s highest-ranking woman executives.

Now she is president of Sapphire Energy, an energy company that produces oil made from algae.

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Update: Solar Impulse Flies for 26 Hours!

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, with André Borschberg at its controls, successfully landed this morning after flying for more than 26 hours.

The plane was in the air the all day and all night, relying entirely on solar energy. The flight is the longest and highest in the history of solar aviation.

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Solar-Powered Plane Will Attempt to Fly at Night

We previously reported that the world’s first solar-powered blimp is planning to cross the English Channel.

Now, Swiss pilot André Borscherg is attempting the world’s first manned 24-hour flight in a solar-powered aircraft, which began this morning when he took off in the Solar Impulse HB-SIA.

The plane, which is equipped with 12,000 solar cells on its wings, will attempt to fly both during the light of day and the dark of night. If this mission is successful, it will be the longest and highest flight ever made by a solar plane.

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Bettering City Driving

To enhance city driving, Will Lark Jr. designed the City Car, a vehicle controlled through a computer that can fold in half, turn its wheels sideways, and parallel park with ease.

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Video: Green Revolution – City Car

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