FROM Ucilia Wang
Solar Plane to Fly around the Country on Zero Fuel On the last leg of an around-the-world journey in a hot air balloon, Bertrand Piccard almost ran out of propane on the desert of Egypt. He had barely enough to finish his trip in Switzerland. So he decided to circumnavigate the Earth with no fuel at all. A plane called Solar Impulse is ready for its most ambitious flight yet, across the country, powered by photovoltaic cells. Ucilia Wang, who covers clean tech for Forbes , GigaOm and Renewable Energy World, says the plane sits in a hangar at Moffett Field, south of San Francisco near San Jose.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.