Future of Flight http://kplu.org en Lighten up and celebrate Earth Day at the Future of Flight http://kplu.org/post/lighten-and-celebrate-earth-day-future-flight <p>What does an airplane such as Boeing&rsquo;s 787 Dreamliner have in common with Wikispeed&rsquo;s SGT01 (its parts are interchangeable), <a href="http://vri.etec.wwu.edu/xprize/xprize.html#">Western Washington University&rsquo;s Viking 45</a> (no it&rsquo;s not a household appliance), <a href="http://www.nwwindpower.net/">Northwest Wind Power&rsquo;s energy ball</a> (it has turbine blades) have in common? &nbsp;</p><p>They are lightweight, fuel efficient, made of advanced composite materials, innovative and a way to learn more about how new technology will help us lighten up and celebrate Earth Day, every day.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:54:53 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1237 at http://kplu.org Lighten up and celebrate Earth Day at the Future of Flight