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All we need is a soccer field, folks!

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:00am

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A new breed of solar-powered flying truck is envisioned that can take off from and land on soccer fields, allowing the delivery of goods and services to regions of the world where no roads lead and few planes can land.
 
Fields big enough for a game of soccer are just about everywhere, reckons the team behind Toronto-based Solar Ship. The game is, after all, the world's most popular sport. It's played anywhere there's room to kick around a makeshift ball.
 
The company is building a fleet of delta-shaped ships that are a hybrid between airships and airplanes. They're filled with helium gas, but not enough to lift them off the ground. Solar panels on their body generate electricity from the sun and provide the power to drive them forward and into the air.
 
 
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