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Jeanette Perea 2017-07-16
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When you sail non-stop around the world, you manage everything that you have onboard.

From the energy in the batteries to the food and water, everything is carefully monitored.

If vital help needs to get to you, it’ll take five days for a ship to pick you up and then five days to steam you back to the next hospital.

When you step back ashore you suddenly realise that the world that you have just circumnavigated is no different to the global economy we all rely on; it is powered by finite resources, and simply doing a bit less is not going to solve upcoming challenges.

Combining high performance with low cost, plastics have become the workhorse materials of modern life.

A symbol of rising living standards and domestic bliss in the 1950s, the use of plastics has gradually attracted more criticism as significant drawbacks point to failures across the value chain.

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Loyd Davis 2016-07-13
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Solar Impulse 2 flies over the pyramids in Egypt shortly before landing in Cairo on July 13, 2016.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Cairo on Wednesday, putting it tantalizingly close to completing a circumnavigation of the globe without burning a single drop of fuel.

The aircraft swept over the pyramids before landing at Cairo International Airport at just after 7 a.m. local time this morning.

It's now about 3,000 kilometers 1,800 miles away from Abu Dhabi, where it began its journey in March 2015.

Solar Impulse 2 was designed to run entirely on solar power, generated by hundreds of thin panels that cover the upper side of its wings and its body.

It can carry a single pilot and theoretically stay in the air forever, but its human cargo necessitates the need to land.

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Robert Massaro 2019-08-15

Didn't make it into your uni of choice?

Why not bugger off around the world instead, courtesy of ?

Call the PotlineBling PotNoodle alevelresultsday alevelresults2019 buff.ly/33wQ7Qx

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Pedro Cote 2016-07-12
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Four hours of sleep a day, constant temperatures of around -40 degrees Celsius and no Pokemon GO for close to two weeks.

Oh, and a very real risk of death.

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has embraced all of the above, having just embarked on his non-stop round-the-world record attempt.

He s aiming to circumnavigate the globe in a helium balloon in less than the 13 days it took the late Steve Fossett in 2002.

Indeed, Konyukhov has even set off from the same field outside Northam in Western Australia state Fossett kicked off his 2002 mission.

His balloon is an astonishing 56m tall -- the same height as the leaning Tower of Pisa -- and weighs 1.6 tonnes, though Konyukhov will be holed up inside a 1.6m-wide gondola for the entirety of his expedition.

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George Mitchell 2016-07-12
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Four hours of sleep a day, constant temperatures of around -40 degrees Celsius and no Pokemon GO for close to two weeks.

Oh, and a very real risk of death.

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has embraced all of the above, having just embarked on his non-stop round-the-world record attempt.

He s aiming to circumnavigate the globe in a helium balloon in less than the 13 days it took the late Steve Fossett in 2002.

Indeed, Konyukhov has even set off from the same field outside Northam in Western Australia state Fossett kicked off his 2002 mission.

His balloon is an astonishing 56m tall -- the same height as the leaning Tower of Pisa -- and weighs 1.6 tonnes, though Konyukhov will be holed up inside a 1.6m-wide gondola for the entirety of his expedition.

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Dana Millard 2017-09-18

Mark Jennings-Bates, vice president of sales at Dutch company Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V), is planning to become the first person in the world to circumnavigate the globe in a flying car.

He hopes to start the 90-day voyage aboard the company's flying car "Liberty" in San Francisco and arrive back there.

The date is yet to be set.

In an interview with Futurism, Jennings-Bates said he believes the journey is possible in 60 days, but since they plan on filming and documenting the journey, he expects the trip to last 90 days.

It runs on petrol and reportedly has a driving range of 1,315 km and a flying range of only 499 km.

Two 100hp engines power the vehicle and can fly at an altitude of 3,500m and weighs only 665 kg.

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Raymond Powers 2016-07-25
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Solar Impulse on the ground in New York City.

Right now the Solar Impulse aircraft is over the Persian Gulf, approaching Abu Dhabi, its final destination.

As Abu Dhabi is also the location that the craft started on its round-the-world flight, its extended journey is near an end.

The Solar Impulse flight marks the first circumnavigation of the globe by a piloted solar aircraft.

Bertrand Picard is at the controls, having started the flight in Cairo and taken the craft over Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Persian Gulf.

The final flight has taken about a day and a half so far and has suffered a lot of turbulence as the desert below it heated up and cooled off.

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Troy Jones 2016-07-26
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In the dim pre-dawn light at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi this morning, history was made.

As pilot Bertrand Piccard eased the wheels of Solar Impulse 2 down onto the tarmac, it became the first aircraft to successfully circumnavigate the globe under solar power alone.

The plane is a remarkable creation - 17,000 solar cells cover its 72-metre wingspan, with four-metre propellers driven by electric motors under the wings.

The historic voyage began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March last year, though it had been in the works for more than ten years.

The flight was undertaken alternately by Piccard and his co-pilot Andre Borschberg in 17 stages, crossing four continents, three seas and two oceans.

The longest stage, from Nagoya in Japan to Hawaii, lasted almost 118 hours.

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0
Jimmy Richmond 2016-11-02

Think of modern air travel, and you probably picture frustrating delays, absurd security theatre and - even more painful - having to turn your devices to airplane mode.

So this month, to reward your loyalty, we've moved you up to seat A1 with a window view on the future of aviation.

Flying cars, city-centre runways, vertical-take-off volocopters, the return of supersonic flight, even personal jetpacks - a surge in engineering innovation is about to transform what it means to fly in the 21st century.

We first covered Bertrand Piccard in WIRED six years ago, when he had the audacious notion of piloting a solar-powered plane around the globe.

Reality - in the form of gravity, drag, lack of sleep and all the other impediments facing a pilot carrying zero fuel - was always going to prove a challenging obstacle.

Which is why, when Piccard landed in Abu Dhabi in July at the end of his exhausting but successful circumnavigation, we had to embrace him as a WIRED hero.

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Willie Edwards 2016-07-25
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View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f156395%2fscreen shot 2016-07-25 at 5.54.59 pm

After more than 24,000 miles, a solar-powered plane just completed the final leg of its flight around the world.

Solar Impulse 2 — the experimental solar plane which first set out on its circumnavigation attempt in 2015 — has just landed in Abu Dhabi, its final landing spot and the city where its around-the-world bid began.

SEE ALSO: Solar-powered plane flies over Statue of Liberty, lands in New York in bid to circle the globe

For this last flight, pilot Bertrand Piccard took off from Cairo on July 23, landing on July 25 at around 8:05 p.m.

Piccard and his fellow Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg set out on this world tour to raise awareness about solar power and clean technology that could one day change the way we travel.

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Gerardo Diaz 2016-12-01

This is the HY4, claimed to be the world's first passenger aircraft to emit zero carbon into the atmosphere.

With two fuselages positioned left and right, each with two seats beneath a perspex canopy, it has a wing section with a propeller in between, and a wingspan of 21.36m.

With partners including the German Aerospace Center DLR , the team has spent the past 18 months working towards electromobility, from the road to the air.

In the wake of Solar Impulse 2's successful solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe in summer 2016, a fossil-fuel future looks set to be the aviation industry's next big thing.

Four fuel cells, which convert hydrogen and oxygen into water and electric power, are the hybrid aircraft's main source of energy.

About 1.2kg - stored in a carbon-fibre-reinforced high-pressure tank - is enough for a flight of around 100km.

collect
0
dogap 2021-05-09

Walking tours are among the most well-known approaches to research a country.

Travelling by foot supplies a fantastic deal more than just the chance to see the countryside; it gives you the opportunity to truly feel that the local atmosphere.

For travellers who like being outside and are usually quite athletic, walking tours offer you some really great benefits.

Cultural tours are made to show the hidden culture of a region.

A fantastic idea is to enlist the assistance of a guide or a local manual in advance, as they'll be able to supply valuable advice on things like where to eat, what to take with you, how to avoid getting lost, and so on.There are two main kinds of walking tours: guided excursions and excursions tours.

While there are many distinct styles of self-guided walking tours available, the most well-known ones are: the circumnavigation of the US, the Galapagos, the River Thames, and the Amazon.

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Brett Ames 2018-07-07
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Hong Kong will be the first destination, with launches in other regions likely to follow.

The Nokia X6 initially launched in China.

As much as HMD Global tried to convince everyone that the Nokia X6 would remain in China, recent leaks and its own Twitter poll told us otherwise.

Now, Mobile Magazine HK reported that the Nokia X6 will be available around the world as the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

An inside source alleged that HMD Global will first launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Hong Kong on July 19.

Launches in other regions will likely follow, but no specific countries were listed.

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William Garza 2017-06-23
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It's one of the most enduring mysteries of our time: what happened to pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to fly around the world?

Four border collies named Berkeley, Piper, Marcy, and Kayle may have answers.

On Wednesday, National Geographic reported that an expedition organized by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) will set sail from Fiji on Saturday, June 24, with the specially trained forensic dogs from the Institute for Canine Forensics along for the ride.

The group's Earhart Project has spent decades testing the hypothesis that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed safely on Gardner Island, now called Nikumaroro, about 400 miles (640 kilometers) southeast of their intended landing spot, Howland Island.

According to the project's website, the group believes Earhart and Noonan survived on the island for a time as castaways, catching and cooking small fish, seabirds, turtles and clams.

Bones that possibly belonged to Earhart were found on the island in 1940, but have since been lost.

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Matthew Hansen 2019-08-15
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Pot noodle is opening a special hotline today for those of you who failed to make the grade for your university of choice, offering you the chance to bugger off around the world instead.

The potline - which is a flagrant abuse of the word "pot", and frankly you shouldn't be getting people's hopes up like that - is live right now, and you have until 4pm to call 0203 733 4878 upon which you'll discover all of the information Pot Noodle wants from you, that you then have to email over to [email protected], begging the question as to why you have to call anyone in the first place.

The details you'll be asked to provide include proof that you didn't make it into the uni you had your heart set on, so you can relive that pang of disappointment all over again, and some spiel about why you want to bugger off round the world on a free holiday.

"At Pot Noodle, we’re always looking for ways to connect people with exciting new experiences – whether that be at university or beyond," said Pot Noodle brand manager, Lena Portchmouth.

"While results day can often be joyous, there’s plenty of students who unfortunately might not secure a spot at the university of their choice.

Pot Noodle is here to remind them that many life enriching opportunities can exist outside of the lecture hall.

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0
Steven Jones 2016-11-02

Four outstanding musicians will take to the stage in the WIRED2016 SoundCloud Presents sessions, showcasing some of the music platform's most innovative creators.

Day one of the two-day event will feature performance sessions from soul pioneer Barbarossa and next generation electronic artist KAASI.

On day two of WIRED2016, SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss will introduce Dream Koala and Little Simz – two very different young artists who have built up significant fanbases on the platform.

Speakers at WIRED's flagship event include aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who recently circumnavigated the globe in a solar-powered plane, and Megan Smith, US chief technology officer.

For the full list of speakers visit our speaker page.

Wahlforss co-created SoundCloud, a global community of music creators, listeners and curators.

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Jeanette Perea 2017-07-16
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When you sail non-stop around the world, you manage everything that you have onboard.

From the energy in the batteries to the food and water, everything is carefully monitored.

If vital help needs to get to you, it’ll take five days for a ship to pick you up and then five days to steam you back to the next hospital.

When you step back ashore you suddenly realise that the world that you have just circumnavigated is no different to the global economy we all rely on; it is powered by finite resources, and simply doing a bit less is not going to solve upcoming challenges.

Combining high performance with low cost, plastics have become the workhorse materials of modern life.

A symbol of rising living standards and domestic bliss in the 1950s, the use of plastics has gradually attracted more criticism as significant drawbacks point to failures across the value chain.

Robert Massaro 2019-08-15

Didn't make it into your uni of choice?

Why not bugger off around the world instead, courtesy of ?

Call the PotlineBling PotNoodle alevelresultsday alevelresults2019 buff.ly/33wQ7Qx

George Mitchell 2016-07-12
img

Four hours of sleep a day, constant temperatures of around -40 degrees Celsius and no Pokemon GO for close to two weeks.

Oh, and a very real risk of death.

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has embraced all of the above, having just embarked on his non-stop round-the-world record attempt.

He s aiming to circumnavigate the globe in a helium balloon in less than the 13 days it took the late Steve Fossett in 2002.

Indeed, Konyukhov has even set off from the same field outside Northam in Western Australia state Fossett kicked off his 2002 mission.

His balloon is an astonishing 56m tall -- the same height as the leaning Tower of Pisa -- and weighs 1.6 tonnes, though Konyukhov will be holed up inside a 1.6m-wide gondola for the entirety of his expedition.

Raymond Powers 2016-07-25
img

Solar Impulse on the ground in New York City.

Right now the Solar Impulse aircraft is over the Persian Gulf, approaching Abu Dhabi, its final destination.

As Abu Dhabi is also the location that the craft started on its round-the-world flight, its extended journey is near an end.

The Solar Impulse flight marks the first circumnavigation of the globe by a piloted solar aircraft.

Bertrand Picard is at the controls, having started the flight in Cairo and taken the craft over Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Persian Gulf.

The final flight has taken about a day and a half so far and has suffered a lot of turbulence as the desert below it heated up and cooled off.

Jimmy Richmond 2016-11-02

Think of modern air travel, and you probably picture frustrating delays, absurd security theatre and - even more painful - having to turn your devices to airplane mode.

So this month, to reward your loyalty, we've moved you up to seat A1 with a window view on the future of aviation.

Flying cars, city-centre runways, vertical-take-off volocopters, the return of supersonic flight, even personal jetpacks - a surge in engineering innovation is about to transform what it means to fly in the 21st century.

We first covered Bertrand Piccard in WIRED six years ago, when he had the audacious notion of piloting a solar-powered plane around the globe.

Reality - in the form of gravity, drag, lack of sleep and all the other impediments facing a pilot carrying zero fuel - was always going to prove a challenging obstacle.

Which is why, when Piccard landed in Abu Dhabi in July at the end of his exhausting but successful circumnavigation, we had to embrace him as a WIRED hero.

Gerardo Diaz 2016-12-01

This is the HY4, claimed to be the world's first passenger aircraft to emit zero carbon into the atmosphere.

With two fuselages positioned left and right, each with two seats beneath a perspex canopy, it has a wing section with a propeller in between, and a wingspan of 21.36m.

With partners including the German Aerospace Center DLR , the team has spent the past 18 months working towards electromobility, from the road to the air.

In the wake of Solar Impulse 2's successful solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe in summer 2016, a fossil-fuel future looks set to be the aviation industry's next big thing.

Four fuel cells, which convert hydrogen and oxygen into water and electric power, are the hybrid aircraft's main source of energy.

About 1.2kg - stored in a carbon-fibre-reinforced high-pressure tank - is enough for a flight of around 100km.

Brett Ames 2018-07-07
img

Hong Kong will be the first destination, with launches in other regions likely to follow.

The Nokia X6 initially launched in China.

As much as HMD Global tried to convince everyone that the Nokia X6 would remain in China, recent leaks and its own Twitter poll told us otherwise.

Now, Mobile Magazine HK reported that the Nokia X6 will be available around the world as the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

An inside source alleged that HMD Global will first launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Hong Kong on July 19.

Launches in other regions will likely follow, but no specific countries were listed.

Matthew Hansen 2019-08-15
img

Pot noodle is opening a special hotline today for those of you who failed to make the grade for your university of choice, offering you the chance to bugger off around the world instead.

The potline - which is a flagrant abuse of the word "pot", and frankly you shouldn't be getting people's hopes up like that - is live right now, and you have until 4pm to call 0203 733 4878 upon which you'll discover all of the information Pot Noodle wants from you, that you then have to email over to [email protected], begging the question as to why you have to call anyone in the first place.

The details you'll be asked to provide include proof that you didn't make it into the uni you had your heart set on, so you can relive that pang of disappointment all over again, and some spiel about why you want to bugger off round the world on a free holiday.

"At Pot Noodle, we’re always looking for ways to connect people with exciting new experiences – whether that be at university or beyond," said Pot Noodle brand manager, Lena Portchmouth.

"While results day can often be joyous, there’s plenty of students who unfortunately might not secure a spot at the university of their choice.

Pot Noodle is here to remind them that many life enriching opportunities can exist outside of the lecture hall.

Loyd Davis 2016-07-13
img

Solar Impulse 2 flies over the pyramids in Egypt shortly before landing in Cairo on July 13, 2016.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Cairo on Wednesday, putting it tantalizingly close to completing a circumnavigation of the globe without burning a single drop of fuel.

The aircraft swept over the pyramids before landing at Cairo International Airport at just after 7 a.m. local time this morning.

It's now about 3,000 kilometers 1,800 miles away from Abu Dhabi, where it began its journey in March 2015.

Solar Impulse 2 was designed to run entirely on solar power, generated by hundreds of thin panels that cover the upper side of its wings and its body.

It can carry a single pilot and theoretically stay in the air forever, but its human cargo necessitates the need to land.

Pedro Cote 2016-07-12
img

Four hours of sleep a day, constant temperatures of around -40 degrees Celsius and no Pokemon GO for close to two weeks.

Oh, and a very real risk of death.

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has embraced all of the above, having just embarked on his non-stop round-the-world record attempt.

He s aiming to circumnavigate the globe in a helium balloon in less than the 13 days it took the late Steve Fossett in 2002.

Indeed, Konyukhov has even set off from the same field outside Northam in Western Australia state Fossett kicked off his 2002 mission.

His balloon is an astonishing 56m tall -- the same height as the leaning Tower of Pisa -- and weighs 1.6 tonnes, though Konyukhov will be holed up inside a 1.6m-wide gondola for the entirety of his expedition.

Dana Millard 2017-09-18

Mark Jennings-Bates, vice president of sales at Dutch company Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V), is planning to become the first person in the world to circumnavigate the globe in a flying car.

He hopes to start the 90-day voyage aboard the company's flying car "Liberty" in San Francisco and arrive back there.

The date is yet to be set.

In an interview with Futurism, Jennings-Bates said he believes the journey is possible in 60 days, but since they plan on filming and documenting the journey, he expects the trip to last 90 days.

It runs on petrol and reportedly has a driving range of 1,315 km and a flying range of only 499 km.

Two 100hp engines power the vehicle and can fly at an altitude of 3,500m and weighs only 665 kg.

Troy Jones 2016-07-26
img

In the dim pre-dawn light at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi this morning, history was made.

As pilot Bertrand Piccard eased the wheels of Solar Impulse 2 down onto the tarmac, it became the first aircraft to successfully circumnavigate the globe under solar power alone.

The plane is a remarkable creation - 17,000 solar cells cover its 72-metre wingspan, with four-metre propellers driven by electric motors under the wings.

The historic voyage began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March last year, though it had been in the works for more than ten years.

The flight was undertaken alternately by Piccard and his co-pilot Andre Borschberg in 17 stages, crossing four continents, three seas and two oceans.

The longest stage, from Nagoya in Japan to Hawaii, lasted almost 118 hours.

Willie Edwards 2016-07-25
img

View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f156395%2fscreen shot 2016-07-25 at 5.54.59 pm

After more than 24,000 miles, a solar-powered plane just completed the final leg of its flight around the world.

Solar Impulse 2 — the experimental solar plane which first set out on its circumnavigation attempt in 2015 — has just landed in Abu Dhabi, its final landing spot and the city where its around-the-world bid began.

SEE ALSO: Solar-powered plane flies over Statue of Liberty, lands in New York in bid to circle the globe

For this last flight, pilot Bertrand Piccard took off from Cairo on July 23, landing on July 25 at around 8:05 p.m.

Piccard and his fellow Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg set out on this world tour to raise awareness about solar power and clean technology that could one day change the way we travel.

dogap 2021-05-09

Walking tours are among the most well-known approaches to research a country.

Travelling by foot supplies a fantastic deal more than just the chance to see the countryside; it gives you the opportunity to truly feel that the local atmosphere.

For travellers who like being outside and are usually quite athletic, walking tours offer you some really great benefits.

Cultural tours are made to show the hidden culture of a region.

A fantastic idea is to enlist the assistance of a guide or a local manual in advance, as they'll be able to supply valuable advice on things like where to eat, what to take with you, how to avoid getting lost, and so on.There are two main kinds of walking tours: guided excursions and excursions tours.

While there are many distinct styles of self-guided walking tours available, the most well-known ones are: the circumnavigation of the US, the Galapagos, the River Thames, and the Amazon.

William Garza 2017-06-23
img

It's one of the most enduring mysteries of our time: what happened to pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to fly around the world?

Four border collies named Berkeley, Piper, Marcy, and Kayle may have answers.

On Wednesday, National Geographic reported that an expedition organized by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) will set sail from Fiji on Saturday, June 24, with the specially trained forensic dogs from the Institute for Canine Forensics along for the ride.

The group's Earhart Project has spent decades testing the hypothesis that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed safely on Gardner Island, now called Nikumaroro, about 400 miles (640 kilometers) southeast of their intended landing spot, Howland Island.

According to the project's website, the group believes Earhart and Noonan survived on the island for a time as castaways, catching and cooking small fish, seabirds, turtles and clams.

Bones that possibly belonged to Earhart were found on the island in 1940, but have since been lost.

Steven Jones 2016-11-02

Four outstanding musicians will take to the stage in the WIRED2016 SoundCloud Presents sessions, showcasing some of the music platform's most innovative creators.

Day one of the two-day event will feature performance sessions from soul pioneer Barbarossa and next generation electronic artist KAASI.

On day two of WIRED2016, SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss will introduce Dream Koala and Little Simz – two very different young artists who have built up significant fanbases on the platform.

Speakers at WIRED's flagship event include aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who recently circumnavigated the globe in a solar-powered plane, and Megan Smith, US chief technology officer.

For the full list of speakers visit our speaker page.

Wahlforss co-created SoundCloud, a global community of music creators, listeners and curators.