This new “forever plane” — not quite like a forever stamp but still very cool — has been designed by UK defense contractor QinetiQ.
This craft flew for 14 days, 21 minutes — smashing all previous endurance for unmanned flights.
It’s too bad that something as innovative and interesting as the Zephyr UAV finds its first real applications in military reconnaissance. But that is the way much technological advancement seems to happen — sort of like porn and the internet.
— Steve Clemons