Different dreams, startlingly brought to reality, but still mostly futuristic dreams for most of us

A car that can fly and a plane that can stay in the air for over 24 hours using only sunlight for fuel.

These stories aren’t really just about innovation investment in the financial sense. They are more important as a timely reminder that sometimes the realisation of long-held fantasies and sharing the exhilaration of personal triumph can fire the public imagination (see some related links to the right) irrespective of the immediate practical realities.