The Boeing 787, nicknamed the “Dreamliner”, made heavy use of new high-tech materials to make the aircraft more comfortable, and fuel efficient, although technical challenges delayed its launch more than three years. After it entered service, 787s were hit by problems, including a battery fire and fuel leaks.
Boeing Dreamliner, painted in livery based on indigenous artist, flies historic trip from Perth to London, with 200 passengers and 16 crew, in 17 hours
Japan Airlines has grounded another Dreamliner jet after "white smoke" was seen outside the cockpit window during maintenance, a year after a months-long global grounding over battery problems.
China Southern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after China's aviation regulator gave the aircraft approval.
In January, Boeing's new, 787 Dreamliners were grounded due to overheating problems with their lithium-ion batteries, leading to potential fire risks. These were well-publicised yet rare incidents involving lithium-ion batteries - which abound in our modern lives, powering devices such as mobile phones and laptops.
Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50 per cent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published in the journal The Cryosphere.