Worker sprays the street with disinfectant to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Workers at an industrial complex in the Chinese city of Chongqing are being sprayed with disinfectant as they arrive for work.
Multiple companies have outlined plans for flying taxis, but Boeing just took an important step toward making them a practical reality. The aircraft maker has completed the first test flight of its autonomous electric VTOL aircraft, verifying that the machine can take off, hover and land. It’s a modest start, to put it mildly — the taxi has yet to fly forward, let alone transition from vertical to forward flight modes. That still puts it ahead of competitors, though, and it’s no mean feat when the aircraft existed as little more than a concept roughly one year ago.
The construction of Robbie cost an estimated $125,000 ($1.1M today adjusting for inflation). He was the first major departure from the classic [“oil can” style robot] and his design has influenced all aspects of Sci-Fi from the original Lost in Space series to the Protectron robots in the modern Fallout games. He is an icon of cinema sci-fi history, and an incredible byproduct of the 1950’s/1960’s space fever
Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus celebrated the new year with an unlikely guest, a beautiful Halitrephes maasi jellyfish found at a depth of 4,000 feet underwater at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.
Link: E/V Nautilus
U-boat Worx’s Cruise 5-1700 series is the world’s deepest diving five-person submarine. with the ability to reach depths up to 1,700 meters, each submersible comes equipped with two huge acrylic spheres that lets deep sea explorers take in panoramic views of the world beneath the water.
The volocopter 2X is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft powered purely by electricity, meaning the vehicle is emission free and makes very little noise in comparison to other VTOL aircraft. The ultralight aircraft is easy to manuoever, and following the granting of ‘multicopter’ certification, will be able to be flown by anyone with a sport pilot license. However, the those without a licence need not miss out, since volocopter plan to use the aircrafts as flying taxis come 2018.