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Airbus Electric Hybrid Planes E-Flying
E-Hybrid Plans Ramping Up
Source: Airbus. E-Thrust Concept Electric Hybrid Aircraft
Cleaner, Greener Flying
Airbus is moving forward on plans to produce hybrid electric planes for commercial use by 2035. This is part of Airbus' major focus to develop and manufacture low emissions aircraft. Global air travel spews millions of tons of carbon dioxide from jet fuel into the atmosphere. Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury confirmed that he's moving ahead with the industry's first program to potentially develop and produce fleets of hybrid electric aircraft. He confirmed his electric hybrid plane goals during a conversation with reporters this weekend.
E-Thrust Concept: Electric-Hybrid Flying Commitment with Greatly Reduced Emissions
Airbus' commitment to developing greener energy sources to power jets is clear. In May, Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines signed an agreement to partner on research for electric and hybrid aircraft designs. Their E-Thrust concept is an example of the future of flying with a serial hybrid propulsion system.
Airbus is looking to replace its big seller, A320neo, narrow body jets in the next 15 years. Airbus going with the industry's first electric hybrid aircraft would be a major technological breakthrough for the global airline industry. It would usher in the beginning of reducing utilization of jet fuel and cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the air.
Revolutionary Propulsion System
The European plane maker is growing in confidence about its revolutionary propulsion system with hybrid electric engines ready to power a new single aisle jet by 2035. The company is expected to start with a smaller electric hybrid jet and work up to a full size jet that would be capable of carrying 240 people. For free Kindle borrow of journalist Ed Kane's books on travel innovation and free listens and reads, go to amazon.com/author/ekane
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…