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E-Planes Drawing Fuel From Air Friction
Turning Air Friction into Electrical Energy For Electric Planes
Source: The Eather One Electric Plane Concept
Green, Clean Flying
A new electric aircraft concept, named The Eather One, is powered by pure air. Specifically, stratospheric air friction to create electric energy to fly the plane. The air friction can be seen in action behind a high flying jet that leaves a plume of white smoke across the sky in its wake. The plume holds for quite some time because there is very little air circulation in the stratosphere. When a high speed aircraft cuts through the higher atmosphere, it generates tremendous air friction and vibrations. Tapping into that tremendous source of energy is the concept behind Eather One that future aircraft may capitalize on.
Electric Flying with Nanogenerators on the Wings
The concept plane is equipped with triboelectric nanogenerators on its wings and across the top of the aircraft. The nanogenerators capture the turbulent air friction and convert it into electrical energy that the plane stores in a battery and uses in flight. The big potential of this concept airplane is that it harnesses clean, green energy while in flight instead of spewing high octane jet fuel emissions into the atmosphere.
Futuristic Air Travel
The designer of the next generation aircraft is aerospace designer Michael Borikowski. His Eather One is a conceptual plane that could be a big part of futuristic air travel that's much more efficient and far less polluting. It may be the look of the future of green flying.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Watch, Fitness/Health Tracker & Phone Source: Oshen Watch New, Connected Smart Device OshenWatch Gen 2 is a top smartwatch that can help you meet your fitness and health goals while staying connected. The watch is equipped with biosensors that automatically measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and even the quality of your sleep. The smartwatch is the invention of Oshen Watch, a company headquartered in Hong Kong. Exercise App and Advanced Bluetooth The watch helps the wearer calibrate their exercise. For instance, during a run, apps calculate distance, number of steps and the amount of calories burned. The watch also keeps the wearer constantly connected. It uses advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect with any Android or iOS device. It provides phone calls and text messages. The battery provides 96 hours of use and there are 15 days of standby time. And, it's priced starting at $49.95
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...