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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.
Superstar Robot Packers Source: CMC CartonWrap 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.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players 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
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