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Unique e-VTOL Electric Plane-Drone Launch
Combination Plane and Drone - Tayln Air
Source: Talyn Air
No Need For an Airport
Los Angeles-based Talyn Air has designed a unique e-VTOL, an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. The vehicle is a concept that flies like a plane but launches and lands with the assistance of a large drone. The unmanned drone flies the e-VTOL to its flight level where it releases the e-VTOL once its rotors reach a flight sustaining speed. The drone returns to its base to be recharged for another takeoff or landing. Talyn Air says this system is so efficient it can travel three to five times farther than most other electric planes.
Talyn Air was co-founded by two astronauts, Jamie Gull and Evan Mucasey, who both worked on Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket at SpaceX. Both of those space vehicles are reusable. The Talyn system works like a rocket separating the first stage and transitioning to the second stage for forward flight. It has also been described as a drone "tug boat" pulling an electric aircraft "cargo vessel" and releasing it into the open skies.
Brand New Aviation Technology
The Talyn aircraft is all electric. According to the company, it can travel 3 to 5 times farther than most other electric planes because of its lower mass, higher efficiency and greater aerodynamics. As it is launched at flight altitude by the drone, the e-VTOL saves all of its battery power for actual flight. It can fly five passengers at 200 mph for 300 miles.
Cost & Travel Time Savings
The Talyn e-VTOL has a number of cost savings features. It doesn't require the tilt rotor systems like other e-VTOLS. It is cheaper to operate because less energy is used during flight. And since it doesn't require an airport, commuting time is greatly reduced. The company says a flight between Boston and New York City will be four times faster than a traditional commuter shuttle flight. The Talyn is a concept vehicle and the biggest challenges now facing the co-founders include making the in-air separation and docking of the vehicles bullet proof realities.
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
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
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