DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist
DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF
By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane
- Jump Aero's JA1 Pulse is an exciting concept of what future ambulances will be
- Here's what we know:
- Electric vehicle can move at almost 290 mph
- JA1 Pulse carries a medical professional along with medical equipment to expedite vital medical care
- Resembles a spaceship
- Designed to arrive at the emergency within 8 minutes (within 31 miles)
- Can reach remote areas
- Thought to be the ambulance of the future
- eVTOL - takes off and lands vertically
- Powered by 8 electric propellers
- Unique eVTOL tech called "tail-sitter" design: sits on ground with nose & propellers facing upwards
- Vertical takeoff and shifts to horizontal flight for cruising
- Much faster than helicopter: structure between propellers serves as byplane for added speed
- Medical professional onboard is also the pilot
- Cannot transport patients but can provide vital, quick, emergency medical services until ground ambulance arrives for transport
- US Air Force has already invested nearly $4 million in California-based Jump Aero
- Prototype is being developed.
US STRIKES GOLD WITH LITHIUM FIND
Source: McDermitt Caldera Crater
- A huge lithium deposit found in a volcanic crater along the Nevada-Oregon border may be the world's largest and could be a game changer for the US, lithium batteries and EV's
- Here's what we know:
- The lithium discovery in the McDermitt Caldera crater may hold 40 million metric tons of the rare, precious metal, which would be the largest ever
- This would break China's monopoly on lithium
- Lithium is the critical ingredient for electric vehicle batteries
- This finding has the potential to vastly increase the availability of electric cars and significantly decrease their price
- America's lithium reserves are only one million metric tons
- This lithium discovery strikes gold for the US, upends China's lithium dominance and will have a massive impact on the EV industry and lithium batteries.
- At Apple's big event "Wunderlust", the Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro were finally revealed.
- Here are some highlights:
- New iPhone 15 and 15 Pro debut with Dynamic Island, the animated feature at the top of the screen with contextual information
- Comes in more colors: black, white, yellow, pink & blue
- USB-C charging replaces Lightning port for wired charging & connectivity
- Brighter display
- Bigger battery
- Main camera has 48 megapixels for higher res photos and videos and a 2x telephoto zoom
- Also new Apple Watch Series 9 with new S9 chip
- New Apple Watch Ultra 2
- Apple iPhone 15 costs $799. and15 Pro $899.
- More iPhone 15 info to come from Apple.
- For more news stories like this, FLIGHT PATH TO THE FUTURE.