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SST Boom Overture Targets Runway

  Boom Gets Big Money Investment from US Air Force                                              Source:  Boom Supersonic Money To Develop Commercial, Overture SST Jet Boom Supersonic, headquartered in Englewood, California, is on target to become the world's fastest airline.  It just received a $60 million investment from the US Air Force to develop its commercial Overture SST jet.  The investment spans three years and includes development of a military version for the Air Force. Overture's potential for commercial passenger travel is tremendous. It offers cutting flight times in half.  The military version of Overture has many potential uses including for special operations, surveillance, intelligence and executive transport. Exciting New Travel Overture is designed to carry up to 88 passengers at Mach 1.7 or 1,300 mph.  That would reduce the 6.5-hour New York City to London flight to 3.5-hours.  The SST is designed to run on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that can greatly re

Electric Speedboat & Hollywood Interest

  Arc's E-Speedboat with Zero Emissions                                                       Source:  Arc Actor Will Smith & Rapper Diddy Combs Think It's a Hot Investment Gas-powered speedboats are notorious for their polluting carbon emissions.  A new electric powered, zero emissions speedboat appears to be a very attractive alternative and it is attracting Hollywood entertainment stars' attention.   Los Angeles-based marine startup Arc is attracting big Hollywood stars like actor Will Smith and rapper Sean Diddy Combs as investors in its electric, zero emissions speedboat.  Smith's Dreamers VC, Combs' Combs Enterprises and basketball star Kevin Durant have all jumped onboard as strategic investors.  They join Eclipse Ventures' Greg Reichow, who helped fund the launch of Tesla.  They have pushed the startup's funding to more than $30 million out of the box.   The company is less than a year old. E-Speedboat is Loaded with New Technologies Arc's fi

Breakthru Way to Farm the Oceans

  GreenWave's Regenerative Ocean Vertical Farming                                      Source:  GreenWave& Bren Smith A New Green Wave to Fight Climate Change GreenWave, a sustainable undersea farming technology company founded by fisherman Bren Smith, has developed a breakthrough technology called vertical underwater farming or regenerative ocean farming.  The technique promises to be a new and prolific source of food and a new way to fight Climate Change.  It's comprised of vertical ropes that grow a variety of seaweed and shellfish.  As a fisherman, Smith has witnessed fishing stocks depleted and destroyed by Climate Change.  He is convinced that fishing has to be sustainable to save the industry.  His GreenWave model is designed to cleanly produce shellfish and seaweed, help restore ocean ecosystems, capture carbon and nitrogen from the waters and to support and sustain commercial farming.  The shellfish and seaweed provide food for consumers, fertilizer, animal feed an

Bell Textron's Tilt-Rotor Jet Plane Concept

  Bell's Tilt Rotor Aircraft With Jet Engines                                                       Source:  Bell Flying Like a Helicopter But With Speed Aircraft manufacturer Bell, a subsidiary of Textron,  is developing a hybrid aircraft concept that takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies at the speed of a jet.  The new vehicle would pair tilt-rotor aircraft with jet engines.  Bell just unveiled three new designs, including a small, autonomous plane that takes off and lands like a helicopter, which could be especially valuable in rescue operations.  There are also a medium sized and large version of the concept that require a pilot.  These are concept planes that point to the future of flight - particularly military aviation - in the 2030's. Tilt Rotor + Jet Engine Tilt rotor aircraft like the Marine's V-22 Osprey have fixed wings with a rotor on each wing.  It allows them to take off and land like a helicopter and then fly like a propeller plane.  Adding jet pro