Airbus dreams into the future(2050) with reduced fuel emissions and shorter flight times

Looking into the future has all been a hard game for stock analysts, politicians, and ordinary people. However, Airbus claims it has had a peak into the future, with blue skies in ‘2050’ on our horizons. They have imagined that planes will become more fuel efficient and smaller. These ‘2050’ planes will fly in groups like birds creating a more efficient travel from point A to B. Furthermore, they have competitors such as NASA already try to shape our future. Check out the future, with the video up top.

 

NASA is investing $100,000 for a sideways supersonic plane, sonic booms are out of the equation

Sonic Boom free NASA Plane

NASA is always trying to be at the head of advanced technology, including space and other aerodynamic projects.  This time NASA has invested over $100,000 for a supersonic plane at the University of Miami. The plane which is uniquely designed, is able to fly at supersonic speeds and avoid creating a very noisy sonic boom. It’s design lets it turn 90 degrees before hitting a sonic boom, which drastically reduces the size of the boom, to almost nothing. If your thinking of fly on this thing next year for vacation, then be foretold that it will take at least a decade before there’s any hope of getting on one of those planes.

Source: NASA

Fliz a foot powered bike, lets you look like a piece of moving art in public

Bicycles, tricycles, and Flizs are all variations of the modern-day bike. This new innovative invention is reinventing the bike. Fliz a foot-powered bicycle that’s painted yellow to make you stand out in public, gives us a whole new meaning of green transportation. The bike which looks more like moving art then a comfortable way to get to work, will sure make you stand out. Finally, so whether you want one or not, make sure you fit a helmet on, as this looks very unstable.

Source: EcoChunk

Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong Walk on Moon

He was one of the most fitness men in America, that was able to survive a journey to the moon and back and live to tell the tale, Neil Armstrong. On 1969, he was the first man to step on the moon, making history. Therefore, I wish I would never have to write this post, telling his death. With that in mind, I will report to you that Neil Armstrong died on August 25th 2012 from heart complications, marking another point in history. So all you folks feeling old, hearing about the first landing on the moon, you might be feeling right as your watching a chapter close in history forever.

Source: NYT

Tigra bicycle add-on lets you charge your device, while pedaling

 

Bicycle USB Charger

The world is pushing us towards being more green, and energy friendly. With that all aside, this Bicycle add-on lets you be green while charging your smartphone on the go for a $100. You’ll be required to pedal of course at least 12 MPH, and in result you’ll be able to charge two device simultaneously from two USB ports. So the faster you pedal the faster your phone charges. Hows that for an incentive?

Source: BikeConsole, Gizmodo

 

All-weather solar power motorcycle helmet heats and cools your head

All-weather motorcycle helmet

Motorcyclist never have the chance to have a controlled temperature environment, like other car drivers. This will all be changed with a new all-weather solar power motorcycle helmet, that takes in air and either lets it cool your face or heats it to beat the cold. The helmet is powered via a solar power cells that are built into the top of the helmet. Nevertheless, if you’ve decided to buy one or not, you’ll still need to wait as it needs to pass safety tests before it hits the market.

Source: Engadget

DARPA’s Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on anything, including water

Getting to people in a regionally disaster, can be a huge problem, as there are many obstacles and debris in the way. Overcoming that problem, can be very expensive, including aerial, sea, and ground solutions. But what could you do if you could combine sea and ground solutions? Well you would get a Captive Air Amphibious Transporter. Furthermore, DARPA decide make a massive water tank, to be able to reach people no matter where they are on the ground or sea. It’s also able to carry supplies on its way. To sea this massive show of power, just look at the video above.

Source: Engadget

NASA’s X-48C hybrid plane successfully completes first flight

 

Right now your looking at the future design for planes you’ll be riding a decade from now. This new look is supposed to be super efficient and cost-effective. It will be able to save somewhere between 20 to 30 percent of fuel, increase fuel capacity, and provides us with a quieter ride. NASA  and its partner Boeing,  successfully completed the X-48C hybrid plane’s first test flight proving that the design is at least flyable.

Source: Cnet

Google’s Self-Driving car reaches 300,000 miles with no accidents

Are you dreaming about that day where you can take a snooze while driving to work? Read a book, when you get stuck in traffic? With that in mind, Google has read your thoughts and is pushing its car program to new levels. With a car driving over 300,000 miles without an accident is a horrific task. Therefore, Google think it’s so safe, that their willing to give it to some employees for their commute to work. Usually this car would require two people or more in the car while driving, for safe keeping. In all things considered I still wouldn’t want to hop into one of those cars, yet. Would you?

Source: Google Blog

Autonomous Braking on New Cars will be required in the EU

Preventing car accidents has been a long time goal for many people. To achieve this goal you will be required to take baby steps until you’ve reached it, like any other goal. But today, another baby step has been checked off the list, as a new EU legislation came out. This legislation requires that all vehicles produced by 2014, will have an on-board autonomous emergency braking system (AEB). An AEB automatically hits the breaks of your car if you come to close to an object (car, pedestrian, etc…). By doing so, the EU will be saving 8,000 lives (27% of traffic accidents) and 6.05-9.7 billion dollars each year.  You can also read the full report here (PDF).

Source: Wired