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Archer Aviation reveals 2-seater demonstration aircraft, a “stepping stone” toward commercial operations

Archer Aviation unveiled its autonomous electric two-seater aircraft dubbed “Maker” on Thursday, which it will use for testing as it works towards certification of a larger piloted five-seater announced in March 2020. The aircraft unveile.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchJun 11th, 2021

Biodiversity "hotspots" imperiled along California"s streams

A study of woodland ecosystems that provide habitat for rare and endangered species along streams and rivers throughout California reveals that some of these ecologically important areas are inadvertently benefitting from water that humans are divert.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

"Dozens" of Companies are Now Trying to Build Flying Cars

The New York Times shares footage from a flying car's test flight in California — "a single-person aircraft for use in rural areas — essentially a private flying car for the rich — that could start selling this year." (You can read.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 43 min. ago

New Battlefield gameplay trailer reveals more features, calls back to old titles

While we saw a number of new mechanics in the Battlefield 2042 trailer today, it also confirmed that the game will call back to Battlefield 3 and 4......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Apple Admits It Ranked Its Files App Ahead of Competitor Dropbox

During the Epic v. Apple trial, an email chain surfaced that reveals Apple seemingly admitted "it manually boosted the ranking of its own Files app ahead of the competition for 11 entire months," reports The Verge. This comes after two monstrous repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Airlines Plan To Plow Billions Into Flying Taxis

Flying taxis moved a step closer to becoming a fixture buzzing across urban skyscapes, as a closely watched effort was unveiled in Los Angeles and startups in the U.K. and Brazil made commercial breakthroughs. From a report: Vertical Aerospace Group,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Pine Island Glacier"s ice shelf is ripping apart, speeding up key Antarctic glacier

For decades, the ice shelf helping to hold back one of the fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica has gradually thinned. Analysis of satellite images reveals a more dramatic process in recent years: From 2017 to 2020, large icebergs at the ice shelf's.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed

An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth's first continents formed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

NASA selects new science investigations for future moon deliveries

As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the moon's surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

26% of all Americans will shop Amazon Prime Day deals, data reveals

Finder’s Amazon Prime Day Shopping Report says that 26% of Americans plan to shop Amazon Prime Day sales......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Archer Aviation reveals 2-seater demonstration aircraft, a “stepping stone” toward commercial operations

Archer Aviation unveiled its autonomous electric two-seater aircraft dubbed “Maker” on Thursday, which it will use for testing as it works towards certification of a larger piloted five-seater announced in March 2020. The aircraft unveile.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

New Elden Ring trailer reveals an open world and a January 2022 release date

A new Elden Ring trailer was revealed during Summer Game Fest 2021 showing off a January 2022 release date......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How Risky Is It to Send Jeff Bezos to the Edge of Space?

Today's commercial spacecraft have a safety advantage, thanks to simpler designs and suborbital missions. But with rockets, nothing is certain......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Bacteria serves tasty solution to global plastic crisis

Researchers have discovered that the common bacteria E. coli can be deployed as a sustainable way to convert post-consumer plastic into vanillin, a new study reveals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Americans Pocketed $4 Billion In Bitcoin Profits In 2020, Analysis Reveals

Americans got richer off bitcoin than any other country last year -- pocketing $4.1 billion in profits as the price of the volatile cryptocurrency soared to $29,000 from under $10,000, according to a new analysis. The New York Post reports: The US wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Joby Aviation eyes Asia and Europe as early markets alongside North America

While electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startup Joby Aviation is targeting North America for its initial commercial launch, founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt expects the company to have an early presence in Asia and Europe as well.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

X-ray scanner spots cancers and analyzes drugs in minutes

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just the shape of an object but its molecular composition. With unprecedented resolution and accuracy, the technology could revolutionize a wide range.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

German eVTOL maker Lilium partners with Honeywell for flight control and avionics systems

German electric air mobility company Lilium has partnered with aerospace manufacturer Honeywell to develop the electronics and mechanical systems for the 7-seater Lilium Jet, the company’s debut eVTOL. Honeywell will supply its compact fly-by-wire.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Lordstown Motors warns its electric vehicle business may fail

Stock falls after filing flags "substantial doubt" over future operations. Enlarge / This is a rendering of the Lordstown Motors Endurance, which may never be built. (credit: Lordstown Motors) Electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors said Tue.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Microscope reveals the secrets of a material"s structure

EPFL scientists have made an important discovery about the structure of barium titanate, a material used in everyday objects. Their findings refute existing theories on the displacement of the material's atoms......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Novel compound reveals fundamental properties of smallest carbon nanotubes

Chemical rings of carbon and hydrogen atoms curve to form relatively stable structures capable of conducting electricity and more—but how do these curved systems change when new components are introduced? Researchers based in Japan found that, with.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021