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Richard Branson invests in Hyperloop One

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyperloop One, the frontrunner of a number of companies competing to bring Elon Musk’s futuristic vision of a magnetically-propelled high-speed transport system to life. Musk is credited with creating the idea of the hyperloop, a super speedy method of passenger travel that involves pressurized capsules. He also founded The Boring Company, which is setting out to build hyperloop tunnels. Hyperloop technology is based on the idea of using an electric motor to accelerate an electromagnetically levitated pod through a low-pressure tube, which could theoretically reach speeds of up to 670mph with no turbulence. The fastest recorded

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Nvidia Finally Announced its VR Platform Holodeck

Nvidia announced this week that it has opened early access to Nvidia Holodeck, its intelligent virtual reality platform, for select designers and developers. Nvidia Holodeck brings designers, developers and their customers together from anywhere in the world to discover, build and explore creations in a highly realistic, collaborative and physically simulated VR environment. The platform’s immersive, photoreal experience drives creativity, provides a faster and more accurate understanding of a scene or model, streamlines the review process and reduces the need for physical prototyping. Because of its realistic graphics, accurate real-world physics and multi-user collaboration, Holodeck is already used as a powerful design lab for AI agents

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Rocket

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully launched another reused rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida as it continues its mission to drive down flight costs through refurbishment and reusability. This Falcon 9 booster was first used for a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February. This marks SpaceX’s 18th rocket landing in the company’s history. The launch carried a high-powered communications satellite for customers EchoStar Corp. and SES SA to geostationary transfer orbit. The company’s main goal is to make spaceflight more accessible through reusability, bringing rockets back to Earth after multiple launches, refurbishing them and then launching again. SpaceX is

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Intel Drones Fly Around the Campfire

There is dark and there is light. Fire. How long is it in human hands? Out there, at night, by the campfire. Magic of this entire, beautiful and sometimes dreadful world around us. Fire can put us in a bubble. Glittering stories that seem like they starting right there behind us, when we step into the darkness. Or perhaps silence by the campfire. Warmth and we with ourselves. How much today we have improved as people, become more noble than, lets say, Chinese people from the 12th century when they invented fireworks? Talk about the fire on the website dealing with the last cries of

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French Airline Adopts Fully Immersive Entertainment System

Getting entertained while flying in an aluminum tub some tens of thousands of feet above ground is a multi-billion dollar question. There are two approaches – one that doesn’t offer any form of IFE (in-flight entertainment), telling passengers to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). On the other hand, carriers can offer lavish displays with hundreds of hours of entertainment. Thanks to the French airline XL Airways, there is a third option – a Virtual Reality Cinema Theater. This tourist-focused airline is introducing a trial run of headsets from Skylights, a French virtual reality startup. For the next several months, XL Airways will implement 2D and 3D movies through its ‘SkyTheater’ application,

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HRL’s 3D Printed Ceramic could Change Everything

 3D printing is slowly, but certainly becoming an evolution or even a revolution of manufacturing. Every week we receive news pitches from companies claiming they’re the next big thing in the world of 3D printing, but there are innovations which are really making you think we’re changing for the better. From 3D printed vertebrae and skin in medicine to airplanes and rockets, 3D printing or ‘additive manufacturing’ is becoming an everyday reality for mission critical tasks. One company known for its innovation since inception – Hughes Research Laboratories (known today as HRL Laboratories, LLC – a joint-venture of General Motors and Boeing) just announced a technological breakthrough in

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Boeing’s Vision on Future of Flying Revealed

Beginning of each year is filled with New Year resolutions and how can we improve ourselves. This goes for the companies too – just the same as people reading this site. We received a video from Boeing’s corporate communications featuring their vision of travel. None of the seats in this video are nothing more than a concept, but it would be interesting to see how the company will tailor its future ‘cash-cow’ aircraft, the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 (Boeing decided to remove the ‘X’ from the name). It’s not directly mentioned, but this cabin concept and its seating arrangement clearly show that it is a concept design for

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Vladimir Putin Disbands Roscosmos Just To Form It Up Again?

Russian President and practical ruler of Russia, Vladimir Putin signed an order that disbanded troubled Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency. The space agency is now disbanded partly due to operating issues and rockets going up in flames, but also due to the creeping, multi-billion dollar corruption affair that endangered the success of space going ventures. The decree is a simple work of a pen – disbanding a couple of billions of worth of space going things – but it is something that needed to be done. The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Russian: Государственная корпорация по космической деятельности “Роскосмос”) formerly The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian:Федеральное космическое агентство

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Watch the First Single Jet General Aviation Plane in Action

Ever wanted to fly a jet engine powered aircraft? If your career was not set into becoming a commercial or a military pilot, you could only dream of getting your hands behind the steering yoke or flightstick of a plane costing into tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars. Not kidding here, world’s largest airplane, Airbus A380-800 goes for 428 million USD, and that’s without those four engines beneath its wings. Airbus’s realistic entry level plane, the A320-200 goes for 97 million. Without engines, of course. Those prices are just crazy, so what do you do? Do you dig deep into X-Plane and Flight Simulator and

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Buy Your Own Jetpack for $200,000?

Peter Coker, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Martin Aircraft, innovative New Zealand aerospace company is finally making progress on what many thought it was impossible – to develop and manufacture a personal jetpack, enabling a single person to experience flight like never before. Martin Aircraft spent years in development of a ‘jetpack’, and while many considered it a vaporware, past couple of weeks saw the public debut at the Dubai Airshow and – test flights which go into higher altitudes. Recent tests added maneuverability, which go hand in hand with the achieved flight test that saw P12.3 prototype reaching 5000 feet above sea level, or

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VIDEO: Elon Musk Speech at the Climate Conference in Paris

Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur and hands-on executive for his disruptive businesses, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Solar City gave a short, but sweet speech during the 21st Climate Change conference, which takes place in Paris, France. There’s no denying that humans are impacting the environment, but even if that could be argued, one cannot argue that we as a society have to become more efficient. Just as tractors replaced horses and oxes in the fields, and those replaced human labor, we need to look beyond the tractor to increase efficiency and consequentially, productivity of the said piece of land. Instead of giving you a long article filled

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