Flying Taxi’ Startup Backed By Toyota And Intel Raises $100 Million Somehow

Photo: Joby Aviation Joby Aviation, a startup that aims to build a flying taxi that looks just like a small airplane, has raised $100 million from the likes of Toyota, Jet Blue and Intel, according to a statement from the company on Thursday. Amazingly, people are still at this idea.  The company’s planning to hire … More Flying Taxi’ Startup Backed By Toyota And Intel Raises $100 Million Somehow

Boeing Is Getting Ready to Sell Flying Taxis The largest industrial company in the U.S. expects to have electric passenger drones on the market within a decade. The dream of flying cars has been around longer than Boeing Co. has been making airplanes. Now a vision from the pages of Jules Verne is near enough … More

But now a research group called Team FAST, comprising students at the Technical University Eindhoven (TUE), in the Netherlands, thinks it has the hydrogen storage problem licked.

One problem that has been plaguing the development of hydrogen-fueled vehicles is that hydrogen gas needs to be stored and transported in expensive pressurized tanks. Liquid energy carriers such as hydrogen dissolved in a salt solution are viewed as possible alternatives, but they’re also fraught with problems including the accumulation of byproducts. The simplest hydrogen carrier is water. But splitting hydrogen from … More But now a research group called Team FAST, comprising students at the Technical University Eindhoven (TUE), in the Netherlands, thinks it has the hydrogen storage problem licked.

Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets

Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets Ben Coxworth February 8, 2016 The hydrogen-powered drone takes to the Scottish skies (Credit: SAMS). View gallery (4 images) At first glance, hydrogen fuel cells sound like a great power source for fixed-wing drones making long flights – they have much longer run times than batteries, and they … More Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets

Students to test one-of-a-kind, 3D-printed rocket engine

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 3 — A group of engineering students at the University of California, San Diego, will boldly go where no university student group has gone before by testing a 3D-printed rocket engine made out of metal at 10 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 5 at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry testing site in the Mojave … More Students to test one-of-a-kind, 3D-printed rocket engine

The world’s first printed jet engine

Opening new manufacturing opportunities for Australia in aerospace, medicine and light industry Monash University researchers along with collaborators from CSIRO and Deakin University have printed a jet engine. In fact Monash and their spin-out company Amaero, have printed two engines. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the … More The world’s first printed jet engine

Two of the very best SDR sites

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/about-rtl-sdr/ http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/ What is RTL-SDR? RTL-SDR is a very cheap software defined radio that uses a DVB-T TV tuner dongle based on the RTL2832U chipset. With the combined efforts of Antti Palosaari, Eric Fry and Osmocom it was found that the signal I/Q data could be accessed directly, which allowed the DVB-T TV tuner to be converted into a … More Two of the very best SDR sites

New Fuel Cell without Platinum changes the economics of using hydrogen

10:48 a.m., Jan. 8, 2015–A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car. Yushan Yan leads a UD research team studying the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free vehicle. The question, an issue of engineering and … More New Fuel Cell without Platinum changes the economics of using hydrogen

A Hybrid UAV, the X PlusOne by xCraft: A Quadcopter Plus a Flying Wing

Avaialble on the Kickstarter site at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/137596013/x-plusone-your-ultimate-hover-speed-aerial-camera Drones seem to be everywhere. The problem is that the vast majority of them are multi-rotors and they excel at one thing: hovering. Hovering solves one side of the problem, but when shooting a fast subject you need speed. Without compromising precision hovering capabilities we created something fast. … More A Hybrid UAV, the X PlusOne by xCraft: A Quadcopter Plus a Flying Wing