A flying car can travel on roads and can take off, fly, and land as an aircraft.
These vehicles have previously been seen only in science fiction movies, but with new technology quickly emerging, flying cars are
becoming reality. However, this does not mean you should sell your car just yet!
On March 23, 2012 Terrafugia successfully tested it Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).
Speaking about the first flight, Terrafugia Chief Test Pilot Phil Meteer said: "It's a remarkable vehicle both on the road and, now, in the air.
When I drove it into the shop, literally from the road through the garage door, I was amazed that I had just flown it at Plattsburgh a few days before.
A long-overdue mode of transportation and fun is just around the corner.
I can't wait for the upcoming flight tests and the chance to 'wring it out', demonstrating how safe and enjoyable the Transition® is to fly."
From home, to the airport, to where you really want to be. All in the Transition(R) Street-Legal Airplane, all on super unleaded autogas, all on your schedule.
The Transition is a sporty two-seater designed to cruise at 93 knots (105 mph) and then, upon landing, fold up its wings and get 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
"The whole idea is to address the gap in travel between 100 and 400 miles," said Cliff Allen, Terrafugia's vice president of sales.
"You could leave your home or office, drive to the nearest General Aviation airport, convert over to the aviation mode, fly to the airport nearest your
destination and drive the last 10 or 15 miles."
Due to the price tag it is unlikely we will see a great number of Transitions soaring the skies in the near future.
The Transition currently costs $279,000 and about 100 aircraft have already been reserved.
Fantastic Biological Street Lighting
Using Glowing Plants And Trees As An Energy Source
Will glowing trees replace street lamps in the near future? Can glowing plants be used as a source of light?
These questions have occupied a group of scientists who have come up with an ingenious idea how to cut electricity costs and reduce light pollution.
Walking down the street a late evening you might actually find yourself surrounded by amazingly beautiful glowing trees and pants, instead of ordinary street lamps.
Living Earth Simulator - Supercomputer Predicting The Future
In Douglas Adams book the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy we encounter a machine called Deep Thought. It is the most powerful computer
ever built. Deep Thought is capable of answering questions concerning life, the Universe, and simply everything. Now scientists are planning
to create a similar machine. It is called the Living Earth Simulator (LES).
Can a supercomputer really predict the future? There are researchers who believe it possible to construct a machine that can predict
anything from next financial crisis to next social trends.
Artificial Intelligence: Super-Turing Machine Imitates Human Brain
As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the
basis for digital computing in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine as adaptable and intelligent as the human brain.
Powerful Jet Pointing Directly At Earth
They are among the most fascinating cosmic phenomena. Astronomers know them as blazars and each of them harbors a supermassive black hole and jets emanating
in opposite directions from near its poles. These sources are unique evidence of the most extreme speeds and energies known in the extreme Universe.
"Sacred" 1.7 Million Volt Light Of The Gods
Today, his cool experiment enables Zeus-like miracles!
For the ancient Greeks, the occurrence of lightning mean that Zeus, lord of heaven,
was often very angry and upset. God used to throw jagged, terrifying bolts of lightning, like spears of fire. This was for the ancients, a "sacred light".
In his lab near Chicago, Illinois, a retired electrical engineer, Bert Hickman, uses a particle accelerator acrylic plastic to "grab and keep the wrath of Zeus"...
Our Universe Is A Gigantic And
Wonderfully Detailed Holographic Illusion
In our daily life we are not aware that we may, in fact, live in a hologram and our existence is a holographic projection, nothing more.
All what we believe is real, our whole physical world, is - in fact - an illusion being proved by the holographic universe,
one of the most remarkable theories of 20th century...