Wednesday, June 22, 2011
EADS VoltAir all-electric aircraft concept unveiled in Paris: "One of the displays that has generated a lot of buzz at the Paris Airshow 2011 is EADS' ZEHST concept - a zero-emission hypersonic airliner, that could be whisking passengers from Tokyo to London in under 2.5 hours, by the year 2050. Sitting alongside the ZEHST model, however, is another EADS concept aimed at the more immediate future. It's called VoltAir, and it's a proposed all-electric airliner that could be flying within 25 years."
Posted by steve at 9:17 AM
Nokia N9 – the first MeeGo-based all-screen smartphone: "Nokia has unveiled the N9, its first smartphone featuring the MeeGo mobile operating system. It has no buttons on the front, and features a curved polycarbonate body and a 3.9-inch AMOLED WVGA (854x480) display. The home button is replaced with a swipe gesture, taking the user back to the homescreen from anywhere in the menu."
Posted by steve at 9:16 AM
Solar-powered Samsung NC215S netbook to arrive in Russia and USA: "The Russian branch of Samsung has officially announced the solar-powered Samsung NC215S netbook. Two hours of sunlight exposure of the unit's solar panel is said to give up to one hour of working time, with the total battery life estimated to be 14.5 hrs."
Datron Scout - UAV reconnnaisance with the stability of four rotors: "Younger owners of the Parrot AR.Drone will no doubt have discovered the advantages of such a device when gathering intelligence on siblings and parents. The Datron Scout Air Reconnaissance System shares a few similarities with the AR.Drone but, like the CyberQuad, is a quadricopter designed for slightly more critical missions."
Six-hundred meter tall aerodynamic eco-tower being built in China: "Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has won an international competition to design the Wuhan Greenland Center. At 606 meters (1,988 ft) high, the building is expected to be China's third tallest and the world's fourth tallest when construction is due to be completed in 2016."
Posted by steve at 9:13 AM
D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives: "The D-Dalus (a play on Daedalus from Greek mythology) is neither fixed wing or rotor craft and uses four, mechanically-linked, contra-rotating cylindrical turbines, each running at the same 2200 rpm, for its propulsion."
Posted by steve at 9:11 AM