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Solar Eclipse Skydiving

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August 21, 2017, has found its place in history next to other solar eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun temporarily blocking it from view, but what makes this solar eclipse so special has nothing to do with the cosmos. While authorities were urging onlookers to protect their eyes from the Sun,...

Volocopter – Autonomous Air Taxi

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Urban transportation is the pits. Congested streets and sparse parking make downtown driving a pain. What if there was a way to avoid traffic jams and parking garages by soaring over the city? Could an ultralight be the answer? Dubai is going to find out. Volocopter, a promising start-up in Germany, is changing the urban travel scene in Dubai....

Electrics Wow at AirVenture

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Is it a bird? It's a plane. No, it's a flying mattress! Ultralight aircraft news is all a flutter over the electric-powered prototype that took to the air at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. LotsĀ of cheering spectators were heard at Lake Winnebago as the flying mattress, as some would describe its appearance, took to the sky during flight...