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Electric Plane completes test flight with ten engines | Nasa

Imagine a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. That is a concept being developed by NASA researchers called Greased Lightning or GL-10. The team, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is looking at the idea initially as a potential unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). "We have a couple of options that ...

Energy: Unlocking the USA Wind Potential

Wind is an important source of clean, affordable American energy. Wind power supplies nearly 5 percent of our nation’s electricity demand across 39 states, and it’s getting cheaper every year thanks to new strides in wind technology and policy. Since the 1980s, the cost of deploying wind energy has dropped by 90 percent. Meanwhile, further improvements are poised to make wind economical in ...

Sold OUT! Tesla’s Powerwall home battery

Tesla Motors has so far taken 38,000 reservations for its zero-carbon Powerwall home battery. Such high demand signals that revenue from the company’s new battery could soon outstrip that from its electric cars sales. “There’s no way that we can possibly satisfy the demand this year,” Musk told Wall Street analysts Thursday during a conference at which he reviewed Tesla’s first-qu...

Amazon details Drone delivery plans | NEW Patent Plan

Details about Amazon's proposed delivery drones may work & have been published by the US Patent Office. According to the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it is delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone. The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to each other about weather and traffic conditions. Amazon faces many regulatory hurdles ...

Advance, Achieve, Succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management® Mastery Model™ New global standards of excellence outline the path to success as the profession evolves

PHOENIX, AZ, May 5, 2015 – Today, the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) launched new global standards of excellence for the supply management profession - the ISM Mastery Model™ - at its Centennial conference, ISM2015. What it now takes to succeed in the supply management industry is far different than what it was decades ago. The new Mastery Model represents ISM’s forging ahead ...

A 3D Printer For Living Cells by BioBots

U.S. biotech startup BioBots sits at the intersection between computer science and chemistry. Its debut product, a desktop 3D printer for biomaterials, which was just demoed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY — printing Van Gogh’s ear in replica, no less — combines hardware, software and wetware. It’s the latter area where the core innovation sits, says co-founder Danny Cabrera. Biofa...

Wearables: Who are smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear really for?

Smart watches are attempting to break into the mainstream. The massive marketing machines of Apple, Google and Samsung are trying to push their appeal beyond geeks and early adopters and get everyone wondering whether there’s a smartwatch for them. One issue many have is that smartwatches don't portray an aura of luxury. For many, this is a dealbreaker. Understandably, you want your watch to ...

Tesla’s Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

Finally someone with resources, moving things forward in a way that helps the earth and is also cool. You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — or some scientist that never got the credit he deserved. The company, however has a grand vision that will certainly become a household name. CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm ...

WINDOWS 10 PLANS TO HIT 1 BILLION DEVICES IN 3 YEARS

TO COURT USERS, MICROSOFT IS WOOING DEVELOPERS WITH TOOLS THAT MAKE IT JAW-DROPPINGLY EASY TO BUILD NEW APPS. Microsoft has some very high ambitions for Windows 10. The company announced today at its annual Build conference that it wants to have the new operating system running on one billion devices within the next three years, a feat that is unheard of for just about any platform. But how ...

GE leaves lending business & moves to Manufacturing

After a 30-year fling with finance, GE is going back to its workbench and is selling the bulk of its giant GE Capital unit and returning to its roots. In reemphasizing industrial operations,  GE is heading back to the traditional heart of the company founded by Thomas Edison and away from the era of finance expansion under then-chief executive Jack Welch in the 1980s and 1990s. For most ...