Modeled after the Airbus commercial aircraft, the sleek Airbus A-180 Drone was designed specifically for medical emergencies, and comes equipped with autonomous flight technologies. When activated, it can be used to deliver a payload of emergency supplies, utilizing three double engines - one in the rear for forward thrust and two built into the wings for upward and downward movement. The drone is capable of vertical or horizontal takeoff and landing, enabling it to reach danger zones otherwise inaccessible by normal aircraft. When touching down, a cargo capsule is released, filled with medicine, supplemental blood, and even organs if necessary. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to fake an injury at work.
Sleek and retro-futuristic, the Embraer Manhattan Jet is inspired by New York's famous Art Deco scene and based on the Lineage 1000E. It boasts a striped blue exterior, while its luxurious interior has been fitted with plenty of mahogany, brass, and gold accents. Passengers also get to experience a Cloud Club lounge, which consists of a bar and a large panoramic city loft window, while the Crystal Room offers dining for up to six at once. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sikorsky-Boeing's SB1 Defiant aims to replace the AH-64 Apache and the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, as part of the Army's future Vertical Lift program. Thanks to its two coaxial rotors and a pusher propeller, the aircraft can speed through the skies at 300 mph at altitudes of 6,000-feet, and hover like a bird. Inside, there's enough room for 12 people, or up to 8 medivac pallets, while the Blackhawk only has an 11 soldier capacity. "The primary advantage that Defiant's going to offer over a traditional helicopter is, it's got twice the speed, two to three times the range, and is just an extremely maneuverable and agile platform," said retired Marine Major Frank P. Conway, who is also Boeing's experimental test pilot for the SB1. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows how to make your very own slicer cannon.
After years of development, AeroMobil has just unveiled its production flying car, which is set to hit the skies (and dealerships) in a few months. No official tech specs have been release just yet, but the previous prototype could fly up to 430-miles at speeds up to 124mph, while on the ground, it has a range of 310-miles, and can hit 100 mph. "AeroMobil is a completely integrated aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion. AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distance trips and in areas with limited or missing road infrastructure.," said the company. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of some incredible drone trick shots.
Love Uber / Lyft, but hate traffic? Meet the Volocopter 2x. With a total of 18 rotors, this flying taxi is powered entirely by electric motors, and is controlled by a simple joystick. Safety features include automatic altitude control and it can even be remotely controlled, similar to drones. Expect this ultralight multi-copter to hit the skies next year. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why train travel is so expensive.
Inspired by the futuristic concept cars, the Bell FCX-001 looks like an aesthetic work of art, thanks to a fan-driven anti-torque system, hybridized propulsion, transforming main rotor blade tips, and gull-wing doors. Inside, it's a technological marvel as well, incorporating augmented reality in the cockpit to control the aircraft, which consists of drop-down control modules that lets passengers adjust things such as their lighting, temperature, or infotainment experience. "We'd like to cue up a future vision here that through computer assistance [and] artificial intelligence, you want to place the pilot in the situation where their higher brain function is doing your mission control and your important safety functions, and let the computers [and] sensors you have on board do the dumb, dirty, dangerous and dull," said Scott Drennan, Bell's Director of Innovation. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what happens when you put 20,000 volts inside a watermelon.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Airbus Pop.Up is essentially a transforming car-drone that consists of a capsule measuring 2.5 meters (8-feet) long and 1.4 meters (4.6-feet) high for passengers. It attaches to a battery-powered chassis to become an electric car with a 62-mile range, and when undocked from its chassis, the vehicle can be airlifted by a smartphone-controlled drone. The drone can be summoned using a smartphone app, which provides users with several of the most efficient transport solutions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 1200° C molten copper being filmed in super slow motion.
Mercedes-Benz is known for their luxury automobiles and supercars, but now, they teamed up with Lufthansa Technik - the aviation engineer group of parent Lufthansa - to create a luxurious private jet. Simply put, the design seamlessly blends the boundaries between ceiling, wall, and floor using a "spiral layout," which melds the three design elements into a continuous, flowing feature. The interior uses "black panels" that float in front of the window to evoke the screen-design of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, while "Magic Sky Technology" turns the "black panels" from dark to transparent in an instant. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At 92m long and 43.5m wide, the Airlander 10 is currently the world's largest aircraft, dwarfing superjumbo aircraft such as the Airbus A380. It can also carry a 10-tonne payload, comparable with military transport helicopters such as the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, at altitudes up to 6,000-feet and at a top speed of 100mph. Filled with helium, the aircraft can stay in the skies for more than two weeks unmanned, and up to five-days with a crew. Continue reading for another video of its crash, more pictures and information.
The Airbus Zelator-28 is a dual purpose drone that is not only super-streamlined, but highly functional as well. It's designed for both deliveries and reconnaissance, while featuring a large cargo compartment as well as a nose-mounted camera. This machine can hovers like a copter, and fly fast in an efficient manner, similar to an airplane. Simply put, it's adapted for speed, and not just vertical climbing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.