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François was formerly Ubisoft’s vice president of editorial and creative services, a role that gave him oversight over the development of many of the studio’s largest franchises. A separate Business Insider report detailed some of François actions, which included commenting on how his female colleagues looked, massaging people without asking, and, on one occasion, telling his colleagues he had spent the previous evening...
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a potential treatment for yellow fever. The drug, a purified antibody that targets the virus, has shown success in early-stage clinical trials in Singapore. It was developed by an international team led by MIT Professor Ram Sasisekharan.
CityAirbus is the new eVTOL being developed by Airbus' helicopter division that aims to set the stage for a new era of intra-city travel with flying taxis.
The futuristic-looking demonstrator can carry four passengers with a range of 60 miles, traveling at 75 miles per hour.
Airbus demonstrated the eVTOL in public for the first time on July 20 during a visit by a German politician to the facility in Bavaria.
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Airbus' new eVTOL just took to the skies for the first time in public during a demonstration flight for a German politician.
CityAirbus, as the electric aircraft is called, is part of Airbus' vision for "flying taxi" aircraft and currently being developed by the manufacturer's helicopter division. The remotely piloted aircraft first flew independently in December, according to Aviation Today, but the July 20 demonstration flight for Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder saw CityAirborne go airborne for the first time in front of public officials and the media, eVTOL.com reported.
Europe's leading aircraft manufacturer is among those investing in eVTOLs as a way to advance urban air mobility, a field traditionally dominated by noisy and expensive helicopters. The past few years have seen Airbus been collecting data on the new field, in part, through its Silicon Valley incubator, Acubed, which helped develop Airbus' now-defunct on-demand helicopter start-up Voom and single-pilot eVTOL demonstrator project Vahana.
Now, the new eVTOL aims to set the stage for a new era of flying vehicles.
Take a look at CityAirbus. SEE ALSO: Airbus' self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight
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Airbus began developing CityAirbus as a demonstrator eVTOL in 2016 with aims to create a fleet of flying taxi aircraft that can fly above traffic.
Source: Business Insider
It's being developed by Airbus Helicopters and the resemblance to its existing product line shows.
Here's a traditional Airbus H135 helicopter, which has strong design similarities to the eVTOL.
But flying taxis like CityAirbus won't be replacing the helicopters that Airbus creates as the eVTOL is only capable of short hops within cities, not between them.
This electric aircraft can fly for around 15 minutes with a projected range of around 60 miles.
Source: Airbus and VerticalMag
In a futuristic design straight out of science fiction, four ducted propulsion units will power the aircraft with two on each side and eight motors and eight propellers in total.
Eight Siemens SP200D motors offer a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour, or around 75 miles per hour, it's only slightly faster than the average car traveling at highway speeds.
Source: Airbus and VerticalMag
The advantage, though, comes from more direct routings and flying above roadway congestion.
Going beyond its limited range would incur a lengthy recharge, which can take up to an hour until battery technology advances and can bring charge times down.
CityAirbus is "single failure tolerant," meaning it can still land normally after losing one of its propellers.
Source: Airbus and VerticalMag
As eVTOLs are new technology, safety features like single failure tolerance will be key for consumer confidence.
The main airframe, created from a mix of metal and composites, will house four passengers with no need for a cockpit.
Source: Airbus and VerticalMag
Though the hope is for Airbus' eVTOLs to fly completely autonomously in the future, initial plans call for CityAirbus to be a remotely-piloted aircraft.
Airbus has been among those leading the charge in autonomous flight, namely with its self-flying A350-1000 XWB, so an autonomous eVTOL isn't far off.
Source: Airbus' self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight
CityAirbus' first flight occurred in 2019 with the past eight months seeing new developments such as untethered flight and its first public demonstration.
Source: EVTOL.com and Aviation Today
July saw CityAirbus perform for the first time in public with media and Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder in attendance.
The eVTOL, registered as D-HCIA, didn't leave the Airbus facility on either occasion but the flights are important milestones on the way to certification.
The eVTOL field is becoming incredibly crowded, with Airbus facing competitors with Jaunt Air Mobility...
Read More: One of Uber's newest partners plans to fly electric helicopters that can charge in 7 minutes. Take a look at the Jaunt Journey eVTOL.
Sabrewing Aircraft Company...
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And Archer, among others.
Read More: A new urban air mobility startup has been operating in secret with aims to begin testing its own electric VTOL aircraft by 2021
But with Airbus' experience in aircraft and helicopter manufacturing, eVTOLs like CityAirbus could be flying passengers before its competitors.
(University of Texas at Austin) In a recent study, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin show that a natural record - sediments packed together at basin margins - offers scientists a powerful tool for understanding the forces that shaped our planet over millions of years, with implications on present day understanding.
Code included with the latest update to builds of macOS Big Sur suggest that FaceID and/or TrueDepth camera tech are coming to the Mac. MacBooks and iMac computers could very well get their own 3D depth-sensing cameras in the very near future if what this code indicates comes to fruition with what’s called “PearlCamera.” Within the code harvested by 9to5Mac … Continue reading
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The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that it stopped around 1,100 customers from sending bitcoin to hackers who gained access to high-profile Twitter accounts last week.
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Funding of artificial intelligence-focused companies reached approximately $9.3 billion in the U.S. in 2018, an amount that will continue to rise as the transformative impact of AI is realized.What we look for in all startupsSome fundamentals are important in any of our investments, AI or otherwise.Successful entrepreneurs need to show why their solution offers superior value to competitors in the market — or, in the minority of cases where there is an unresolved need — why they’re in the best position to solve it.In addition, the team must clearly explain how their technology works, how it differs and is advantageous relative to existing competitors and must explain to investors how that competitive advantage can be sustained.Standards have not been settled, there is a shortage of personnel, large companies are still struggling with deployment, and much of the talent is concentrated in a few large companies and academic institutions.
Earlier this year, Samsung introduced a brand new Galaxy M-lineup in India to tackle the increasing domination by Chinese companies.The Samsung Galaxy M series is the new budget lineup from the brand which competes with the likes of Xiaomi and Realme.The lineup already consists of six affordable smartphones and it seems like the company is now planning to introduce more to the roster.Samsung to launch Galaxy M50 in NovemberIf the recent report is to be believed, Samsung is planning to launch the new Galaxy M50 in the country.The folks at the 91Mobiles were able to get their hands on the recent brand notification to the retail partners.
This is not to be mistaken for the non-mini Cheetah as developed by Boston Dynamics.While the Boston Dynamics Cheetah is a relatively large and exceedingly FAST robot, the MIT Mini Cheetah is best known for its backflip!Or go back to the backflip video first, then go ahead below.It’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure of learning!The MIT “Super Mini Cheetah” was in development already over a half-decade ago.This system appeared publicly with the video you see above, and was first built “in the context of Will Bosworth’s PhD research with Professor Sangbae Kim and Professor Neville Hogan,” and funded by the DARPA M3 program.