How Planes Are Able To Land On Water

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 flew into a flock of Canadian geese shortly after taking off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The plane lost all engine power while flying over Manhattan. Their options? Attempt to land on the Hudson River or crash into one of the densest cities in the US. Clip:…

Why Plane Tires Don’t Explode On Landing

If you dropped a watermelon at 170 mph, it would be a mess. Strap over 500,000 pounds to its back and it would be, well, nothing. But airplane tires manage that impact every day, without incident. They’re made to withstand hitting the pavement at extreme speeds, all while supporting an entire commercial jet. Don’t think…

They Call It The Hover Camera…

K – it’s official: we’re in the future now. I’ve got another thing that flies, here on the table today. Yes, I’m excited. You should be too. It’s called “The Hover Camera.” They hit me up, they were like “you wanna be the first.. …to take a look… …at our hovering camera that will follow…

How we’re using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo

Most people think that new technology or advanced technology can never start in Africa. Instead, they think that the best way to help the continent advance is by providing aid or services that the continent can’t provide for itself. So while we see advanced technology like robotics and artificial intelligence growing exponentially in the developed…

The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity … | Elon Musk

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Chris Anderson: Elon, what kind of crazy dream would persuade you to think of trying to take on the auto industry and build an all-electric car? Elon Musk: Well, it goes back to when I was in university. I thought about, what are the problems that are most likely…

Drones Land in Boston – Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier @ HUBweek

My name is Francesco Bortoluzzi and I’m the Project Coordinator for Academic Relations at swissnex Boston. Today, we are here in the beautiful Boston Seaport at District Hall – the open innovation platform to set up for our event, Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier @ HUBweek. We’ve been putting up a net It’s been all…

The Bizarre Pocket Chair – Does It Suck?

Now normally, it takes a lot to get me excited. Normally, then, there are other times where I’m not really sure why I’m excited… This is one of those times, cause this thing showed up, and at first glance you’re trying to figure out what it is. What am I? What the? Explain this to…

Drones for Humanity using drones to deliver humanitarian aid

Drones for Humanity is a social venture aimed at using a system of heavy lifting, rapidly deployable, and highly intelligent drones to deliver humanitarian aid. Through our research, we have found that only 20% of survivors of a natural disaster in Third World countries receive aid in the golden 48-hour window following a natural disaster.…