EU project looks to the future of personal air transport
By Bridget Borgobello
A European Union project known as myCopter has set aside funds of €4.2 million (US$6.2m) to investigate the possibility of introducing Personal Aerial Vehicles (PAVs) into the skyways of many congested European cities. This coming age of the "flying car" where vehicles leave the roads and launch into the skies promises to solve problems like dramatically rising urban traffic congestion, but it also throws up some formidable challenges - it's these challenges that the myCopter project aims to address.
...Parece que qualquer um poderá ver quase qualquer Filme 3D, com qualquer écran...
Pic3D sheet transforms any screen into a glasses-free 3D display
By Pawel Piejko
It seems that those of us who haven't bought a glasses-free 3D gadget yet may have the opportunity to try one anyway. Announced at the Virtual Reality Exhibition in Tokyo, Pic3D is a thin sheet of transparent film, which enables a glasses-free 3D effect after being applied to any screen. Global Wave, the Japanese company that makes the product, claims that it utilizes a lenticular lens system instead of parallax barrier, achieves 90 percent of light transmission, and has a 120-degree of field view.
Using Pic3D film is reportedly quite easy, although a special application needs to be downloaded from Pic3D's website. After installing it on a digital media device, the user must view their footage using the app's built-in video player, to see the stereoscopic 3D effect. Pic3D works with the side-by-side (SbS) 3D video format only, and will work for SbS content on sites such as YouTube.
...Mais outro Aerocarro...
SoloTrek developers planning two seat electric hybrid Air Car
By Paul Ridden
If you've ever watched your Parrot AR Drone power through the air and wondered what it would be like to be inside such a craft, the announcement of the Air Car project could be the answer you are looking for. The folks behind the development of the SoloTrek/Springtail Exoskeleton Flying Vehicle have revealed plans to create the world's first fuel-electric hybrid flying car.
Michael Moshier and Robert Bulaga of Trek Aerospace are forming a new company to develop the hybrid Air Car, which will combine recent technological advances in materials and electronics with the kind of duct-fan technology that was used in the now-retired Springtail single person vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) vehicle.
...E se se ouvir muita gente, Soldados, e Fabbers, utilizando a Net, até se constroem melhores Carros de Combate!
How The First Crowdsourced Military Vehicle Can Remake the Future of Defense Manufacturing
DARPA's community-designed FLYPMODE car was presented to President Obama last week
The military and defense contractors can learn a lot from the wisdom of the masses, and American fighting forces could be better equipped and better protected if higher-ups would embrace the DIY ethos of ingenuity and agility. At least that’s how Jay Rogers, founder of an automotive firm that just built a military concept vehicle from crowdsourced plans, sees things.
Rogers’ team of designers and engineers at Local Motors in Phoenix built the car, nicknamed FLYPmode, from scratch in less than four months, unveiling it for President Obama last week before delivering it to the military’s mad-science division in Virginia. If makers like Rogers get their way, the first Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicle, or XC2V, just might be the future of the military industrial supply chain. But Rogers and his advocates face some hurdles first.