Political News: ‘Brooks & Capehart’ On Trump’s Impeachment Trial (Video)

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump and the Biden administration’s response to the pandemic.

Racing Design: ‘Airspeeder’ Flying Electric Car (Video)

“It’s not a concept anymore, it’s not abstract anymore – it’s real.” Meet flying racing car Head Designer Felix Pierron, tasked with creating future flying machines.

Airspeeder is the world’s first racing series for electric flying cars. Our mission will accelerate eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) advanced aviation technology through intense sporting competition. This mobility revolution, underpinned by future tech will transform urban air mobility (UAM), global logistics and even medical applications with a clean-air electric vehicle (EV) solution.

Our racing multicopters are developed at our advanced aerospace engineering hub in Adelaide, South Australia by engineers drawn from elite motorsports, automotive, aviation and even FPV drone, electric plane, electric vehicles and passenger drone backgrounds. Airspeeder’s vision will deliver the most exciting and future focused motorsport on the planet. Following an inaugural unmanned season, elite pilots will take to the skies to race prop-to-prop while navigating electronically governed racetracks in the skies above some of the most visually arresting scenery in the world.

These manned multirotor electric vehicles will define a new era in advanced air mobility (AAM). Airspeeder’s first unmanned air race is scheduled for 2021 and will feature a full grid of multirotor unmanned Airspeeder Mk3 racing craft. The best pilots from drone racing will utilise latest RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft systems) in aerial battles across the globe. Our innovations will hasten the arrival of new advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Close but safe air racing is assured through latest LiDAR and radar technologies that create virtual forcefields around the sport’s cutting edge quadcopter format flying cars.

Rapid hair-pin turning manoeuvrability is delivered using a multicopter layout. This pioneering approach to aircraft design also enhances stability while electronic speed control (ESC) systems empower pilots to exploit the full potential of our advanced electric powertrains.

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Covid-19: Penn Medicine Explains mRNA Vaccines

Vaccines are about to change the world…again. mRNA Vaccines are currently being used to battle COVID-19, and have the potential to eradicate diseases like HIV, herpes, sickle cell anemia, and even cancer. Learn how the vaccines work and where the technology could be headed in this explainer video.

Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 use the mRNA technology developed at Penn by infectious disease expert Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, along with longtime research collaborator Katalin Karikó, PhD, an adjunct associate professor. Dr. Weissman has been studying mRNA vaccines for decades. This technology could change the way future vaccines are made to prevent countless other diseases.

Medicine: ‘Non-Surgical Treatment Of Kidney Stones’ (Cleveland Clinic)

Observation is a non-surgical approach in which we allow the stone to pass on its own. The smaller the stone, the better the chance that it will pass. The benefit of observation is that you avoid having surgery.

Aerial Views: ‘Sicily – Italy’

Places visited: Valley of the Temples with the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concordia, the Cathedral of St. Agatha, the Cefalù Cathedral, the Capo Cefalù Lighthouse, the Port of Cefalù, the Etna Volcano and the beautiful old town.

Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, is just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” Its rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples, the well-preserved ruins of 7 monumental, Doric-style Greek temples, and in the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina, a former royal chapel in capital city Palermo. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes.

Review: ‘Pocketalk S Voice Translator’ – Better Than Learning New Language?

Can a device replace the need to learn a new language? WSJ asked Alex Rawlings, author of “How To Speak Any Language Fluently,” and an expert in over 15 languages, to test out the new Pocketalk S Voice Translator on the streets of Barcelona.

Walks: ‘Piazza Navona’ In Rome, Italy (4K UHD Video)

A walking in a Sunday morning in 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲 , Italy, in and around 𝗣𝗶𝗮𝘇𝘇𝗮 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗻𝗮. Very quiet weekend day, good weather in this day of winter.

Piazza Navona is a public open space in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones, and hence it was known as “Circus Agonalis”.

Video timeline: 0:00​ – [Brief Intro] 2:05​ – [Piazza Navona] 4:36​ – [Sant’Agnese in Agone Church *tour inside* – (info on subtitles)] 6:50​ – [Piazza Navona] 8:00​ – [*Fontain of Moro* – 1654 – (info on subtitles)] 9:32​ – [Via della Cuccagna] 10:20​ – [Piazza dei Massimi] 11:40​ – [Piazza S.Andrea della Valle] 12:36​ – [Corso VIttorio Emanuele II] 14:00​ – [Piazza di S.Pantaleo] 14:30​ – [Via della Cuccagna] 15:30​ – [Via di Pasquino] 16:25​ – [Via di S.Maria dell’Anima] 19:20​ – [Vicolo della Pace] 22:43​ – [Piazza del Fico] 23:10​ – [Vicolo del Fico] 24:13​ – [Via di Monte Giordano] 26:10​ – [Via del Corallo] 27:31​ – [Via del Governo Vecchio] 29:18​ – [Via di Parione] 31:33​ – [Via del Teatro Pace] 32:55​ – [Vicolo dei Granari] 34:00​ – [Via di S.Maria dell’Anima] 35:00​ – [Piazza di Pasquino] 36:00​ – [Via del Governo Vecchio] 37:30​ – [Vicolo Savelli] 38:48​ – [Corso Vittorio Emanuele II] 40:10​ – [Via dei Leutari] 41:45​ – [The *Talking Statue* of Pasquino – (info on subtitles) – it reads **This city, now old, by everyone is cheated, everyone says “great beauty”, but noone caresses you, it’s because they forgot, that in the past you founded them, My Rome, let them see, if you get enraged what can happen!*] 43:00​ – [Piazza Navona]

Aerial Views: ‘Austria In Winter’ (4K UHD Video)

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city. 

The Central Eastern Alps, also referred to as Austrian Central Alps or just Central Alps comprise the main chain of the Eastern Alps in Austria and the adjacent regions of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy and Slovenia. Below it are the Southern Limestone Alps. 

Travel: ‘Top Ten Places To Visit In Russia’ (4K Video)

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It covers over 17,125,191 square kilometres, consists of more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, extends to eleven time zones, and has borders with sixteen sovereign nations.