The aviation industry is keen to reduce its carbon footprint, and big money is being spent developing battery-powered aircraft. Last year, investors poured around $5bn into companies seeking to get manned electric VTOLs – vertical take-off and landing craft – airborne. The technology is improving, but as the FT’s Charlotte Middlehurst reports, there are still major hurdles to overcome.
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In MIT class, 2.788 Mechanical Engineering and Design of Living Systems students explore how mechanics, structure, and materials intersect with biology by studying butterflies at every stage of their metamorphosis. Associate Professor Ming Guo and Associate Professor Mathias Kolle take a cross-disciplinary approach to introduce students to the engineering behind biological systems.
This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – how Ukraine’s economy is predicted to shrink, a new solar energy storage chip, the reason behind sinking cities and a transformative toilet design.
The Money issue – May 2022
Money changes everything: But who is the shift toward digital transactions really helping?
Digital technology is poised to change our relationship with money and, for some countries, the ability to manage their economies.
England’s health service handles 10m clinic appointments for eyes every year. Artificial intelligence could help speed up and improve diagnoses for patients.
Diving into some of the most innovative ideas across retail, city planning, policy, technology and construction. Ideas that will truly change the way we think about sustainability in 2022
This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – workers paid to relocate to rural areas, an innovative aircraft design, a lifesaving slime robot, and a wind and solar energy milestone.
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Top innovative vehicles in development in 2022.
Video timeline: 00:00 Intro; 00:49 Arcimoto D1 Arcimoto trials driverless delivery pod based on three-wheeled electric FUV Design; 02:21 DolaGon UTV Autonomous Ski Lift Vehicle dolaGon UTV serves as an autonomous ski lift; 03:28 Lifestyle Vehicle “A LOFT ON WHEELS” Design: Canoo Electric Vehicles; 05:20 Zuri 2.0 VTOL Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft; 06:35 SCG Boot “Cryogenic hydrogen SCG Boot off-roader aims to recast fuel cell tech”; 08:02 Arosa Electric Sports Hovercraft “VonMercier’s electric sports hovercraft promises exceptional agility”.