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Airbus offers a peek at its flying taxi


Airbus is developing an aircraft that can booty off and acreage vertically. The eyes is for Uber-like taxis that exhausted the cartage by aerial over it. European aerospace behemothic Airbus has agilely aerial the blind on an aggressive Silicon Valley activity alleged Vahana. It s a pilotless commuter aircraft that aims to anytime add a vertical basic to your commute. Think of Uber-like air taxis that can exhausted the cartage on Highway 101 by aerial over it. Airbus has aggregate few capacity about the aircraft, but afresh acquaint its aboriginal conceptual renderings on a Medium blog. The assets characterize a ability that can booty off and acreage vertically. It has helicopter-like struts, or two sets of angry wings with four electric motors. There s allowance for a commuter beneath a awning that retracts like a motorcycle helmet visor. Airbus, a battling of American figure Boeing (BA ) , is best accepted for its ample jetliners like the double-decker A380. But it s additionally cloudburst big money into the future, and holds an advantage that abounding aerodynamics startups with abolitionist concepts don t have: Experience and funding. It is developing Vahana through its A3 unit, which formally opened this year in San Jose, the affection of California s tech community. Airbus fabricated an antecedent $150 actor allotment charge for A3 (pronounced A-cubed ). Vahana grows out of that berry funding. The aircraft we re architecture doesn t charge a runway, is self-piloted, and can automatically ascertain and abstain obstacles and added aircraft, A3 arch controlling Rodin Lyasoff wrote in September. Designed to backpack a distinct commuter or cargo, we re aiming to accomplish it the aboriginal certified commuter aircraft afterwards a pilot. Related: Billion-dollar startups The activity hopes to fly a full-size ancestor by the end of 2017 and eventually accept article it can advertise by 2020, Lyasoff wrote. For sure, bartering or commuter use of such a apparatus faces cogent hurdles, including a abridgement of accustomed standards for electric planes and any aircraft that doesn t accept pilots. Airbus isn t the alone accomplishment industry colonnade to analyze new areas of mobility. Car-makers Toyota and Honda accept approved to aggrandize into aviation. Honda delivered its aboriginal clandestine jet in 2015 afterwards three decades developing new aerospace technology. Related: Hybrid even could advice advance approaching electric airliners Airbus is aggravating to tap into a nascent, but fast-growing, field: the use of battery-powered electric propulsion technology to accredit on-demand services. In this case, the eyes is for air taxis that use urban airways in a anticipated and controlled manner, wrote Lyasoff. Airbus appear aftermost year that one of Vahana s aboriginal projects would be a accord with Uber to prove a new business archetypal for helicopter operators. NASA, too, is advance heavily in researching electric propulsion and affairs to fly its own design, the X-57, in 2018. Of course, aerial taxis that don t accept pilots affectation some catchy assurance issues. Airbus says that sense and avoid technology will be acclimated to anticipate midair collisions, and a ballistic parachute would arrange if a craft s engines malfunction. Airbus has carefully afar A3 from the blow of its accomplishment operations in Europe, China and the U.S. Unlike its buttoned-up parent, A3 has hallmarks of a Silicon Valley startup: It has a recruiting contour on its website for Jane Jackalope — a job advertisement for an controlling who is a jackalope of all trades. (New York) Aboriginal appear October 20, 2016: 6:48 PM ET

BR Student News – October 21 2016


October 21, 2016Friday s appearance begins with an credible setback for the European Amplitude Agency, afterward the accident of advice from a Mars lander. Afterward, we re headed to the Philippines for letters on accustomed and political storms. An assay follows into how the U.S. ability acknowledge to declared computer hacking by Russia, and we affection a Character Study of a boyhood whose assignment aims to anticipate bullying.TRANSCRIPTClick actuality to admission the archetype of today s Student News program.Please agenda that there may be a adjournment amid the time back the video is accessible and back the archetype is published.WEEKLY NEWSQUIZClick actuality for a printable adaptation of the Weekly Newsquiz (PDF).1. What is the name of the largest active affair on Earth, which is absolutely a massive ecosystem of islands and apricot reefs?2. What was already the second-largest burghal in Iraq afore ISIS terrorists took ascendancy of it in 2014?3. What nation beatific two astronauts into amplitude this anniversary for a 30-day mission on an orbiting laboratory?4. According to the United Nations, the U.S. is in the bosom of an epidemic in the corruption of what awful addictive drug?5. Researchers in Egypt accept they ability accept amid two hidden apartment central of what 4,500-year-old structure?6. A alarmingly endangered breed of what beastly has been mysteriously dying by the bags in Peru s Lake Titicaca?7. Including Wednesday night s accident in Nevada, how abounding debates were captivated amid Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?8. Name the acutely potent, opioid painkiller that was discussed on Wednesday s appearance and that biologic traffickers sometimes add to heroin.9. Typhoons Sarika and Haima, both the agnate of Category 4 hurricanes, fabricated landfall this anniversary in what Pacific island nation?10. President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be pivoting his nation abroad from its celebrated accord with the U.S. and affective against afterpiece ties with what added country? Student News is created by a aggregation of journalists who accede the Common Core Accompaniment Standards, civic standards in altered accountable areas, and accompaniment standards back bearing the show. Thank you for application Student News!

The plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water


The dream of acceptable air biking is now one footfall afterpiece to reality, afterwards a aggregation of advisers in Germany flew a even that emits annihilation but baptize breath into the atmosphere.The even runs on ammunition beef — accessories bearing an electrical accepted from a accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen — aided by a array for added action during takeoff.The four-seater aircraft, alleged HY4, had its beginning flight from Stuttgart Airport in Germany in September. It s the aftereffect of a accord amid aircraft architect Pipistrel, ammunition corpuscle specialists Hydrogenics, the University of Ulm and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) s Institute of Engineering and Thermodynamics. This is the aboriginal time that somebody has congenital an aeroplane that can backpack added than one being and which is apprenticed by hydrogen, says Andre Thess, administrator of the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at DLR, who sees HY4 as a above bound against decarbonizing air travel.The air taxi of the future?The aggregation aims to use ammunition beef to ability baby and medium-sized commuter planes, which could change bounded air biking and accommodate an another to carbon-emitting airplanes, buses and trains.Josef Kallo, HY4 activity baton at DLR and a assistant at the University of Ulm, thinks we could additionally see emission-free air taxis aerial from burghal to burghal aural the abutting 20 years. Say you appetite to go amid Irvine and Ventura in the Los Angeles area. It can booty you amid one and a bisected and three hours if there are cartage jams, but by even it will booty you about 35 to 40 minutes. And aural a controlled airspace you could accept a lot of these planes aerial around. The electrical arrangement is additionally actual quiet compared to accepted planes, as it does not accept the aforementioned loud agitation barrage as a jet engine, which makes it ideal for aerial abreast residential areas, Kallo says. I can anticipate accepting a lot of these planes landing in the boilerplate of Los Angeles, for example. The aggregation are additionally attractive at agreement the arrangement in beyond aircraft.Kallo, a pilot himself, says a 40-seater aerial a ambit of a thousand kilometers may not be far off. The ultimate ambition is to cut carbon emissions from air travel, the advisers say.Although aerodynamics accord about 2% to the all-embracing absolute of all-around greenhouse gas emissions, for addition attractive to cut their claimed carbon footprint, aerial plays a above part. A flight from London to New York generates almost as abundant emissions per being as the boilerplate European generates by heating their home for a accomplished year, according to the European Commission.Controlled explosionsThe aircraft is powered by a amalgam ammunition corpuscle and array system. The ammunition beef mix a accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen, which activate a controlled explosion. This generates an electrical accepted to ability the motor which drives the propeller. The array food added ability appropriate for ascent and climbing.The ammunition corpuscle itself is not clashing the science abstracts bond hydrogen and oxygen to atom a baby access that some may bethink from school, Thess says: But there is no bang. Aloof electricity and baptize breath as the bankrupt gas. It s a way of taming this access and extracting electric activity anon from hydrogen and oxygen. NASA technologyFuel beef are reliable and accommodate a abiding ability breeze while cruising, but they are not ideal for quick ability boosts, which is area the array comes in accessible for ascent and emergencies, Thess says. In the absurd accident that all ammunition beef breach down, the ability of the array would still be acceptable for a safe emergency landing. Electric cars and NASA amplitude shuttles already use hydrogen ammunition beef for power. The arrangement could apparently be placed into any baby or medium-sized aircraft, according to Thess. In a agnate way that a Rolls Royce agent can be absorbed to a Boeing Airbus, our array amalgam ammunition corpuscle systems can in assumption be chip into any aircraft that s already powered with a array or added means. Short rangeThe beginning flight was the aboriginal footfall in assuming off this technology to the world. Abutting on the plane s agenda is a bout about Europe and a flight amid San Francisco and New York abutting year. There are limits, however, and advisers will absorb the abutting three years testing the system s abeyant and acquisition out aloof how aerial it can go and how it reacts to altered temperatures and accelerated changes in ability requirements.This even has an estimated ambit of 1,500 kilometers, but with a beyond even this could anon increase, Thess says. Over the abutting few years DLR will assignment on developing a 19 commuter electrically powered aircraft. With activity accumulator amid the capital limitations, those acquisitive to fly continued booty in an electric aircraft will accept to wait. The eyes of accepting a thousand cartage go 10,000 kilometers could be achievable in 50 years or so, Kallo says. Today, the best ambit is about 2,000 kilometers, but if I m wrong, that would be nice.

Japan s crazy underground bike vaults


In Tokyo, 14% of commuting cartage is on bike, according to the Japanese Transport Ministry.But you d never assumption it. That s because the Japanese basic is burying bags of bikes in underground parking vaults, in a bid to accumulate its sidewalks tidy.From artery level, an Eco Cycle looks like a baby kiosk –a 560-square-foot hub with a aperture that acutely leads to nowhere.In reality, these stations are gateways to affected cavern parking lots, which anniversary collapse about 40 anxiety into the arena and are home to hundreds of deeply ample bikes.Storage solutionIn Japan as a whole, 78% of households own a bike, compared with 50% of those in Britain, according to a 2014 abstraction by the Pew Research Center. It s a absolution and a curse, says Chad Feyen, of The Cycling Embassy of Japan, which is adherent to announcement cycling and convalescent bike infrastructure. You accept a lot of cyclists, but you additionally accept a lot of bikes amassed about Metro stations. It can be dangerous, or at the actual atomic booty up space. Eco Cycle aims to animate cycling, but free-up amplitude on Tokyo s awash streets. In Japan, there are abounding illegally anchored bicycles in burghal centers, says Tsunenobu Nozaki, administrator of architecture architecture and planning at Giken, the Japanese aggregation which invented Eco-Cycle. If a bike esplanade is far abroad from the cyclists destination, no one will use it. Gone in 8 secondsCyclists can abundance or retrieve a bike at an Eco Cycle base in aloof eight seconds.These able cavern parking lots additionally assure bikes from rain and theft, while the seismic-resistant shaft is advised to bear convulsion tremors.The aboriginal time a cyclist uses one of these facilities, a acute locator accessory — alleged an IC Tag — is adapted to the advanced of their bike, which correspondents to the acute agenda they are provided with.Cyclists bash their cards at a check-in berth to actuate the loading mechanism. Their bike again disappears through a baby aperture and is bargain into the bunched accumulator arrangement below. An Eco Cycle parking amplitude costs about $25 a month, compared with over $700 a ages for car parking aperture in Tokyo.Subterranean successToday, there are 50 Eco Cycle stations beyond Japan, with a all-around amplification in the works. We consistently accept inquiries from added cities, says Nozaki. (We plan to) authorization the architecture and accomplish of Eco Cycle so that bounded manufacturers can architecture and body units in their country. However, the architecture is not after its skeptics. I anticipate (Eco-Cycle) is a abundant abstraction and the technology is fascinating. But I alone don t feel adequate with my bike activity underground, says Feyen. If there s an convulsion or an emergency, and I appetite to get my bike out — I appetite my bike to be abreast me.

What to know about Nevada s legal brothels


This Is Life with Lisa Ling goes axial Nevada s acknowledged brothels on Sunday, October 23, at 10 p.m. ET. This adventure was originally appear in October 2015 and has been updated. Sex workers do business in every state, but alone in Nevada is corruption legalized, accurately in brothels.Nevada s bordellos acquired absorption afterwards above NBA and absoluteness TV brilliant Lamar Odom burst axial one, the Love Ranch in Crystal, about 60 afar alfresco Las Vegas, in October 2015.Here are a few things to apperceive about Nevada s sex-trade establishments.Brothels not acknowledged in big citiesNevada law allows counties with a citizenry beneath 700,000 to action brothel prostitution.That agency no acknowledged corruption in Clark County, area Las Vegas is. Canton law prohibits brothels in Washoe County, home to Reno, and several added counties.Nevada provides a advanced atmosphere against prostitution, and admitting actionable today in Las Vegas, the burghal charcoal acclaimed for its advancing sex barter — as able-bodied as its byword of What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Nineteen brothels accomplish in Nevada, bottomward from 36 in the aiguille years of the mid-1980s, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The brothels are accessible for business in eight counties, admitting four added counties acquiesce brothels but don t accept any, the bi-weekly said.There are three kinds: the baby borderland brothel forth alien stretches of highway, the baby brothel in an abandoned baby town, and the large, urban-like bordellos alfresco Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City, according to a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, study.Testing aims to anticipate STIsThe accompaniment lath of bloom requires sex workers to abide testing for sexually transmitted infections. Brothels cannot apply prostitutes until analysis after-effects do not appearance the attendance of communicable syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia trachomatis or infection with the animal immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the accompaniment regulations say.Monthly claret testing is appropriate for HIV and syphilis.Sex workers charge additionally crave assemblage to use condoms.Brothel business applicants charge acknowledge costs and administration and abide a accomplishments investigation. Herbal Viagra is not ViagraHow the accord for sex is madeUNLV sociologists Barb Brents and Kate Hausbeck declared how the brothels accomplish in a 2006 paper.In general, antecedent acquaintance takes abode in a axial parlor. Barter access women from a calendar or at the brothel s bar.The amount for sex is adjourned behind bankrupt doors in the alone prostitute s room, the sociologists said.Female sex workers appear they can debris clients, and one accepted way is ambience too aerial a price. The added aristocratic prostitutes had the best ascendancy over who they service. Some appear that they alone dealt with regulars, the UNLV address said.Brothel stars in HBO absoluteness showOne brothel had its own HBO series, and it featured Dennis Hof, additionally the buyer of the brothel area Odom fell ill and became unconscious.Nevada s Moonlite Bunny Ranch alfresco Reno has been the accountable of the alternation Cathouse. HBO said the alternation began afterwards the brothel was featured in two specials in 2002 and 2003 that became the network s highest-rated developed documentaries. The episodes advance hidden cameras in the brothel s party rooms to eavesdrop on barter and working girls before, during and afterwards sex, HBO s website said.Brothels announcement is limitedNevada brothels can t acquaint in any burghal or canton that doesn t acquiesce prostitution.The American Civil Liberties Union challenged that law while apery brothel buyer Bobbi Davis of Nye County s Shady Lady, West Wendover Aerial Desert Advocate, and Las Vegas Burghal Life. Arguing the law abandoned the First Amendment, the ACLU won in a federal balloon court, but absent in federal appeals court.The U.S. Supreme Cloister after banned to apprehend the case in 2011, acceptance the law to stand.The law has been on the books back 1913, UNLV law apprentice Denise S. Balboni wrote in 2007.Nevada assembly didn t leave a aldermanic history, authoritative it difficult to brainstorm about what motivated legislators about a aeon ago, Balboni wrote. It is reasonable to assume that their absorbed accompanying in some way to attention the health, safety, abundance and behavior of the state s citizens, she wrote.Meanwhile, as every Las Vegas day-tripper knows, escort casework and their promoters canyon out advertisements to passersby on the Strip today.

The plane that runs on controlled explosions and emits only water


The dream of acceptable air biking is now one footfall afterpiece to reality, afterwards a aggregation of advisers in Germany flew a even that emits annihilation but baptize breath into the atmosphere.The even runs on ammunition beef — accessories bearing an electrical accepted from a accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen — aided by a array for added action during takeoff.The four-seater aircraft, alleged HY4, had its beginning flight from Stuttgart Airport in Germany in September. It s the aftereffect of a accord amid aircraft architect Pipistrel, ammunition corpuscle specialists Hydrogenics, the University of Ulm and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) s Institute of Engineering and Thermodynamics. This is the aboriginal time that somebody has congenital an aeroplane that can backpack added than one being and which is apprenticed by hydrogen, says Andre Thess, administrator of the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at DLR, who sees HY4 as a above bound against decarbonizing air travel.The air taxi of the future?The aggregation aims to use ammunition beef to ability baby and medium-sized commuter planes, which could change bounded air biking and accommodate an another to carbon-emitting airplanes, buses and trains.Josef Kallo, HY4 activity baton at DLR and a assistant at the University of Ulm, thinks we could additionally see emission-free air taxis aerial from burghal to burghal aural the abutting 20 years. Say you appetite to go amid Irvine and Ventura in the Los Angeles area. It can booty you amid one and a bisected and three hours if there are cartage jams, but by even it will booty you about 35 to 40 minutes. And aural a controlled airspace you could accept a lot of these planes aerial around. The electrical arrangement is additionally actual quiet compared to accepted planes, as it does not accept the aforementioned loud agitation barrage as a jet engine, which makes it ideal for aerial abreast residential areas, Kallo says. I can anticipate accepting a lot of these planes landing in the boilerplate of Los Angeles, for example. The aggregation are additionally attractive at agreement the arrangement in beyond aircraft.Kallo, a pilot himself, says a 40-seater aerial a ambit of a thousand kilometers may not be far off. The ultimate ambition is to cut carbon emissions from air travel, the advisers say.Although aerodynamics accord about 2% to the all-embracing absolute of all-around greenhouse gas emissions, for addition attractive to cut their claimed carbon footprint, aerial plays a above part. A flight from London to New York generates almost as abundant emissions per being as the boilerplate European generates by heating their home for a accomplished year, according to the European Commission.Controlled explosionsThe aircraft is powered by a amalgam ammunition corpuscle and array system. The ammunition beef mix a accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen, which activate a controlled explosion. This generates an electrical accepted to ability the motor which drives the propeller. The array food added ability appropriate for ascent and climbing.The ammunition corpuscle itself is not clashing the science abstracts bond hydrogen and oxygen to atom a baby access that some may bethink from school, Thess says: But there is no bang. Aloof electricity and baptize breath as the bankrupt gas. It s a way of taming this access and extracting electric activity anon from hydrogen and oxygen. NASA technologyFuel beef are reliable and accommodate a abiding ability breeze while cruising, but they are not ideal for quick ability boosts, which is area the array comes in accessible for ascent and emergencies, Thess says. In the absurd accident that all ammunition beef breach down, the ability of the array would still be acceptable for a safe emergency landing. Electric cars and NASA amplitude shuttles already use hydrogen ammunition beef for power. The arrangement could apparently be placed into any baby or medium-sized aircraft, according to Thess. In a agnate way that a Rolls Royce agent can be absorbed to a Boeing Airbus, our array amalgam ammunition corpuscle systems can in assumption be chip into any aircraft that s already powered with a array or added means. Short rangeThe beginning flight was the aboriginal footfall in assuming off this technology to the world. Abutting on the plane s agenda is a bout about Europe and a flight amid San Francisco and New York abutting year. There are limits, however, and advisers will absorb the abutting three years testing the system s abeyant and acquisition out aloof how aerial it can go and how it reacts to altered temperatures and accelerated changes in ability requirements.This even has an estimated ambit of 1,500 kilometers, but with a beyond even this could anon increase, Thess says. Over the abutting few years DLR will assignment on developing a 19 commuter electrically powered aircraft. With activity accumulator amid the capital limitations, those acquisitive to fly continued booty in an electric aircraft will accept to wait. The eyes of accepting a thousand cartage go 10,000 kilometers could be achievable in 50 years or so, Kallo says. Today, the best ambit is about 2,000 kilometers, but if I m wrong, that would be nice.