This copter, has more than one propellor. Its got 16. Incredible? The German e-volo multicopter is the first manned electric multicopter to take flight according to the company.
Piloted by Thomas Senkel, he utilized a hand held wireless control unit to steer the machine from a center mounted seat. The flight lasted approximately 90 seconds, but the potential flight time could last as long as 30 minutes. A gas/electric hybrid copter could stay afloat for as long as an hour according to the company. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more
Starting a modern farming business is probably much easier than you currently imagine. You just need a lot of money to get started. Once you’ve gained the funding you require, you’ll have to find a suitable stretch of land before deciding on how you’re going to make your income. Read more