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Nov 21, 2021

The ‘bullet’ airplane that could revolutionize business aviation

Posted by in categories: business, energy, transportation

Is it an egg, a blimp or a bullet? Whatever you might want to call the shape of the Otto Celera 500L, it’s one that catches the eye. It looks like no other plane out there, and for a good reason: unique aerodynamics.

The shape of the Celera is designed to drastically reduce drag by allowing air to flow very smoothly over the surface of the plane. That makes the aircraft less power-hungry, which means it burns less fuel.

“This gets us four to five times the efficiency of other turboprop aircraft, and seven to eight times the efficiency of jet aircraft,” says William Otto Jr., CEO of Otto Aviation.

Nov 21, 2021

How To Learn Anything Faster Like Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, education, Elon Musk, neuroscience, space travel

Everyone talks about learning methods, but few people can find realistic and genuine methods that provide a net profit in the types of information and application.

Elon Musk has broken through that barrier by employing learning techniques that have been proven time and time again to be successful. Musk may be said to have taken use of his education by becoming a disruptor. He and his businesses have transformed entire industries, such as transportation, energy, and space.

He recently stated at a press conference that his plans for his biotech company, Neuralink, are proceeding well, implying that he will likely move his focus in the near future to yet another sector. Musk is, without even a doubt, a once-in-a-generation genius. Possibly on par with Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton. He tackles things in a different way than the typical entrepreneur.

Nov 19, 2021

The Egg-Shaped Celera 500L Could Be a Game-Changer for Luxury Aviation

Posted by in categories: business, transportation

By using ‘the holy grail of low drag.’

Business travel is going egg-shaped. Otto Aviation’s Celera 500L was just put through its paces with its first flight tests, a press statement reveals. The aircraft was designed as a business aircraft that is much cheaper to run than today’s options.

To achieve this ambitious goal, the Celera employs an egg-like design that achieves laminar flow — the uninterrupted flow of air — when in flight, vastly reducing drag by allowing air to flow smoothly over the aircraft’s surface.

Nov 19, 2021

Meet the Gen Z founders who created a music app to help combat pandemic-induced anxiety and depression

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, media & arts, neuroscience

Name: Travis Chen and Brian Femminella

Age: 22 and 21

Location: Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California.

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Nov 18, 2021

China’s Communist authorities reinvent state capitalism

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Their shareholdings in tech firms and other private companies are soaring | Business.

Nov 18, 2021

The chase for fusion energy

Posted by in categories: business, economics, nuclear energy, space travel

And just as private space travel is now materializing, many industry observers are forecasting that the same business model will give rise to commercial fusion — desperately needed to decarbonize the energy economy — within a decade. “There’s a very good shot to get there within less than ten years,” says Michl Binderbauer, chief executive of TAE Technologies. In the FIA report, a majority of respondents thought that fusion would power an electrical grid somewhere in the world in the 2030s.


An emerging industry of nuclear-fusion firms promises to have commercial reactors ready in the next decade.

Nov 18, 2021

Rolls-Royce gets funding to develop mini nuclear reactors

Posted by in categories: business, employment, government, nuclear energy

The creation of the Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) business was announced following a £195m cash injection from private firms and a £210m grant from the government.

It is hoped the new company could create up to 40,000 jobs by 2050.

However, critics say the focus should be on renewable power, not new nuclear.

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Nov 17, 2021

Google launches Bot-in-a-Box to nudge along conversational AI

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, robotics/AI

The new feature is part of Google’s Business Messages, a conversational messaging service that allows organizations to connect with people via Google Search, Google Maps, or their own business channels. For instance, Albertsons used Business Messages to share information with customers about vaccine administration. Suppose someone searched on Google for Safeway (an Albertson’s company). In that case, they could use the “message” button on Google Search to receive information like vaccine availability and how to book an appointment.

The new Bot-in-a-Box feature lets businesses launch a chatbot with an existing customer FAQ document, whether it’s from a web page or an internal document, to keep the service simple. The feature uses Google’s Dialogflow technology to create chatbots that can automatically understand and respond to customer questions without writing any code.

Nov 17, 2021

Qualcomm to supply BMW with self-driving car chips

Posted by in categories: business, finance, mobile phones, robotics/AI, transportation

Qualcomm is diversifying from mobile phones, to supplying chips for BMW’s self-driving cars.

#News #Reuters #BMW #Qualcomm #SelfDriving.

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Nov 16, 2021

The metaverse is investable — and it’s going to be big, says tech billionaire

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The so-called metaverse has a “big time” investment case, according to Puerto Rican billionaire businessman Orlando Bravo.

Bravo, co-founder and managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo, told CNBC that he thinks “metaverse” is the big word of 2021.

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