Author: Alex

Google Self-Driving Car Project

On May 28, 2014, Google officially announced at the inaugural Code conference that they have built their very own prototype self-driving car. It is designed to be used in urban settings at up to 25mph. It has foam bumpers and an electric motor and, for now at least, the Google signature spinning LiDAR on top. But what really sets it apart is what it doesn’t have; no steering wheel, accelerator nor brake pedal.   Just press go: designing a self-driving vehicle from Google article about their self-driving car project Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because...

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Air New Zealand safety video

Air New Zealand has partnered with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit to celebrate 50 knockout years with their latest in-flight safety video. “Safety in Paradise” Air New Zealand has partnered with Sports Illustrated® Swimsuit to celebrate 50 knockout years with their latest in-flight safety video. Starring the stunning Christie Brinkley, Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith. There’s nowhere closer to Paradise than the Cook Islands so Air New Zealand picked up their Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and jetted them into Rarotonga to shoot the video. There’s even a special guest appearance by the fabulous-at-60 supermodel Christie Brinkley.  ...

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Swiss pensioner flying around the world in plane he built himself

Swiss pensioner flying around the world in plane he built himself is forced to land by Indonesian fighter jet and arrested at gunpoint after entering their airspace Heinz Peier, 65, used to be a Swiss Air pilot but has since retired Since 2012 he has been flying around the world in a homemade plane His travels have so far taken in six continents and more than 100 cities He was forced to land in Soewondo, Indonesia, today by fighter jets Peier was arrested at gunpoint after apparently flying into their airspace A retired Swiss airline pilot flying around the...

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10 Aviation Mysteries

10 Aviation Mysteries While such situations are rare, the puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace. Here are few histories of missing planes and cases of mysterious plane disappearances and disasters. Some remain unsolved, decades later. 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 The Boeing 777 passenger jet vanished early Saturday, about an hour into its flight from the Malaysian capital to Beijing. There was no distress call before contact with it was lost over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. Search teams from various nations are combing the waters on...

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