Straight Out of Sci-Fi: Hoverbike ‘Surfs’ Through the Air in Test

Think of it as half drone, half motorcycle: A new hoverbike prototype aims to make flying as simple as riding a bike.

Hoversurf, a Russian drone startup, recently unveiled its Scorpion-3 hoverbike in a test- flight video — making it the first manned quadcopter that has undergone testing, reported Futurism, a science and technology news website.

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D-Dalus: A new kind of aircraft propulsion system made of rotating cylinders

D-Dalus hovercraft

Austrian Innovative Aeronautical Technology (IAT21), an Austrian engineering firm debuted a new type of hovercraft at the Paris Air Show this week. They claim the hovercraft can take off and land vertically without using any rotor blades or fixed wings.

 

 

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Road To Somewhere Divides Alaskans

Road To Somewhere Divides Alaskans 

 Alaska wants to build a 17-mile road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to connect two remote outposts.

Among the many bills Congress is considering before it recesses for the November elections is a proposed land swap between the State of Alaska and the federal government that would allow a gravel road to be built through a remote national wildlife refuge.

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