11 Intriguing Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2024 | eVTOL

Viator – A TripAdvisor Company

This story is part of our Top Tech 2024 special report.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

To unlock the terawatt potential of geothermal energy, MIT startup Quaise Energy is testing a deep-drilling rig in 2024 that will use high-power millimeter waves to melt a column of rock down as far as 10 to 20 kilometers. Its “deeper, hotter, and faster” strategy will start with old oil-and-gas drilling structures and extend them by blasting radiation from a gyrotron to vaporize the hard rock beneath. At these depths, Earth reaches 500 °C. Accessing this superhot geothermal energy could be a key part of achieving net zero emission goals by 2050, according to Quaise executives.

“Batteries Included” Induction Ovens

Now we’re cooking with gas—but soon, we may…

 read more spectrum.ieee.org

We use income earning auto affiliate links. More on Sponsored links.

> Cheap Flights and Hotels!
Several ways to buy cheap airline tickets.
- Start searching at least 2 months in advance and sign up for email alerts so you'll always be notified when flight prices drop.
- Budget airlines typically offer the cheapest flights.
- Save money by taking your flight early in the morning or late at night.
- Consider flying on a weekday instead of a weekend.
- Use an aggregator site to compare prices across airlines.
- Once you have found the best trip, select it on the aggregator site and move to the airline’s direct website to book your tickets. Some aggregators allow you to book the ticket through their website, but there may be an additional service fee.
  1. Discover amazing things to do on your vacation! with Viator – A Tripadvisor Company
  2. Save up to 50% on advance bookings with Viator – A Tripadvisor Company
  3. Roam the world Viator helps you explore the world, right from home, with our Roam From Home series of tours and activities

Related Posts

Sikorsky plans to develop a hybrid VTOL aircraft with tilt-rotors | eVTOL

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky has announced its intentions to design, build, and test new vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This one will be a hybrid-electric (HEX) with tilt-wings like the famous V-22 “Osprey”. This design, Sikorsky explains, marks the beginning of a series of larger and more advanced VTOL aircraft, ranging from traditional helicopters to winged configurations. These aircraft will…

Prosperity Air Taxi Conducts Trailblazing Public Flight on a Cross-Sea Route in China | eVTOL

AutoFlight marks another massive milestone for its flagship eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) with what is claimed to be the world’s first public flight of an electric air taxi carried out both inter-city and on a cross-sea route. With the AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) industry still in its infancy, there’s ample room for pioneering achievements and industry firsts. Every…

A Summer of European Connections | Airlines

In an aviation landscape where partnerships are as crucial as the aircraft themselves, a recent announcement stands out. CityJet, the seasoned carrier known for its comprehensive wet lease operations, is set to bolster its relationship with Lufthansa. This summer, starting at the end of March 2024, the airline will station five CRJ1000 aircraft in Frankfurt, dedicating them to operate services…

A-1 Skyraider Pilot to Present at Museum Speaker Series

Retired Lt. Col. John Larrison, a pilot of some of the first A-1 Skyraider missions over Vietnam, is the next speaker in EAA’s Aviation Adventure Speaker Series. John, EAA 23138, will share stories from his missions in Vietnam and give the nitty-gritty of flying an A-1E in his presentation at the EAA Aviation Museum on Thursday, March 21, at 7…

Fares may be down, but these Canadian airline fees may bring the price back up | Airlines

With spring break just weeks away, Canadians looking to jet-set their way to a new destination either now or when prices come down in the spring are being reminded by experts to review their fares carefully. While Statistics Canada suggests prices for airfare dropped in 2023 by roughly 14 per cent, airline analysts say the lower fares can be a…

AutoFlight completes world’s first autonomous inter-city eVTOL flight | eVTOL

AutoFlight, a leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, marked a major milestone in urban air mobility with the world’s first autonomous inter-city flight of an electric air taxi. Testing the Prosperity eVTOL The demonstration flight covered the 50-kilometer (31-mile) distance between Shenzhen and Zhuhai, China, traversing the Pearl River Delta. The flight took a mere 20 minutes,…