The World’s Largest Cruise Ship (WLCS), Royal Caribbean’s (RC) “Icon Of The Seas,” Has Conducted Its First Sea Trials. It Spans 365 M And Weighs ~250,800 Tones; Can Hold 5,610 Passengers And 2,350 Crews. The Ship, Which Boasts The World’s Largest Waterpark At Sea, Will Begin Its Caribbean Sail In Jan. 2024. The Previous WLCS Is RC’s “Wonder Of The Seas.”
Boarding the Biggest Cruise Ship in the World (Icon of the Seas)
Colorado’s Biofire Has Launched The First Biometric Smart Gun With Facial Recognition And Fingerprint Verification. The Gun Grip Has A Fingerprint Sensor, While The Back Has 3D Facial Recognition. When Held, A Green Light Turns On To Indicate The Firearm Recognizes The Holder. Pre-Orders Began In April 2023, Aiming To Improve Gun Safety.
A Japanese Start-Up, Aerwins, Has Built The World’s First Flying Motorcycle Called XTurismo Hoverbike. The Bike Can Fly For 40 Mins And Reach Speeds Of 100km/Hr. The Craft Is On Sale In Japan And A Smaller Version Will Be Available In The US In 2023 For $777,000. Aerwins Plans To Make A Smaller Electric Model By 2025 That Would Cost $50,000.
World's first flying bike: 'Xturismo hoverbike' is capable of flying for 40 minutes | WION
The World’s First Zero-Emission Hydrogen-Powered Flying Boat, Called “The Jet,” Which Can Soar 3 Ft Above The Water Surface Will Be Built In Dubai In 2023. The Noiseless Jet, Which Can Transport Up To 12 Passengers, Including A Pilot, Will Span 32 Ft, Weigh 6 Tones, And Cruise At Speeds Of Up To 40 Knots, Or 46 Miles Per Hour.
An Israeli Company, NanoScent, Has Modified A Device To Detect COVID-19 From A Person’s Breath. The Device, Initially Built To Detect Cancers Or Other Health Predicaments Based On The Molecules In A Person’s Breath, Comprises A Breath Airbag And Sensors Equipped With Smart Algorithms, Which Can Indicate Whether Or Not A Person Has COVID-19.
NASA Has Launched The World’s Largest And Most Powerful Telescope Ever, After More Than 30 Years Of Development/ Delays. The Tennis Court-Sized 10 Billion Dollar James Webb Space Telescope, Which Will Orbit The Sun, Is Designed To Study The Early Days Of The Universe And With Sensistivty To See Previously Undetectable Celestial Objects.
The US FDA Has Approved The First Long-Acting Injectable HIV PrEP Medication. The Drug, Called Apretude, Given To Patients Every 2 Months, Is Said To Be 69% More Effective Than The Daily HIV Prevention Pills, Like Truvada and Descovy, For Cisgender Men And Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men, And 90% More Effective For Cisgender Women.
The US FDA Has Approved The Second COVID-19 Pill, Called Molnupiravir, From Merck. This Approval Comes A Day After The Agency Approved The First-Ever COVID-19 Pill, Called Paxlovid, From Pfizer. The Pills Are For Mild-To-Moderate COVID-19 Ill People, To Take At Home, Who Are At High-Risk Of Progressing To A Severe Stage Of COVID-19.
The US FDA Has Approved The First Eye Drop That Could Replace Reading Glasses For Folks 40 Years And Older, Who Experience Age-Related Blurry Near Vision. The Drug, Called Vuity, Which Activates In 15 Minutes, Is Said To Be Able To Provide Sharp Vision For 6 To 10 Hours To The ~128 Million Americans Affected By Blurred Near Vision.
Researchers Are Developing A No Pain Injection, Called Bubble Gum, Which Uses Laser To Push Tiny Droplets Into The Outer Layer Of The Skin In A Process That Is Quicker Than A Mosquito Bite. The Injection, Which May Be Available To The Public In 1-3 Years, Could Help Speed-Up Vaccination As It Eliminates Injection Phobia.
MIT Researchers Have Developed A Robot, Called RFusion, Which Can Find Lost Items, In Addition To Other Futuristic Industrial Applications. The Robot, Integrated With Camera, Antenna, Robotic Arm, And AI Can Precisely Locate Lost Objects From The RF Signals, From The Robot’s Antenna, Which Are Reflected Off RFID Tags Originally Stuck To The Objects.
RFusion: A Robot that Finds and Retrieves Missing Objects
Freetown Waste Management Recycle, Nigeria, In A First Of Its Kind In The Country, Has Found A Way To Protect The Environment While Creating Jobs From The ~12 Million Waste Tires Produced Every Year In Nigeria. The Tires Are Recycled And Used To Produce, E.G., Paving Bricks, Floor Tiles, And Other High Demand Goods In Nigeria. Nice!
A Pittsburgh-Based Rail Freight Company, Wabtec, In An Effort To Achieve Zero Emission Of Carbon, From Rail Transport, Has Unveiled The World’s First Battery-Electric Freight Train. The Train, Perched On A Strip Of Rail At Carnegie Mellon’s Technology Campus, Would Help Move The 1.7bn Tons Of Goods Shipped On American Railroads Each Year.
Orca, The World Biggest C02 Removal From Air Plant, Has Turned On Its Switches On 9/9/2021. Orca, In Iceland, Is Expected To Remove 4,000 Tonnes Of C02 Annually (3 Secs Of Humanity Emissions) Out Of The ~35 Billion Tonnes Produced From Burning Fossil Fuels. The Plant Will Do This By Sucking C02 From The Atmosphere And Then Store It As Carbonate Rock.
Introducing Orca - the world's first largest direct air capture and storage plant
Sweden Has Shipped The World’s First Steel Produced Without Fossil Fuel. The Steel Will Help Combat Climate Change, As Reports Indicate 553 Conventional Steel Plants Worldwide Produce 9% Of All CO2 Emissions. The Steel Was Shipped To Swedish Truck Maker Volvo AB, With Industrial Quantities Of The Steel Expected To Be Available By 2026.
A Dutch Company MX3D Premièred The World’s First 3-D Printed Steel Bridge, ~40 Ft Long, For Pedestrians And Cyclists. A Twin Digital Model Of The Bridge Was Built, Based On Data From Over A Dozen Sensors On The Bridge, To Help Understand Long-Term Behaviour Of Printed Metal Structures In Terms Of, E.g., Aesthetics, And Efficiency/Highly Optimised Design.
Scientists Built A Tiny Roach-Like Robot That Can Withstand A Million Times Its Weight And Move At Speeds 20 Body Lengths/Second. The Robot Is Built With Polyvinylidene Difluoride Material That Expands And Contracts With Small AC Application, Giving The Robot A Forward “Leapfrogging” Motion. The Robot Can Be Used To Inspect Tight Spaces.
Jetpack Aviation’s “The Speeder,” The World’s First Flying Motorcycle, Has Passed A Test Flight. The Flying Machine, Which Has 4 Turbojet Engines That Runs On Kerosine Or Desiel Fuel, Is Described As Star Wars Speeders Crossed With A Jet Ski And A Helicopter. The Speeder, Which Costs $380,000, Can Reach Speeds Of 300miles/hour, And Height Of 15,000 Ft.
AirCar, A Prototype Flying Car Equipped With A BMW Engine And Runs On Regular Petrol-Pump Fuel, Made A 35 Mins First-Ever Intercity Flight Btw Intl. Airports In Nitra And Bratislava, Slovakia. The Hybrid Car, Which Converts From A Car To A Plane In 2 mins 15 Secs, Is Said To Be Able To Fly For 1,000km (600 Miles), And To A Height Of 8,200ft (2,500m).
The flying car completes first ever inter-city flight (Official Video)
The World’s First Electric Wingsuit Has Been Developed Via Collaboration Of BMW, Design Works, And Peter Salzmann. The Suit, Comprising 2 Encased 15 KW Powered Carbon Propellers, Enables More Speed Than Conventional Suits. The Wearer Can Reach Speeds Of 300KM/H. The Suit Helps Maintain A Constant Glide, Enabling Further Travel Distance.