Great news for anyone that cares about the environment! On Saturday, June 11th, the solar-powered aircraft, the Solar Impulse 2 touched down in New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after having traveled across the continental United States on its continued journey around the world.
“Si2 is now safe in New York, JFK airport. Our new home is Hangar 19 in John F. Kennedy International Airport!”, was exclaimed as the plane touched down on the tarmac.
The Swiss-made experimental aircraft was created at the Swiss airfield, Payerne Air Base between 2011-2013 as a joint venture between multiple sponsor companies lead by head-designer, businessman, and engineer André Borschberg and piloted by both Borschberg and lead-pilot and areonaut, Bertrand Piccard. Aviation enthusiasts may recognize Piccard as being the individual that circum-navigated the globe in late 1999 in the world’s first non-stop balloon flight – A feat that earned Piccard a place in the Guiness Book of World Records.
The intended purpose of the flight was to show world leaders and aviation companies that solar-power is a viable source of motive energy for long-distance flights and in turn, generating increased interest in pursuit of solar technologies.
The plane had been initially scheduled to head to the Big Apple late Monday evening but poor weather forced the crew and support staff to re-direct the flight.
The Solar Impulse 2 first began its trip across the continental US back in April when the plane touched down in San Francisco after having sojourned across the Atlantic from Hawaii. This is the last flight listed for the Solar Impulse 2 at this time.
Anyone interested in learning more about the flight and the future of solar-power in the aviation industry can learn more at their website, SolarImpluse.com
What better way to fly through the air than on a solar plane. A group of developers created a solar plane with a goal in mind of going around the world. The plane recently landed in New York City. IT circled the Statue of Liberty before landing. While the team is thankful and proud that the plane has been able to make it as far as it has, one of the downfalls of being in a solar plane is that it can only be in the air during the day unless there is a battery source. The plane only has one seat and is an experimental design.
The pilot was completing the 14th leg of the journey when it landed in New York. The pilots who fly the plane have to take meditation courses so that they can stay awake while in the air as there is a limited amount of time to fly. The trip started on April 24in Hawaii. It took about three days to get from Hawaii to California. At this rate, it might take a good bit of time before the plane can get around the world, but if the plane is as successful as it has been, then it’s promising. If larger planes could be built in this fashion, then it could save a large amount of money for airlines.
In a recent article, the changing ways that people date was discussed at length. Not surprisingly, many people are now taking advantage of online dating. Perhaps some are surprised that there is even a new twist that exists with online dating, as some people still consider this to be the new era of dating, so to speak. In reality, people have been meeting others online for a number of years and they have been doing so quite effectively. Today, a lot of people choose to meet others by using these same websites, only they do it by using apps on their smartphones, tablets or other electronic devices.
According to the article, the largest percentage of individuals still rely on sitting at a desktop or laptop in order to fill out a profile with an online dating website. However, more and more people are taking advantage of apps that make their lives even more convenient and give them the opportunity to keep tabs on their dating potential when it is most convenient for them. The article chronicles the top mobile apps that can be downloaded and provides information about the 10 apps that are the most popular. Without a doubt, one of the most popular mobile apps is worth discussing at greater length, as you will see in the next paragraph.
Skout is a mobile dating app that has been around longer than practically any other app of its type. In fact, it was first developed for the iPhone in 2008, so it has a long history of use that far exceeds the expectations of just about anyone that has ever used an online dating app before. Today, the app is available to unite people in more than 100 countries and it has truly become a global development.
One of the best things about Skout is that it is unique. It is a mobile dating app, but it is really so much more than that. You don’t have to set out with the intention of finding someone to date if you decide to use Skout. In fact, a lot of people use it simply to meet other individuals that have similar interests and think in similar fashions as they do. While it can certainly be used to find a date, it can also be used to find and forge new friendships in virtually any walk of life. This is something that a traditional dating app simply does not offer.
Without a doubt, dating apps that can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet make everything easier. If you are simply not into sitting at your laptop late at night filling out tons of information that seems to take hours to complete, the mobile apps are definitely the way to go. As long as you are doing it, you might as well choose to go with one that has the expertise and experience to do things right.
Handy is by far the largest application or other media through which people providing home cleaning services can list their business or services to other people. There have been other competitors ever since Handy has become popular, but most all of the competitors have crashed or been acquired by Handy. Handy only takes around a twenty percent cut of the listing price of the services being offered, which is low considering that Handy already has low prices for its customers.
Handy has got funding from a variety of companies in the form of fifty million dollars. Some of the companies involved in funding this company include Fidelity, Highland Capital Management, TPG Growth, and Revolution Growth. The money received will go to fund the implementation and control of Handy in new markets around the world, as Handy currently runs in only 28 markets around the globe.
Handy was founded by two college roommates from Harvard College. Handy has turned out to be the best business of its kind, which was started up in 2012. Overall, there have been eleven million cleaning jobs or other types of jobs that have been completed since the inception of Handy. There are an estimated one hundred thousand jobs booked every single month on Handy, which 10,000 cleaners are responsible for.
Many people are actually able to make a living on Handy, while some cleaners do it for just a little extra money. Handy encourages everyone that provides cleaning services to use their app. Historically, it has been hard to find people that would clean homes for a low price because there hasn’t been any single place where cleaners would go to list their services for clients.