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World's First Passenger Drone Unveiled1m37s

World's First Passenger Drone Unveiled

Now here is a product that every person has almost certainly dreamed of owning; a personal transportation vehicle that evokes images of a future where traffic jams are no longer an issue. This video, shot from the floor of the 2016 CES convention in Las Vegas centers on a passenger size drone being developed by a Chinese company called Ehang. The vehicle will operate completely autonomously, with no input needed from the passenger to get from point A to point B. Co-founder of the company Derrick Xiong explains that since the passenger will not be in direct control over the flight of the vehicle, it will require no specialized license to operate. This sounds scary at first, but it will be much safer in the end to have computers controlling the navigation of these vehicles. It will utilize a wide variety of sensors and computer components to control all flight operations and navigate to and from destinations completely autonomously. The only interface in the drone will be a singular tablet, which will give the passenger control of take-off and landing locations, and the ability to adjust the climate controls inside the vehicle. At the time of the video, the vehicle is capable of transporting one person to an altitude of roughly 11500 feet in the air, with a cruising speed of around 63 miles per hour. This coupled with the life of its internal batteries will allow the vehicle to fly around 20 miles non-stop, and stay in the air for around 23 minutes. Not a huge range considering how far some people commute to get to work every morning, but with more efficient batteries this thing could definitely start to get a much longer flight range. For those of you concerned with the safety of such a new type of transportation, Ehang says that in the event of an emergency, they will be able to remotely control every vehicle in their fleet individually, in order to override faulty commands or to safely land the vehicle in case of technical malfunction. The drone has 8 propellers instead of the typical 4 propeller design to help with redundancy; in a situation where one of the rotors stops functioning the second rotor will spool up faster to compensate and still allow for a controlled descent. All that said, at a price tag of between two hundred and three hundred thousand dollars, you won’t be seeing too many of these out in the skies anytime soon. Add to that the safety concerns of relying solely on computerized navigation automation to control the vehicle with the passenger being completely helpless in the case of a malfunction, and the general annoyance to the public once there are a bunch of these out there flying around. To be able to generate enough lift to fly a vehicle of this size you have to displace a lot of air (think of a helicopter), and it is very noisy to do so, so the neighbors might not be super happy about one of these taking off and landing twice a day from your backyard.

Reuters
Published: January 8, 201612,819 views
Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, USA6m22s

Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, USA

Long day hike to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, with outstanding views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Half Dome, Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. The trail is 14 mi/22.4 km long (round trip, via Vernal and Nevada Falls), elevation gain 4800 ft/1475 m. Two metal cables allow hikers to climb the last 400 feet to the summit. Recorded June 2015 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100. Music: zero-project - Untold stories of a dying moon - 08 - The wind of oblivion zero-project ( www.zero-project.gr ), licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License"

milosh9k
Published: March 18, 2016181 views
Porcupine fish poses for close-up31s

Porcupine fish poses for close-up

A large porcupine fish swims right up to the camera as if to ask for its picture to be taken. With such a cute face it's hard to believe that this fish is extremely poisonous and dangerous to touch. Porcupine fish are the second most poisonous vertebrate on the planet!

Why Did the Cow Get Stuck in a Tree?2m16s

Why Did the Cow Get Stuck in a Tree?

Info: Answer: To see how many humans with equipment it takes to remove her! Occurred: November 6, 2015 Location: Samson, AL, USA Credit (If Applicable): Paul Perkins / ViralHog.com

ViralHog
Published: March 24, 20161,560 plays$4.86 earned
Hidden damage revealed in veterans' brains2m49s

Hidden damage revealed in veterans' brains

The discovery of a "honeycomb pattern" in the brains of combat veterans' who survived IED blasts may provide clues to the neurological impact of warfare, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Jillian Kitchener reports.

SQUIDTASTIC RIDE 20164m03s

SQUIDTASTIC RIDE 2016

Welcoming Back This Texas Weather With A Whole Lot Of Balls On One Wheel Note: Audio may require additional licensing Info From Licensor: "Big Annual Ride in Fort worth. Behind the scenes from the police macing bikers." Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA Occurrence Date: March 13, 2016

ViralHog
Published: March 28, 201613 plays$0.01 earned
Trump: "The system is corrupt"1m10s

Trump: "The system is corrupt"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump complains about the delegate voting process and says "we're supposed to be a Democracy." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pro Photographer Finds Beauty In Cancer2m30s

Pro Photographer Finds Beauty In Cancer

Kimberli Ransom is surviving breast cancer and chronicling it through her recent project. She works through the changes cancer has made in her appearance by putting herself in front of the camera in gorgeous settings. She's not interested in wallowing; she's determined to fill the void left by her hair and breasts with an unabashed celebration of life. Take a look at "Hard Candy," a lighthearted photo-shoot that captures how no matter where we are in life, we can be playful, outrageous and beautiful. For more information about Kimberli's project, go to http://www.findingbeautyincancer.com . Get more feel good video clips at http://www.hooplaha.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooplaha Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hooplaha

Mars Rover Opportunity celebrates 11-year anniversary1m37s

Mars Rover Opportunity celebrates 11-year anniversary

Eleven years ago NASA's Opportunity rover touched down on Mars for what was only supposed to be a 90-day mission. Since then it has traveled 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers), further than any other off-Earth surface vehicle has ever driven. Credit to 'NASA'.

Gymnast Takes Trick A Little Too Far14s

Gymnast Takes Trick A Little Too Far

Gymnasts love to show off in social situations. A low hanging pole? Not to a gymnast. A gymnast sees an interesting and creative way to take a sip from their water bottle. When this girl goes upside down and takes a swig, she ends up with more than just a cool party trick.

AFV
Published: January 15, 20163,667 views
Mason Jar Lid Pies45s

Mason Jar Lid Pies

Miniature pies are the latest and greatest of adorable desserts, but making them at home isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Many mini pie recipes call for very specific miniature pie tins, and while they’re cute, most of us don’t really have the storage room or funds to spare for such a hyper-specific baking tool. What to do if the mini pies still call to you? Make use of a common favorite of frugal bakers: mason jars! Specifically, their lids, which provide the perfect structure for making tasty, adorable pies like THESE. Best of all, you can make them whatever flavor you want.

TipHero
Published: April 7, 201630,120 views
When Coloring On Paper Is Not Enough32s

When Coloring On Paper Is Not Enough

This mom stumbles upon her daughter who had fallen asleep in the middle of coloring. While this cutie did a pretty good job of coloring on the page, she must have gotten bored with just paper at some point because when she wakes up, her mom can see that she also did some coloring on her face!

AFV
Published: June 15, 2016191 views
Lava flow in Hawaii moves forward1m28s

Lava flow in Hawaii moves forward

According to officials, an active lava breakout on Hawaii's 'Big Island' is now advancing at a rate of several hundred yards a day and is now about four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the town of Pahoa. Credit to 'County of Hawaii'.