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Leitz Phone 1 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

Leitz Phone 1 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

 Tu historia merece ser contada. El primer teléfono inteligente diseñado por Leica.

Presentamos el Leitz Phone 1 en el mercado japonés, el primer teléfono inteligente que combina calidad sin igual, ingeniería óptica sin igual y dominio del software de imágenes con el diseño icónico de Leica. El Leitz-Phone 1 le permite capturar y compartir momentos personales de la vida cotidiana con imágenes de calidad Leica única.

Más que un Smartphone. Un siglo en la fabricación.

El nombre de nuestro fundador y homenaje a Ernst Leitz (II), quien revolucionó el mundo de la fotografía en 1924 con la invención de la fotografía moderna de 35 mm. El Leitz Phone 1 tiene la experiencia de la cámara Leica de fama mundial en su corazón, lo que le permite concentrarse por completo en adaptar lo esencial de la fotografía a la vida cotidiana.

Un nuevo hito en la historia de Leica, subraya nuestra reputación de la más alta calidad en innovación técnica.

Diseño icónico.

Diseñado por nuestro propio estudio de diseño en Alemania, el Leitz Phone 1 sigue nuestro compromiso de reducir a lo esencial con características de manejo claras, mínimas e intuitivas. Fabricada con materiales de la más alta calidad, como indica el logotipo de Leica, su caja de aluminio en plata anodizada se combina elegantemente con Gorilla-glass negro mate.

El mayor grado de precisión técnica se ve en detalles sofisticados como los bordes moleteados del teléfono que lo mantienen seguro, incluso en condiciones de humedad.

La icónica tapa de la lente Leica, para proteger la lente, se mantiene en su lugar magnéticamente, lo que demuestra la hermosa y funcional filosofía de diseño de Leica.

La simplicidad y el acabado de alta gama de la carcasa de silicona brindan protección contra el polvo y la humedad con la estética refinada que conoce y espera de Leica.

Verdadera experiencia de usuario de cámara.

El manejo es fuente de intenso placer. El Leitz Phone 1 es intuitivo y fácil de entender. Como toda nuestra cartera de productos, permite una concentración completa en el tema, sin tener que luchar con la configuración de la cámara. Te da la posibilidad de concentrarte en tomar mejores fotografías, preocupándote menos por las opciones y configuraciones. Nada más y nada menos.

Lente diseñada por las líderes mundiales.

Una lente rápida f / 1.9 y un zoom digital de hasta 6 veces, la tecnología de lente Leica integrada del Leitz Phone 1 ofrece imágenes brillantes en formatos RAW y JPEG que impresionan con alta calidad y detalles realistas, especialmente en grandes Impresiones de formato. El equivalente a una distancia focal de 19 mm en fotograma completo permite un campo de visión extraordinariamente amplio para una composición envolvente y vistas impresionantes.

El sensor más grande jamás visto en un teléfono inteligente.

Con un sensor de imagen de 1 pulgada extraordinariamente potente con 20,2 megapíxeles emparejado con una plataforma móvil 5G con procesador Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 888. El tamaño del sensor permite que el Leitz Phone 1 capture más luz y produzca una calidad de imagen brillante sin igual en la industria de los teléfonos inteligentes.

Experiencia de Leica en cada fotografía.

Como ocurre con todas las cámaras Leica, la Leitz Phone 1 encarna nuestra pasión por concentrarnos en lo esencial: “Das Wesentliche”, y el elemento esencial de la fotografía es la imagen. Basándonos en nuestra experiencia de más de 100 años, los conocimientos comprobados de ingeniería óptica de Leica garantizan un diseño de lentes de primera calidad combinado con la ayuda de la experiencia de larga data en procesamiento óptico y de señales de Leica. Cada imagen tomada con el Leitz Phone 1 refleja la esencia de la calidad de imagen de Leica y es testimonio de la incomparable capacidad óptica y la experiencia en software de imagen de Leica.

Software revolucionario.

Nuestro motor de software patentado, el “Leitz Engine”, ofrece un bokeh computacional de última generación, corrección de color, refinamiento de bordes y reducción de ruido realista a la fotografía de teléfonos inteligentes.

El modo “Leitz Looks” ha sido desarrollado por ingenieros de Leica y ofrece imágenes en blanco y negro extraordinariamente nítidas con el aspecto y la sensación típicos de una cámara Leica, basado en el lenguaje visual del buque insignia Leica M Monochrom. Incluso más Leitz Looks estarán disponibles con actualizaciones de firmware posteriores.

Un “LFI.Widget” preinstalado presenta constantemente las mejores fotos de la Leica Fotografie International Gallery, la plataforma seleccionada para los fotógrafos de Leica de todo el mundo. Dependiendo del gusto e interés personal, la selección de categorías así como la frecuencia de actualización de nuevas imágenes se pueden configurar individualmente.

“Leica tiene una larga tradición que se caracteriza y siempre se ha caracterizado por la búsqueda constante de la innovación técnica. Damos la bienvenida a los teléfonos inteligentes, porque hacen una contribución muy valiosa al mundo de la fotografía. Para Leica, el lanzamiento de nuestro propio teléfono inteligente es el siguiente y lógico paso en el camino hacia las tecnologías del futuro. Personalmente, me enorgullece ver que Leica Camera AG ha marcado una vez más un hito importante tanto en la historia de la empresa como en la fotografía de teléfonos inteligentes con el Leitz Phone 1 “.
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, accionista mayoritario y presidente del Consejo de Supervisión

Disponible exclusivamente en Japón.

El Leitz Phone 1 se produce exclusivamente para el mercado japonés en colaboración con Sharp Corporation y está disponible en SoftBank, el principal distribuidor de tecnología de la información y las comunicaciones de Japón.

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E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (PIF) have entered into a partnership that will see PIF support in creating the world’s first electric powerboat racing championship.

The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8.

The partnership represents a significant step forward in the long-term development of the championship, providing a strong foundation on which to build from and enabling the series to further accelerate preparations for the inaugural season, scheduled to take place in early 2023 – with Saudi Arabia to be one of the considered race locations.

As a major contributor to the global economy and partner of choice for innovative companies and investors, PIF’s investment in E1 is in line with its 2021-2025 strategy announced earlier this year, which focuses on 13 key strategic sectors, including sports and entertainment, and renewable energy. This includes major investments in renewable energy companies, such as ACWA Power and the Sudair Solar Energy project, as well as in the development of electric vehicles through its investment in Lucid Motors.

Series creators Alejandro Agag, Chairman of E1, and Rodi Basso, CEO of E1, were both joined live in the studio by the President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Raffaele Chiulli, as well as SeaBird Technologies Founder Sophi Horne, and Founder & CEO of Victory Marine Brunello Acampora to present the RaceBird powerboat.

The vessel is a completely new design and was co-created by Horne and Acampora following an extensive validation process. The RaceBird is inspired by nature and birds flying low over the water and features an outboard motor, enclosed safety canopy and hydrofoil technology.

Using innovative hydrofoil technology, the electric RaceBird powerboats will rise high above the water’s surface, allowing for minimum drag and maximum energy efficiency. Being lifted above the waves will not only improve performance, but it will also promote close and competitive racing with a reduced wake when following an opponent.

The RaceBird is specially designed for foil-to-foil racing and is capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph), with pilots showcasing their skills using tight and technical circuits located close to shore in the heart of urban areas.

With the design now validated, the RaceBird has entered into the production phase with the expert engineers at Victory Marine concentrating their efforts and resource over the coming months on manufacturing a full fleet of race-ready electric powerboats.

Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome on board PIF as a new partner in this exciting venture. To get the backing of PIF at this early stage of development emphasises the importance of our mission to electrify marine mobility. With the new design of the RaceBird boat you see today, we hope to accelerate change in the marine industry and provide sustainable solutions for future leisure craft. The new powerboat that Sophi and Brunello designed looks like a spaceship. I’ve compared electric racing cars to podracers from Star Wars in the past, but the RaceBird looks even more futuristic. Working together with PIF, I look forward to ushering in a new era of electric powerboat racing.”

Rodi Basso, Co-Founder & CEO of E1, said: “We’re thrilled to be working together with PIF to jointly shape the future direction of powerboating. Forming a strong partnership with a global investment powerhouse such as PIF provides a solid foundation on which to build a new sport. The RaceBird presents a unique challenge and one that the teams at SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine have delivered on. They’ve managed to develop an innovative powerboat with an eye-catching design and factored in practical solutions ready to go racing. Shortly we’ll also be announcing our powertrain and electronics partners; we’re on schedule to hit the water soon.”

Commenting on the announcement, HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund, said: “This exciting investment in a new premier sport format aligns with our strategy to enable innovation globally and unlock new industries, as well as build strategic partnerships with real value add to Saudi Arabia. We believe our support for future sports will also contribute to the growth of various sectors globally.

“Our partnership with E1 will help drive the development of innovative sustainable technology, which in turn positions Saudi as an enabler in the industries of the future and the creation of new opportunities.”

Sophi Horne, Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “It’s amazing to finally be able to share the new RaceBird design with the world. Obviously, I’ve seen it on a screen quite a lot in the past few months! But it’s great to show the new look of the boat that the pilots will race with. The bodywork and shape of the vessel is inspired by nature and birds flying above the water’s surface. What has been interesting is trying to find a balance between how you envisage the design and combining that with optimising both performance and efficiency. The solution we settled on fortunately doesn’t compromise on either the looks or performance capabilities.”

Brunello Acampora, Founder & CEO of Victory Marine, said: “Today’s announcement is the result of many months of hard work, creating a completely new design and simulating it in a competitive racing environment. I’ve really enjoyed working together with Sophi to produce the vessel that will compete in the world’s first electric powerboat championship. Now that the design has been fully validated, we’ll begin engineering and manufacturing the boats in preparation for prototype testing and ready for the teams to receive their first delivery. For us at Victory Marine, the E1 Series is the greatest test bench for cutting-edge solutions that will change the future of navigation forever.”

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the UIM, said: “At the International Powerboat Federation, we’re delighted to be part of this groundbreaking development in the powerboating sport. The futuristic RaceBird design combined with the use of hydrofoil technology in the E1 Series reflects the pioneering spirit of this initiative and are an inspiring answer to today’s challenges facing marine mobility. It’s an exciting moment for our sport and I cannot wait to see the RaceBird on the water.”

Released ahead of World Oceans Day, the RaceBird acts as a symbol of the future ambitions of the E1 Series, to revolutionise marine mobility and reduce the pressures being placed on fragile underwater ecosystems across the world.

The next major milestone in the RaceBird development is in September when the covers come off the first full-scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show, before the start of prototype testing which is set to get underway later this year.

E1 were advised by Shoosmiths law firm and financial advisers PJT Partners.

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SOMADOME – The world’s first technology-enabled meditation pod.

WELCOME TO SOMADOME

The world’s first technology-enabled meditation pod.

We’ve entered a time in our world where we must go within to connect, seek balance, and to better ourselves so that we can better the world.

“During this pandemic and with the intense, non-stop negative news…the Somadome has become a place of refuge, reset and renewal for me…it has gone from being something I did to something that I need to do. ”

Margaret, Private User

THE SCIENCE OF SOMADOME

Somadome uses light and color therapy to transform our body’s state at the cellular level.

The dome structure gives the illusion of infinite space, immersing you into an illuminated pod of colors that coordinate with your session goals. Using colors and light to heal is an age-old technique, premised on the idea that the colors of the spectrum of visible light have specific beneficial health properties. Contemporary research shows that light helps regulate and control the autonomic nervous system and production of melatonin and cortisol, two hormones critical to health and wellness. With the option to select a single color of light or cycle through the whole spectrum, the Somadome provides an environment conducive to the gentle and positive health effects of being immersed in light.

Somadome transforms EMF frequencies that are out of harmony with our bodies’ natural electromagnetic signals.

We are constantly inundated with unnatural electromagnetic fields and wave forms created by human-made electronics. These EMF frequencies and wave forms can disrupt the natural frequencies of healthy cells and organs and create pain, fatigue, feelings of misalignment and low energy. Somadome incorporates the use of micro-crystalline ceramic tiles, which use a proprietary design to transform these unnatural waveforms into forms more like those found in nature.

Somadome uses binaural beats in guided and unguided tracks to achieve beneficial states associated with your session goals.

 

Binaural beats use varying inaudible frequencies to help guide our minds into brain states achieved during meditation. Just as Tibetan monks use singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to help access meditative states, modern technology has perfected these binaural beat frequencies, making their benefits obtainable to anyone searching for peace and mental clarity.

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BUGATTI CENTODIECI – First prototype for series development

The French luxury brand is paving the way for series production of its exclusive and unique hyper sports car.

Highly exclusive, distinctive and high-performance. At “The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering” in California in summer 2019, Bugatti presented another project reflecting its excellent coachbuilding expertise: the Centodieci. The Centodieci evokes automotive history: the unique project is a tribute to the legendary EB 110. This few-off project comprises production of just ten vehicles for an exclusive clientele. The next phase is about to start for the hyper sports car with a W16 engine and 1,600 PS: the first prototype for series development is currently being assembled.

The design of the Centodieci with its flat front, low-slung front spoiler and three-part air intakes reinterpret the shape of the most famous super sports car of the 1990s. The EB 110 was a key milestone on the road to the revival of the Bugatti brand in 1998 at Bugatti’s historic headquarters in Molsheim, ultimately resulting in the first hyper sports car of the modern era – the Veyron.

The Centodieci is Bugatti’s way of paying its respects to the Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli and architect Giampaolo Benedini, the men who created the EB 110 some 30 years ago. “The challenge for us was not to get caught up in the design of the legendary EB 110 itself and avoid focusing solely on a retrospective approach. Our aim was to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time: but at the same time, we didn’t want to lose the charm and character of the EB 110.

After all, the super sports car is still fascinating today with its distinctive design and technology,” says Achim Anscheidt, Design Director at Bugatti. The biggest challenge: to transform the very flat, wedge-shaped and graphically virtually two-dimensional body of the EB 110 into a modern, three-dimensional sculpture to project the fascination of the super sports cars of that time into the modern age.

Since the world premiere of the Centodieci, the Bugatti development team has been working on the technical implementation of the strictly limited model. “Every newly developed vehicle poses an immense challenge, as we are creating a very small series that at the same time has to meet and even exceed all the quality and safety standards of a large series,” says André Kullig, technical project manager for one-off and few-off projects at Bugatti.

The engineers first delve into calculations for the body, aerodynamics, engine and transmission. They simulate the airflow on the vehicle and check all components down to the smallest screw.

Meanwhile, the design team checks the styling in close collaboration with the developers before finalising this and designing the surfaces. They adjust the curvature of the components according to the incidence of light so that the appearance is homogeneous in all lighting conditions – an elaborate development process. After well over a year of design and simulation, the team has now developed the first prototype.

“I was hugely looking forward to the first prototype of the Centodieci,” says Kullig, who has been with Bugatti since 2004 and was previously involved in projects such as the Divo and La Voiture Noire3. “Series development of a few-off project is an especially exciting challenge – and that is also true in the case of the Centodieci, which is a very design-driven project,” says Andre Kullig. His task is to ensure a perfect match between the exterior shape and the technology. Despite only producing ten vehicles, the Centodieci must meet all the same technical requirements as a Chiron.

“With the newly designed body, there are changes in many areas that we had to simulate using special computer programmes. Based on the data, we were able to establish a basic set-up as a starting point for series development and the first prototype,” explains André Kullig.

The team was recently able to successfully put the rolling chassis into operation on the site’s own roller dynamometer in the Molsheim Atelier and check all the drivetrain functions –to ensure the Centodieci can move onto the next stage of development. The next step is now to build the elaborate exterior. “With a high-performance hyper sports car like the Centodieci, it’s a matter of filtering out subtleties based on the modified requirements of a completely new exterior – something that requires highly focused and intense development work,” says André Kullig.

The technical challenges involved were enormous: an engine with eight litres of displacement and 1,600 PS generates high temperatures that require sophisticated thermal management. As in the EB 110, the engine is seen behind a transparent glass surface. So to ensure more efficient engine thermodynamics, the Centodieci has a wide air outlet opening and modified air flows. In addition, guide flaps around the five circular air inserts – positioned in the form of a rhombus – ensure sufficient air intake for the 16-cylinder power unit. As a result, the otherwise dominant Bugatti line, the C-line, gives way to a new design. The rear is formed into a large ventilation outlet opening defined by the eight rear light elements. Other development challenges include the new light elements and the rear wing design, which is permanently mounted in the style of the EB 110 Super Sport.

But even if the development team can simulate and test so much data on the test rigs, the Centodieci will also undergo dynamic testing. “In the next few months, in addition to building the exterior and running more advanced simulations in the wind tunnel, we’re very much looking forward to going out on the test track to start tuning the chassis,” says Kullig.

Within a few hours, all ten units of the Centodieci were sold out at a net price of eight million euros. The highly exclusive, hand-crafted small series will be delivered to customers next year.

 

The first Japanese full-electric hypercar
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Aspark Company | The first Japanese full-electric hypercar

Car manufacturing and engineering – Aspark Company

The first Japanese full-electric hypercar

Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon fiber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior. The full-electric hypercar Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.

The production version of the Owl, after its world premiere in Dubai last November, was scheduled to be exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show.

“After unveiling the Owl at Dubai International Motor Show the company has achieved many progresses on development and production, as well on future strategy as a car manufacturer”, Head Of Sales and Communication Agshin Badalbayli points out.

All major tests related to performance, safety and durability were completed successfully and now the Owl can be seen running on the road.

Meanwhile, the production has been accelerated to deliver the orders on time and the sales and after-sales networks around the world are growing fast.

A second project is coming up

Aspark kicked off a new era in full-electric hypercars with the Owl: but the first project of the Japanese car manufacturer won’t remain alone, as a the development of a second project has already started. Details will be given in the next weeks.

The Power is in our Nature

“The Power is in our Nature” – the official claim of the Owl – perfectly catches the essence of this incredible full-electric hypercar.

Body, chassis and much of the components entirely made by top-level carbon fiber materials, extremely powerful four electric motors, a unique torque vectoring system, an exclusive battery system, and handmade premium interior: the Owl is a compendium of state-of-the-art technology, design and functionality, mixed with a genuine passion for beauty.

The fastest accelerating car in the world: 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds

The most astonishing performance of the Owl is the acceleration: from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds*.

The Owl has a unique battery pack for a range of up to 450 km. Top speed is 400 km/h. Furthermore, the Owl has a height of 99 cm: it is probably the lowest road legal electric hypercar in the world.

The world most powerful electric hypercar

The Owl has the most powerful 4 electric motors ever made. They produce a total power of 1480 kW with 2012 horsepower. Overall torque is around 2000 Newton meters.

The Owl has almost three times more power than Formula-E cars and two times more than Formula 1 cars.

The rotation of the motor should be the fastest in the world with 15000 rpm.

Delivered in the second quarter of the year

The production version of the Owl is limited to only 50 cars worldwide. Each one will be fully customizable, each one will be different from the other: exclusivity now has a real meaning.

Production is taking place in Turin, Italy in collaboration with Manifattura Automobili Torino, with the full support of Aspark engineering centres in the world. The first set of the Owl will be delivered by the second quarter of 2020.

Price of the base version is Euro 2,900,000. The Owl can be reserved with a reduced deposit of Euro 50,000.

*One Foot Roll-Out

Running on the road.

All major tests related to performance, safety and durability were completed successfully and now the Owl can be seen running on the road.
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Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27, 2020 – Just months after their first passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop today unveiled its vision for the future hyperloop experience. The newly-released concept video takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

“Designing a new mode of transportation from scratch is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience and one of the first people to ride the hyperloop in November. “Hyperloop technology – and what it enables – is paradigm-shifting. It follows that the passenger experience should be nothing short of extraordinary.”

Virgin Hyperloop worked with world-class partners across disparate industries – including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the portal designs, Teague for the pod designs, SeeThree for the video and animation, and Man Made Music for the score and sonic identity – to design a comprehensive, multi-sensory passenger experience that surpasses that of any other form of mass transit.

“Virgin Hyperloop can accelerate the future of mobility on land. The new mode of travel at supersonic speed rethinks transportation and the perception of space, landscape, time, and distance,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. “In this day and age, Virgin Hyperloop taking off from our portals provides holistic, intelligent transportation for a globalized community to travel across vast distances in a safer, cleaner, easier, and faster way than airlines.”

Far from a dystopian future where dark colors, stark lighting, and screens abound, Virgin Hyperloop’s counter narrative is a more optimistic view of the future: a greener, smoother, safer, and more pleasant mass transit experience.

“We leveraged decades of experience designing how people and things move across various modalities – taking some of the best aspects from aviation, rail, automotive, and even hospitality to create a new and better passenger experience that is distinct to Virgin Hyperloop,” said John Barratt, CEO & President, Teague. “Recessed seat wells provide a greater sense of space, while the raised aisle is a touch of the unexpected and unique. Bands of greenery and wood textures subvert the aesthetic of typical mass transit materials with something optimistic and fresh. All lighting in the pod—including the unassuming information displays—are dynamic and adjust based on traveler activity and journey milestones.”

Beyond the typical touchpoints in transportation, Virgin Hyperloop also researched and incorporated findings from more non-traditional interactions, such as sound.

“Through proprietary research and a design thinking approach to creating sound and sonic solutions for Virgin Hyperloop, Man Made Music was able to address a myriad of potential challenges for this new mode of transportation, from how to evoke a sense of privacy and space to an enhanced sense of safety and calm,” said Joel Beckerman, Founder and Lead Composer at Man Made Music. “We respond to sound quicker than any other sense, so sound actually drives the multi-sensory experiences. The sonic cues of the Virgin Hyperloop identity system serves as a guide for passengers throughout their experience while instilling confidence, safety, and clarity – you ‘feel’ it rather than ‘hear’ it. Just like a great movie score, it tells you the story. We know when we’ve got it right when you don’t notice the sound at all: the interface is humanized in ways that are both fresh and familiar.”

A key pillar of Virgin Hyperloop’s passenger experience is accessibility, ensuring that this new form of transportation will expand opportunities for the masses. While ticket prices will vary depending on the exact route, a recent study in Ohio found that hyperloop fares would be more akin to the cost of driving, rather than flying.

“It’s simple. If it’s not affordable, people won’t use it,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop. “Daily high-speed transport is currently not feasible for most people, but we want to change that notion. Imagine being able to commute between cities that are currently hours apart in minutes – and the endless possibilities that opens up.”

On demand and direct to destination, the hyperloop system would be able to transport thousands of passengers per hour, despite the fact that each vehicle carries up to 28 passengers. This high throughput is achieved by convoying, where vehicles are able to travel behind one another in the tube within milliseconds, controlled by Virgin Hyperloop’s machine intelligence software.

Following their successful passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop is currently paving the way for the regulation and certification of hyperloop systems around the world. The company aims to achieve safety certification by 2025, with commercial operations – such as those depicted in this video – beginning in 2030.

XP-2 Test Vehicle

Our two-seater Experimental-Pod-2 (XP-2) was built to demonstrate critical safety subsystems, allowing passengers to safely travel in a hyperloop environment. Our production vehicle, however, will look radically different and seat up to 28 passengers.

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Crew

The team to ride the first hyperloop

4 passengers

Speed

Velocity of first passenger test

48 m/s

Environment

Air pressure within the tube

100 Pascal

Safety & Technology

You won’t need a space suit to go in our vacuum. Virgin Hyperloop is developing the necessary subsystems required to ensure traveling with hyperloop is as safe as riding an elevator. Independently validated by an Independent Safety Assessor, Certifer, our XP-2 vehicle and the DevLoop infrastructure demonstrate many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system, and are equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.

Pod Safety Controller

The Pod Safety Controller continuously monitors all onboard sensors and computer systems to ensure passenger safety. The data is wirelessly communicated to the wayside through a certified safety protocol.

Rapid Tube Repressurization

Using distributed venting valves along the tube’s length, we can safely re-pressurize faster than an airplane can descend.

Automated Fire Suppression

Along with redundant smoke detectors, the vehicle has most onboard electronic systems enclosed with automated fire suppression.

Air Scrubbing & Filtering

Air-conditioned and scrubbed of CO2 and airborne contaminants, the air inside the vehicle is crisp, clean, and continuously monitored by the Pod Safety Controller.

Emergency Egress

Our DevLoop tube contains emergency egresses every 75m in the event passengers need to exit the vehicle.

AirLock

Our system uses airlocks to gradually and safely bring the vehicle in and out of the near-vacuum environment without needing to repressurize the entire system.

About Virgin Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop is the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. The company successfully operated an occupied hyperloop vehicle using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation under near-vacuum conditions, realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is now working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop’s technology, vision, and ongoing projects here.

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FRANCK MULLER – First Automated Watch Box

FRANCK MULLER – First Automated Watch Box

Franck Muller is delighted to announce the delivery of the very first Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton in a phenomenal box.

The Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton deserved a unique watch box. It took years to develop such an exceptional timepiece and months to build it.

This unique triple axis tourbillon is covered by a 5-year warranty and is delivered with a unique box featuring an automated opening system.

FRANCK MULLER GENEVE VANGUARD™REVOLUTION 3 SKELETON

 

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Anthénea, la primera suite de hotel flotante nómada de lujo

Anthenea,una experiencia única con el mar

Al abrir una ventana al mundo submarino, Anthenea ofrece un espacio mágico y te invita a vivir momentos atemporales en perfecta armonía con la naturaleza.

Aventurero, móvil, insumergible, autónomo, Anthenea combina con el entorno para infundir una increíble sensación de libertad a sus huéspedes.

Anthénea, la primera suite de hotel en el agua, da un soplo de libertad al paisaje turístico … Una experiencia multisensorial destinada a hoteleros para sus viajeros en busca de la reconexión con la naturaleza y la exploración … entre el horizonte y el fondo marino.

Anthénea, la primera suite de hotel flotante nómada de lujo

Un entorno ecológico en el agua

Producto 100% fabricado en Francia, ecorresponsable y nómada, el primer prototipo de Anthénea recientemente ha estado ondeando en la costa de granito rosa de Bretaña.

Imaginada como una suite de hotel en el agua, Anthénea es autónoma, autosuficiente y ecológica. Al poder equiparse con motores eléctricos silenciosos, permite una larga permanencia en el agua gracias al equipo diseñado para no dejar rastro de su paso.

Alimentada por su entorno, Anthénea está equipada con 5 paneles solares con orientación sur en su cúpula y 2 vainas de propulsión eléctrica.
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El diseño ecológico de 50m2 reúne 3 espacios de vida: sala de estar con sofá, muebles curvos vestidos con concreto encerado y observatorio subacuático de 360 ° y cocina panorámica. La zona de noche consta de un dormitorio con cama redonda XL, bañera de agua salada o de agua dulce, solarium de 360 ° en la planta superior para 12 personas. El mobiliario está hecho completamente de materiales de diseño ecológico.

Nacido de un sueño y totalmente modular, Anthénea se limita solo a la imaginación del comprador.
Precio: suite de hotel totalmente equipada y amueblada (operativa o lista para usar): modelo de 50 m2 a € 480,000 sin impuestos (transporte incluido)

Destino: inexplorado (con o sin puerto de origen)
Al ofrecer una nueva forma de experiencia turística entre la visión subacuática y la exploración terrestre, Anthénea permite al viajero descubrir territorios insospechados y vivir experiencias inexploradas mientras desenrolla el hilo de lo íntimo: el del vínculo con la naturaleza y con uno mismo.

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La brújula siempre orientada hacia la libertad, esta alcoba no requiere permisos de construcción. Anthénea libera a los viajeros en busca de descubrimientos y hallazgos inesperados. Al ser más rápido de entregar que una construcción sobre pilotes y más respetuoso con el medio ambiente, también simplifica el proceso de adquisición de hoteleros con un enfoque ecológicamente responsable.

Un producto de “4 estaciones” adecuado para una gran amplitud térmica (-30 ° C a + 40 ° C), Anthénea puede anclar en un mar cálido, un lago en verano o navegar hacia la nieve islandesa.

Aerodinámica y combinada a la perfección con cualquier entorno natural, la lujosa suite flotante permite el acceso a las costas más confidenciales e inaccesibles y estar a la vanguardia de la fauna y flora submarina.

Inmutable e insumergible, este pasaporte para escapadas contemplativas e inmersivas no requiere ningún conocimiento de diennfaovigraetaiolen. Sttoen La certificación como embarcación le permite deshacer y navegar en modo de descubrimiento lento.

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SpaceX successfully launches its first manned rocket

Demo-2 is the final major test for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station.

SpaceX is returning human spaceflight to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built, and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is a turning point for America’s future in space exploration that lays the groundwork for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

You can watch a replay of the launch above.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley a whole experience with SpaceX that successfully launch their first manned rocket

CREW DEMO-2 LAUNCH AND DOCKING

On Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the United States.

Starlink Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday June 3 at 9:25 p.m. EDT, 1:25 UTC on June 4, for its eighth launch of Starlink satellites. Falcon 9 will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A backup opportunity is available on Thursday, June 4 at 9:03 p.m. EDT, 1:03 UTC on June 5. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and two separate Starlink missions in May 2019 and in January 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Just Read the Instructions” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. The Starlink satellites will deploy in an elliptical orbit approximately 15 minutes after liftoff. Prior to orbit raise, SpaceX engineers will conduct data reviews to ensure all Starlink satellites are operating as intended. Once the checkouts are complete, the satellites will then use their onboard ion thrusters to move into their intended orbits and operational altitude of 550 km.

Crew Demo 2 (Coast)

On Saturday, May 30th, Falcon 9 successfully launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft initiated the return of human spaceflight to the United States.

Demo-2 is the final major test for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station. With this launch, SpaceX helped initiate the return of human spaceflight to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is a turning point for America’s future in space exploration that lays the groundwork for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

 

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LEXUS PRESENTA EL PRIMER COCHE TATUAJE DEL MUNDO

En una celebración de la artesanía fina y el arte tradicional japonés, Lexus ha encargado el primer automóvil tatuado del mundo. Esta interpretación estrictamente única del SUV compacto UX ha sido diseñada y creada por la artista de tatuajes de Londres Claudia De Sabe.

LEXUS PRESENTA EL PRIMER COCHE TATUAJE DEL MUNDO

Lexus – Revelado el primer auto tatuado del mundo

Usando un automóvil blanco puro como su “lienzo” y una herramienta de perforación Dremel en lugar de una aguja de tatuaje fina, Claudia produjo un diseño amplio con carpa koi a lo largo de todo el vehículo. El koi es un motivo familiar del arte tradicional japonés, que representa cualidades de buena fortuna y perseverancia.

Lexus ha creado un cortometraje que va detrás de escena para revelar cómo se hizo el auto tatuado. Lo puedes ver aquí:

Claudia usó la herramienta Dremel para perforar la pintura superficial y exponer el metal debajo para crear el patrón complejo, y luego aplicó cinco litros de pintura para automóviles de alta calidad a mano para resaltar los detalles. Como toque final, usó pan de oro para crear reflejos y darle al diseño un efecto 3D más fuerte, antes de que todo el vehículo recibiera una capa protectora de laca para que se pueda conducir en la carretera.

LEXUS UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FIRST TATTOOED CAR

LEXUS UNVEILS THE WORLD’S FIRST TATTOOED CAR

El proceso tardó seis meses en completarse a partir de los dibujos iniciales, con el “tatuaje” realizado durante cinco días de trabajo intensivo de ocho horas. Fue físicamente exigente, con la vibración del taladro y el trabajo con un objeto que, a diferencia de un cliente humano, no se podía mover a una posición cómoda a medida que avanzaba el diseño. Donde cualquier pequeño deslizamiento en un tatuaje humano puede ser trabajado o coloreado fácilmente en el patrón, el “grabado” con el taladro requirió una precisión absoluta.

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El UX tatuado no tiene una etiqueta de precio, pero se estima que el trabajo a medida costaría más de £ 120,000.

Era la primera vez que Claudia aplicaba sus habilidades al metal en lugar de la piel humana y encontró similitudes y nuevos desafíos en la comisión única.

“Cuando tatúas a una persona, debes pensar en los músculos y el tejido debajo de la piel. Con el automóvil, se trataba de la forma en que la carrocería cambia de forma sobre el marco ”, dijo Claudia, quien fue asistida en su trabajo por su esposo japonés Yutaro.

“‘ Lo mejor de tatuar el Lexus UX, y la razón por la cual este automóvil fue ideal para el proyecto, es su forma aerodinámica. Todo, desde las líneas en el costado del cuerpo hasta la forma de las ventanas, todo es tan dinámico y hermoso. Fue perfecto para el diseño y el concepto en sí mismo ”, dijo Claudia, cofundadora del estudio de tatuajes Red Point en Islington.

El proyecto se presenta como un homenaje a la artesanía takumi que se aplica a todos los Lexus, testigo de detalles de diseño y acabados impecables logrados con habilidades humanas perfeccionadas a través de años de capacitación dedicada. Del mismo modo, Lexus adopta la estética tradicional japonesa en los diseños de sus vehículos, en elementos como los adornos de cabina de grano de papel washi del UX y la fusión perfecta del interior y el exterior a través de la pantalla frontal, haciéndose eco de las características arquitectónicas de las casas japonesas.