Tech & Science Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

12:02  21 april  2017
12:02  21 april  2017 Source:   CNET

Everton eyeing second Anton Donkor loan deal

  Everton eyeing second Anton Donkor loan deal Everton brought in Anton Donkor on loan from Wolfsburg during the January transfer window primarily to play for their U23 side but who knows, perhaps there was a long-term plan in place to sign him permanently for the first-team. Unfortunately for the German youth international, he made just three appearances for the Toffees’ U23 team before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The 19-year-old has since returned to Germany for rehabilitation on his injury, but U23s coach David Unsworth seems to have opened the door to a possible return next season. “All the scans were that he didn’t require the op but he is being rehabilitated back in Germany so we’ll pick that one back up again in the summer and see what we can do,” Unsworth is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. The initial loan contract including a purchasing option of £1.5m, a clause which Everton would certainly be interested in building into a second loan contract, if not triggering in the summer should they be willing to take the risk on Donkor.

I know, you've heard it all before, and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.

I know, you've heard it all before and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.

Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany © Provided by CNET Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

It's no roadster from "The Jetsons" or "Back to the Future." But all the same, if a new test vehicle is any indication, we may finally get our wish for a flying car. Well, at least someday.

Meet the Lilium Jet, a funky carlike thing with 36-propellers spread across its wings. Despite its seemingly small design, the company claims it can fly five people nearly 200 miles in an hour, all powered by an electric battery. What's more, it takes off vertically.

Now, we've heard promises of flying cars before, sure. And you should be skeptical. But Wired actually got to see a full-size prototype take off, land and fly a short distance. So, that's a step in the right direction, yes?

It'll still be a while before the future truly arrives. But in the meantime, here's a video from the company, of the prototype's maiden voyage.

This is the 'flying car' backed by Google's co-founder .
While we all wait for fully self-driving vehicles to make their debut in showrooms nationwide, another hot concept is preparing to take flight later this year: the flying car. On Monday, Kitty Hawk — the startup earning an investment from Google co-founder Larry Page — unveiled the Kitty Hawk Flyer, an ultralight aircraft launching later this year. Pricing will be revealed closer to launch.The Flyer basically looks like a giant drone, with the driver sitting on top. It falls under the ultralight category, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations. However, owners won't need a pilot's license to operate one.

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