Saturday, April 06, 2019

Oceanix & OceanX

Floating cities could ease the world’s housing crunch, the UN says @ national geographic

OCEANIX and BIG unveil a floating city of the future at the United Nations -

UN floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes - Business Insider

"The city would essentially be a collection of hexagonal platforms that can each hold around 300 residents."

Ray Dalio, James Cameron launch OceanX

"Dalio, who runs the world’s largest hedge fund (Bridgewater Associates manages over $160 billion), is teaming with “Titanic” director and deep-sea documentarian James Cameron on a new project, called OceanX. Ocean X will fund new research and exploration of the oceans along with media, such as documentary films and virtual reality content."

Amazon drone + hot air balloon patent

Amazon hot air balloon Prime Air patent describes stealthy delivery drones - SlashGear

"Drones ... make a lot of noise. Amazon’s strategy is to combine some old-school hot air balloon technology to cut the noise pollution...

unmanned aerial vehicle with inflatable membrane” would have a balloon hidden inside the chassis. That could be inflated using compressed gas, via a tank or chamber also carried on the drone. When the UAV roamed into an area where noise levels needed to be cut – such as the delivery location, Amazon suggests – the balloon could be inflated."

Apollo Moon 50 Years

Shoot For The Moon: Looking Back 50 Years Since The Apollo Lunar Landing | On Point

In this photo taken Dec. 27, 2018, the moon, in a waning gibbous phase and briefly visible on an otherwise cloudy day, is seen from Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Astronauts Swap Harrowing Tales from NASA's Historic Lunar Flights | Space

NASA: Apollo 50th Events

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind | NASA

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary - Apollo 11 | NISE Network

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969  as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.