Memoirs of a Geisha

 

“I’m not sure this will make sense to you, but I felt as though I’d turned around to look in a different direction, so that I no longer faced backward toward the past, but forward toward the future.
And now the question confronting me was this: What would that future be?
The moment this question formed in my mind, I knew with as much certainty as I’d ever known anything that sometime during that day I would receive a sign.
This was why the bearded man had opened the window in my dream.
He was saying to me, “Watch for the thing that will show itself to you.
Because that thing, when you find it, will be your future.”

Arthur Golden, “Memoirs of a Geisha

Climate change

 

El Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities … but what do scientists say about climate change? Do you credit the information to those who say humans are causing the hot earth catastrophically? Richard Lindzen, MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.

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Aismalibar, una fàbrica de somnis

 

Montcada Comunicació va presentar fa 10 anys un documental sobre la història d’Aismalibar. La presentació del reportatge va despertar un gran interès i la sala dels Cinemes Montcada es va quedar petita per la gran assistència de públic.

Montcada Comunicació | Yo de peque iba al “Club Aismalibar” | Rafa Jiménez

A quienes lo vivimos, quedará por siempre en nuestro recuerdo y corazón.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

 

Massachusetts startup Alaka’i has designed a flying car that the company touts as the “first air mobility vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells” in a flashy announcement video. The big promise: ten times the power of conventional lithium batteries without compromising on carbon emissions.

The hydrogen fuel cells give the five-passenger Skai a maximum range of 400 miles (640 km) with a flight time of up to four hours.

The company has been working on the design for four years, and is hoping to receive Federal Aviation Administration certification before the end of 2020.

Six rotors enable vertical take-off and landing, enabling the vehicle to essentially fly like a massive drone. An “Airframe Parachute” ensures that the Skai doesn’t simply drop out of the air in the case of a propeller failure.

Hot Air?

But Skai remains an ambitious dream until Alaka’i receives all the relevant government and regulatory approvals. And then there’s the fact that hydrogen fuel is pretty hard to come by in most parts of the world.

CEO Stephan Hanvey admitted that it could take another ten years until flying cars become practical to ferry passengers from city to city in an interview with the Associated Press.

But it’s an exciting prospect, and a potential alternative to the limitations of current-state lithium batteries that could enable flying cars to cover a lot more ground — if hydrogen as a fuel source ever takes off.

READ MORE: Skai could be the first fuel cell-powered flying taxi [Engadget]

More on flying taxis: Study: Flying Cars Could End Up Being Greener Than Electric Cars