Dubai firefighters now have jetpacks in their arsenal

November 16, 2015 by  
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If you’re disappointed that it’s almost 2016 and you don’t have your jetpack yet, don’t despair. Firefighters in Dubai will be getting theirs soon and yours might not be too far behind. Calling them a “practical solution” to fighting fire among the city’s massively tall skyscrapers, the city has ordered 20 jetpacks for their first responders to use in emergency situations. Read the rest of Dubai firefighters now have jetpacks in their arsenal

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World’s First Jetpack to Hit the Market in 2014, New Prototype Unveiled

September 30, 2013 by  
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New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has redesigned the Martin Jetpack in preparation for the personal aircraft’s commercial launch in mid-2014. The world’s first “practical” jetpack can achieve a speed of 46 mph (74kph) and can remain airborne for 30 minutes, and it will be initially used for first responder applications, such as rescue, fire, and police missions. Shortly thereafter, the jetpack will be available to the general public. Read the rest of World’s First Jetpack to Hit the Market in 2014, New Prototype Unveiled Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aircraft prototype , green flight , green gadgets , green technology , jetpack designs , Martin Aircraft Company , Martin Aircraft jetpack , Martin Jetpack , New Zealand Design , personal flight vehicle , ultralight aircraft        

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Poachers Responsible for Killing 81 Elephants With Cyanide Get 15 Years and an $800,000 Fine

September 30, 2013 by  
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Three men were arrested earlier this month in Zimbabwe for killing 81 elephants by dumping cyanide into their watering hole . Spurred on by the high prices ivory can fetch, the poachers were also responsible for the deaths of countless other animals that drank from the same water source. The men have been slapped with a hefty fine and an extended prison sentence, which suggests authorities are finally getting serious about curtailing the escalating illegal ivory trade . Read the rest of Poachers Responsible for Killing 81 Elephants With Cyanide Get 15 Years and an $800,000 Fine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , Cyanide , Elephant Poaching , environmental damage , illegal wildlife trade , Ivory Trade , poaching and terrorism , poisoning , Prison Sentence , Tusks , Watering Holes , Zimbabwe , zimbabwe gets serious about poaching , zimbabwe prosecutes poachers        

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Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

September 30, 2013 by  
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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

September 30, 2013 by  
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The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today , BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how much oil was spilled in the April 2010 disaster that killed 11 people. While the US government claims that the blowout caused 4.2 million barrels of oil to leak into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims the total was up to 40% less. This detail could make a difference of billions of dollars in what is set to be the the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history. Read the rest of BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , british petroleum , clean water act , court case , crude oil , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental fines , epa , fines , gulf coast , gulf of mexico , halliburton , macondo well , oil slick , oil spill , penalties , well blowout        

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