BEIJING — A Chinese startup has developed a drone equipped with facial recognition technology that takes aerial selfies of its user.
The drone is dubbed the Hover Camera Passport and was developed by Zero Zero Robotics in Beijing.
The Hover Camera Passport can fly up to 17 mph and climb as high as 16 feet, according to Mashable. The device can be remotely controlled by a smartphone. One battery charge can power up to 10 minutes of flight time.
PEMBROKE, ONTARIO, CANADA — A Canadian space company wants to build a space elevator that reaches 20 kilometers high.
The company is called Thoth and the concept is called the Thoth X tower. The idea is to build a tower with reinforced inflatable sections. The middle is hollow. An elevator car would encircle the tower until it reaches the top.www.tomonews.com
DUBAI, UAE — Los Angeles-based start-up Hyperloop One has signed an agreement with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to build the world’s first Hyperloop system, which will connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The stations for Hyperloop One’s system, called Hyperportals, will be located in the city centers. The Hyperportal in Abu Dhabi will be located near the Etihad Towers, while the one in Dubai will be located near the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.