Monday, July 30, 2012

The Certified Flying Car - PAL-V

From a distance it looks like a vehicle built for the road, albeit a slightly unusual one. But on a straight stretch of tarmac or grass this machine transforms, giving it the ability to take to the skies. The PAL-V took its maiden flight in March, and is certified for the air as well as the road. This flying car is made by Dutch company PAL-V, or Personal Air and Land Vehicle.

It needs only 165 metres to take off and, depending on weight, can fly for up to 500 kilometres, or 315 miles. The top speed is the same on the ground as in the air, around 180 kilometers an hour, or 110 miles an hour. Lift is generated by an auto-rotating rotor on top, forward speed from a propeller on the back.

This configuration is known a gyrocopter, and the company says it's quiet, easy to fly and safe. Before taking the controls customers must get their private pilot's license. Obtaining a licence requires only 20 to 30 hours of training. But PAL-V hopes to attract buyers beyond weekend flying enthusiasts. The PAL-V complies with existing regulations in all major markets, which means that the vehicle is allowed both in road traffic and in the air.

A team of top engineers has been working on the first prototypes since finalization of the design concept in 2008. Flying, a PAL-V is like a standard gyro-copter. It is quieter than helicopters due to the slower rotation of the main rotor. It takes off and lands with low speed, cannot stall, and is very easy to control. This makes a PAL-V one of the safest types of aircraft.

Governments are already preparing for increasing traffic with Personal Air Vehicles like the PAL-V. In the United States and in Europe government-funded development programs are determining the infrastructure of digital freeways to provide a safe corridor using GPS technology. The technology is available today to allow personal air traffic to grow safely. PAL-V Europe N.V. is determined to play a leading role in this market.

PAL-V Europe NV, the company that initiated the development of the PAL-V, is located in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands. The management consists of a team of Dutch entrepreneurs with expertise in aviation, automotive, research, and marketing. PAL-V Europe succeeded in gathering the best talent available.

The PAL-V combines in one vehicle the freedom and excitement of flying like a bird in the sky with the choice of breathtaking driving performance on the roads and highways. It offers an unprecedented freedom in mobility. Now Let's take a look at some more photos this stunning invention...

Top 10 Most Successful Female Teen Celebrities - 2012

Most people have to work hard a lot in order to earn a million dollars alone and they do so when they’re grey and old. But things are different in the world of entertainment business. Some child and teen actors, actresses and celebrities have already amassed a fortune well beyond their years. Especially the female teen celebrities who have already earned a lot of money through entertainment and have successfully achieved financial security through their hard work and sheer talent. Here we have the top 10 most talented, coolest and successful female teen celebrities, who managed to achieve fame and success in such a young age. Take a look...

10. Emma Roberts

This young lady is niece of Julia Roberts; she is a superb teen actress. Movies like Nancy Drew and Aquamarine are fantastic. She basically does three jobs a singer plus song writer, actress and designer. Emma has started her career in 2001 and up till now she is doing better day by day.

9. Taylor Momsen

All of the Gossip Girl fans, Jenny Humphrey stands as the 9th coolest and most talented teen star. This young lady was born on 26th July, 1993; she is an actress, musician and model. She also has a band called THE PRETTY RECKLESS. She started her career in 1997.

8. Kristen Stewart

This lady has got the fame in no time! She is so gorgeous and so talented, the twilight saga has been her major hit and the role which was given to her was no doubt perfect for her. She was born on 9th April, 1990; she started her career in 1999 and is doing great!

7. Selena Gomez

She is such a beautiful, charming and sometimes really funny! She was born on 22nd July, 1992; she is an actress plus a singer. She is doing the Wizards of Waverly Place series, acted in Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program. This lady is seriously talented and got some Cool looks that you will die for!

6. Taylor Swift

She is the music star! The curly blonde hairs with perfect blue eyes, doesn’t she look like a doll? Well, she was born on 13th December, 1989 and is a singer plus song writer, musician and an actress. She started her career in 2006 and is really popular among the music fans these days.

5. Blake Lively

She is really coolest And after the role of SERENA WANDERWOODSON in Gossip Girl; she has become the heart throb of more guys. She was born on 25th August, 1987 and started her career in 1998 and then there was a pause and she rejoined in 2005. She also did the movies like Accepted and The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants.

4. Hayden Panettiere

This Cool and blonde young teen star is seriously adorable. Her exquisite and elegant style is very beautiful. She was born on 21st August, 1989 and started her career in 1994. She is a singer and an actress

3. Emma Watson

Remember the first two Harry Potter parts when this lady was a curly haired, intelligent child with those cute baby looks; well guys that baby looking girl is now turned to the most sensual, elegant and stunning young lady. The role of Hermoine Granger suited her perfectly. She was born on 15th April, 1990 and started her career in 2001. She is studying now days in Brown University and will be back for the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

2. Vanessa Hudgens

This lady can sing, dance and act, you all can know this after watching the High School Musical series. She was born on 14th December, 1988 and started her career in 2002. She also worked in movies like Bandslam and TV series like Drake and Josh, Still Standing etc.

1. Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus, this lady is at the top! She was born on 23rd November, 1992 and started her career in 2001. She is a young pop artist plus an actress. She is the teen idol of every young girl, from songs to the style; she is the most talented young woman.

10 Amazing Facts About Dreams

Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. So, let's see some interesting facts about the dream...

13 Uses of Cucumbers That You Hardly Know...

Fruits is an important food to maintain our health. Fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world's agricultural output, and some have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings. One of such fruit is cucumber which is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It was originated in India and usually contains more than 90% water. It is being used for different purpose as it can be eaten raw or cooked. With so many health benefits it becomes one of the most important parts of food diet as well as skin diet. There are lots of benefits of cucumber but here we bring you 13 rarely known uses of it. Take a look...

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a'green'way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!