A Curated List of Interesting Stuff
3 Things This Week: A Curated List of Interesting Stuff
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

October 13, 2017

So, who hasn't been here... thrawted by bad travel events?

Okay, we admit it, we LOVE Steve Martin and though not our number one favorite Steve Martin film, Planes, Trains & Automobiles is in the Top Five. Reminisce with us and then take a fresh look at transportation today.

Weekend reads

Zunum Aero to Launch Hybrid-electric Commuter Airplane by 2022

Seattle-based aviation start-up, Zunum Aero, announces plans to create a hybrid-electric engined commuter airplane in the next five years. Backed by Boeing and Jet Blue, Zunum is looking to change the way people travel. And they have competition. With companies like Lilium and Kitty Hawk in the game, the possibility of a fully-electric aircraft seems imminent and the race is on to see who is first to market.

 

Richard Branson Reveals ‘Revolutionary’ Virgin Hyperloop One Plan

Speaking of transforming people's lives, Richard Branson is at it again. The distruptive entrepreneur announced yesterday that his Virgin Group has partnered with Hyperloop One (now Virgin Hyperloop One), a firm seeking to bring a vacuum-sealed transport system to life. From the Hyperloop One website:

“Hyperloop is a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination. Passengers or cargo are loaded into the Hyperloop vehicle and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The vehicle floats above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.”

Say what? Get ready for the world's most revolutionary train service coming soon to a city near you.

 

World Solar Challenge 2017: Dutch team Nuon wins third consecutive solar car race

On Tuesday, the Nuon Solar team (a.k.a. the flying Dutch from The Netherlands) won their seventh title in the Challenger class of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Adelaide, Australia. This year, the event's 30th anniversary, the Nuon team took an early lead in the race and never looked back. The World Solar Challenge takes place every two years and traverses 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia. The event prides itself on bringing together the greatest minds from around the world to challenge the norms and travel the outback in a vehicle powered only by the sun.

From our blog

SharePoint Gets Top Billing at MS Ignite 2017 – Part 1

SharePoint was the star at recent MS Ignite conference. Here are new, recently-released SharePoint features that you need to know about.


SharePoint Document Search: Power Tools Across the Site or in a Library

Knowing how to search in SharePoint using KQL and other strategies will go a long way toward easing some common strains of SharePoint navigation.



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