This week on TTOW we’ve got BOEING’s new electromagnetic Pulse Weapon for the US Air Force, a completely automated stair-climbing wheelchair, some of the most detailed moon maps ever, and an extreme tourism opportunity you may want to start saving for (pictured above).
First up, some “boom-boom” without the boom. The US Air Force and BOEING have announced” an electromagnetic pulse weapon, capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower.
The new ‘missile system’ can pin-point buildings and multiple targets, disabling all electronics inside without collateral damage or any actual destruction.
Next, we have some new innovation in Wheelchair tech. “Scalevo is a completely automated stair-climbing wheelchair that can tackle virtually any staircase. A team of students at ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts spent ten months creating a working prototype, and recently set out to test the wheelchair in a wide variety of settings.”
Couch-surf craters with the US Geologic Survey’s new hi-res moon maps. The maps, “were assembled using information from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and recently published in high-resolution format on the USGS website for printing or download.”
Finally, a view that is hard to beat. “World View’s Voyager Capsule was built to give handsomely paying customers the ability to enjoy what can only be described as extreme tourism. For a lofty $75k, passengers will not only receive a spot inside the company’s capsule, but also get access to in-flight Wi-Fi and a selection of premium cocktails. After reaching cruising altitude, passengers would then simply peer outside to get a look at the gorgeous curvature of planet Earth.”