I love new technology and am always scouring the net for new ideas. I recently came across this one which I think is just absolutely awesome. They are calling it the “Sunrise thermal airship” & (unfortunately) it is still only an idea. I can’t wait for this one to go commercial, I know I would be likely to do anything to get my hands on one.
Sunrise thermal airship by Metin Kaplan
Here is a link to Metin Kaplan’s blog (at the time of writing there is a post on the blog about a new website being developed, so excuse me if this link is out of date by the time you are reading this).
And here is a link to the site where I found out about this awesome idea.
In short, this is a simple airship that uses solar/thermal power for both lift & thrust. It is environmentally friendly ‘cos it does not generate any pollution & it is powered by the sun. The other great thing about it is that it would be really quiet. This means it would be awesome for game viewing, photography and recreation.
I think this is simply a brilliant idea. We need more ideas like this that will help us to stop being reliant on fossil fuels. Where do I sign up?