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Why We Still Don't Have Electric Planes

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Planes have revolutionized the way we travel. We can now get to our destinations with much more ease and convenience than ever before. Sadly, taking trips often is too expensive for us regular folk. There is a solution and that is the idea for the electric plane.  What is technology? Electric planes have been around for a long time. You may know them as toy planes or drones All that is needed is to use that technology as a model and scale up the operation Electric planes have been created before and have sustained flight.  Ultimately the main reason they are not in the market is because of the lack of battery technology Limitations Due To The Battery To fly a plane it takes a lot of fuel, about a gallon of fuel a second. A battery will need to produce enough electricity to be able to match that which is produced by fuel.  A battery's ability to hold power is measured in specific energy. Right now even the best batteries only have 250 Wh/kg (watt-hours per kilogram). To start flying

Got a question? Poll it!

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          In this age of information and technology, it has become more important now than ever to use it to solve big problems. With the power of information, you can do a lot, even win elections, hence why politicians are now paying social media companies a lot of money to help brand them. On the other hand, it can be used to solve problems. This includes problems like world hunger and first world problems like which phone should I get. With access to information, you can target specific places that need food rations and also find out which is the best phone for your price range.            So the idea is an app called poll it. How it works is that people, companies, governments, organizations can all post questions that they want to be answered poll style. Users will be able to answer these questions whenever they want and it won’t take more than a minute to do so.  A poll like who do you think will win the 2020 election in the United States. People can pick from a list of candidat