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An electric cargo drone designed to carry up to 200 kilograms (441 pounds) successfully completed its first public flight at the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, on October 12.This footage filmed by Volocopter GmbH shows the VoloDrone’s three-minute test flight. According to the company, the flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters (about 72 feet) while carrying a Euro-pallet-sized load in a box between the drone’s landing gear.The demonstration showed “how drone operations can extend the existing logistics infrastructure for land or sea transport to create entirely new supply chains and transport routes,” Volocopter said in a press release.The ITS World Congress, a convention centered on “smart mobility and the digitalization of transportation,” is being held in Hamburg from October 11 to 15. Credit: Volocopter GmbH via Storyful
Why are Michigan Republicans quietly replacing key election officials?. Last year, the usually under-the-radar board of canvassers became a key part of Trump’s efforts to overturn the result
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Fully vaccinated Australians will be able to enter New South Wales without the need to quarantine in a hotel, as the government accelerates the wind back of pandemic restrictions. State Premier Dominic Perrottet made the announcement on Friday and said fully-jabbed travellers who tested negative for COVID-19 before flying to Sydney would not have to quarantine. This is the second major relaxation of New South Wales' pandemic restrictions after a 107-day lockdown ended in Sydney this week.
Fury defeated the American to retain his WBC belt
Shares in the AIM-listed hospitality business rose after it reported that sales since reopening were significantly beyond pre-pandemic levels.
Christmas has come very early to Soham in Cambridgeshire. Helen and John Attlesey have covered their house with hundreds of Christmas decorations to raise money for charity. They started it ten years ago when their grandson was first diagnosed with epilepsy. This year though the light display comes in the middle of an energy crisis but Helen is reluctant to tell John how much the electricity bills are.
A number of items used in the filming of No Time To Die are on display at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire.
Lawyer says sergeant’s kick ‘unfortunately struck’ man ‘in an unintended area of his body’
Around a quarter of a trillion dollars worth of goods will have passed through Los Angeles port by the end of December 2021
Nasa launches Lucy probe into space to explore asteroids around Jupiter
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
Cambridge college to be first in UK to return looted Benin bronze. Jesus College will give sculpture of a cockerel back to Nigeria, which could spark a wave of repatriations
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Police have arrested a man after being called to a stabbing at a church where MP was meeting constituents
The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review Glyndebourne, Lewes; Kings Place, LondonThe introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin ‘The visuals spin and lurch and confuse’: Glyndebourne Tour’s Fidelio, with Callum Thorpe, Adam Smith, Dorothea Herbert and Dingle Yandell. Photograph: Richard Hubert Smith
Some 36.7% of care home residents were self-funding their care between 2019-20, according to experimental statistics.
Drone footage showcased all of the beautiful orange and yellow hues of autumn at Hidden Valley Lake, Virginia.The uploader captioned the video: “Enjoying the early (late) first colors at our favorite hidden gem.” Credit: Billy Bowling via Storyful
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
Government plans to publish league tables for GP surgeries and allow patients to rate their performance via text message do not "make any sense to me whatsoever", the head of the Royal College of GPs has told Sky News. Professor Martin Marshall said a new package of support for GP surgeries in England, which ministers say will help them "see more people face-to-face and more promptly", fails to "address the fundamental problems" facing practices.