Air Umbrella

October 15, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

We’re inventing force fields! What are we using it to protect, you ask? Tactical nuclear warheads? Strategic bits of infrastructure? George R.R. Martin?

No, as a society we’ve decided that the best use of this technology is to avoid a touch of rain. Michael Franco wrote:

  • An Air Umbrella on Kickstarter has raised $22,000 of its original $10,000 goal with 9 days to go.
  • It will use pressurized air to protect users from the rain.
  • It comes in three different versions and is expected to cost up to about $150.
  • The battery is nothing to write home about – it’ll last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Expected delivery is December, 2015.

Read about the project, how it works, and more over here.

Source: CNet