According to their website, Cora is a fixed-wing craft powered by 12 independent lift fans, which enable it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Therefore, Cora has no need for a runway.
Its current range is about 62 miles (100 kilometres) and speeds up to about 110 mph (180 kph). They are currently testing it under the Kitty Hawk name in the US and Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand. I didn't see the load weight specs anywhere.
Bonus video: here's another prototype they dubbed the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a tethered craft.
• Meet Cora (YouTube / Kitty Hawk)
The Action Lab set up an interesting proof of concept using a smartphone plus a cheap radio frequency 3D imaging doo-dad to sense motion in another room.
The guys from Waterjet Channel took a request from a Minecraft fan who wanted to see them cut an obsidian cube, even supplying the obsidian. They also made some super-thin batarangs that could almost be used as sunglass lenses.
SoCraftastic tested six marker types on a non-porous surface to see which one allowed the ink to float on water. The effect is pretty cool with a stick figure.
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