Lilium’s all-electric flying taxi could travel from Manhattan to JFK in 5 minutes

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The taxi of the future may be picking you up and dropping you off before you know it. Best of all, it is likely to be electric and flying. While German start-up Lilium has to first develop the flying taxi that seats five, the objective should be less challenging now that the company has secured $90 million in funding.

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Category 5 Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever

With the United States still reeling after Tropical Storm Harvey, Hurricane Irma is on its way. It’s been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) described Irma as potentially catastrophic. The hurricane winds are whirling at 180 miles per hour, and NOAA said there’s an increasing chance Florida could see impacts from the hurricane.

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