2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2022 Chevy Tahoe upgrades to business-class seating and top-tier power, but safety gets smudged in federal testing.

The marvelous 6.2-liter V-8 is more widely available, and an electronic limited-slip differential slots into the Tahoe Z71. The Tahoe LT and higher-spec versions get a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and active lane control and parking sensors now are standard.

More info: thecarconnection.com/overview/chevrolet_tahoe_2022

Andubh by MCK Architecture, Sydney, Australia

Designed in 2017 by MCK Architecture + Interiors, Andubh (Gaelic for ‘the black’) is a contemporary yet modest home perched on the harbour-facing hillside within the eclectic heritage of Greenwich in Sydney, Australia.

Its design represents a strong conceptual dialogue between positive and negative space and challenges the notion that an interior is defined by walls.

The brief was initiated by a young family for a four bedroom home to suit Sydney’s climate and make the most of south facing views to the harbour and CBD. An intelligent interpretation of flow was to be considered and therefore the notion of private versus public space was explored. Doors are hardly utilised, permitting form to define space whilst still creating privacy.

A floating first floor bedroom pavilion folds down the hill becoming the ground floor massing. At the fold, natural light enters the southern spaces and filters to the ground floor via a void. Playful forms define the living area as negative space between the floating pavilion and ground plane. This plane sets a strong datum extending towards the street, such that one enters the home beneath it.

Photography by Willem Rethmeier

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Web: homeadore.com

 2022 Lexus ES

The 2022 Lexus ES is a premium mid-size sedan with good handling and great hybrid gas mileage. It’s a quiet contender in a shrinking class that includes the 2022 Acura TLX, 2022 Genesis G80, and 2022 Cadillac CT5. 

Long a leader in the premium sedan class, the ES does what good sedans do best with efficient and potent powertrain options, and a peerless ride quality ideal for road trips. Its good value and strong safety rating also boost its TCC Rating to 7.3 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) 

More info: thecarconnection

Consortium Flies Hybrid-Electric Airplane Prototypes

The program displayed the Pipistrel Panthera flown in October to demonstrate the prototype hybrid-electric powerplant in a light single-engine airplane.Joze Kovacic-JUICE

Under the guidance of Pipistrel’s Vertical Solutions, a consortium of eight partners in the European Union have concluded a project designed to advance alternative propulsion and regional air transport.

Its name speaks literally to what the project has achieved: MAHEPA (Modular Approach to Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Architecture) brought together DLR-German Aerospace Center, H2Fly GmbH, Compact Dynamics GmbH, Politecnico di Milano, TU Delft, and researchers from University of Ulm and University of Maribor under the umbrella Horizon Europe.

The goal? To address the drive towards zero emissions in transportation sectors, including regional and general aviation.

Together, the team flew two four-seat aircraft carrying the prototype power systems:

  • A Pipistrel Panthera with a single fuselage, traditionally mounted propeller, and retractable gear
  • A H2Fly Hy4 with a dual fuselage and center-mounted propeller and system

The MAHEPA group delivered the report at a meeting at the Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport in Slovenia, where the consortium also had its Pipistrel Panthera demonstrator on display.

More info: flyingmag.com

Gold ring with garnets and sapphires, Roman, 4th-5th century AD; from St. James Ancient Art

Source: treasure-of-the-ancients

Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; formerly acquired before 1970; the rings is accompanied by a copy of a four page report from Striptwist Ltd, a London-based company run by precious metal specialist Dr Jack Ogden, reference number 191014. The ring will also come with a INTERPOL database search.

Gulfstream G700™

The G700™ delivers the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry, plus all-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce engines and the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck™.

Life is lived in the moments between the milestones. Maximize every minute with up to five living areas. You can curate your ideal flight experience with exquisite designs and flexible configurations.

Life is lived in the moments between the milestones. Maximize every minute with up to five living areas. You can curate your ideal flight experience with exquisite designs and flexible configurations.

The award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck features the safety of active control sidesticks. Intuitive touch-screen avionics, paired with Phase-of-Flight™ intelligence, reduce both pilot workload and aircraft start-up time.

Authorized operators may increase their access to airports by using our Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with dual head-up displays to land. Other key safety features include our award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System.

More info: gulfstream.com

Floating through the Space Station in 360

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet takes you on a brief tour of the International Space Station like no other. Filmed with a 360 camera, he floats from Node-3 to Europe’s Columbus laboratory.

Immerse yourself in this brief but unique fly through humankind’s orbital outpost.

Follow Thomas: https://blogs.esa.int/exploration/it/category/astronauts/thomas-pesquet/

Access the other Space Station 360 videos

Source: European Space Agency

2022 Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz resurrect a small truck segment that had been dormant for more than a decade. Both of these crossover-based vehicles give shoppers an open bed and a more adventurous edge than compact crossover SUVs that fill roads like construction zones in summertime. 

Despite their similarities—seating for five, compact crossover platforms, available all-wheel drive, turbo-4 engine options, towing capacity of at least 4,000 lb—the Santa Cruz and Maverick appeal as urban getaway vehicles in completely different ways. As the maker of the bestselling F-150, Ford knows what truck shoppers want. Hyundai positions the Santa Cruz as more of a sport utility vehicle with a bed. Those positions check out, as we’ve found after our initial back to back drives with both.

Both are exceedingly clever tricks to get drivers out of mammoth trucks and into fuel-saving trucklets—it’s like putting the dog’s medication in a chunk of cheese. Everybody wins. But which one wins here? It’s close, but not that close. And in a first for truck compares, it comes down to fuel economy.

More info: thecarconnection.com/news/