Category: Elevators In The News

SkyDeck Airplane Seats Can Be Accessed by Elevator

December 23, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

People who like to look out the window when flying on an airplane may soon be able to have an even better view than the pilot. Windspeed, an American aerospace technology company, has developed SkyDeck. Passengers can sit inside a transparent bubble-li …

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Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

December 15, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

When people think about transportation infrastructure, they tend to think of roads, bridges, and railways. Vertical transportation is becoming increasingly important as cities expand. There have been several technological innovations in recent years. T …

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Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

December 10, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Elevator maker Kone recently opened one of the tallest elevator test towers in the world. The 36-story tower is located at the Kone Park manufacturing site, engineering facility, and research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Indust …

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Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

Humans traveling to space have traditionally needed to have supplies sent to them from Earth. This requires the launching of rockets to space, which is very costly. Scientists around the world have been working on designing an elevator to transport hum …

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ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

ThyssenKrupp announced a year ago that it was developing the Multi elevator system, which has multiple cabins per shaft that are moved with linear motors instead of ropes. It allows cabins to move horizontally and could dramatically change the way peop …

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Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Authors Jacob Smith and Neil Weinberg recently published an article in which they considered the question of whether non-campaign advertising can help candidates win elections. They examined the case of Cherie Berry, the North Carolina Commissioner of …

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