Flying cars have arrived in the U.K.

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TGIF, QuickTake readers! Start your weekend in high spirits with these 10 uplifting stories from the past week.

Flying cars are closer than you think


1. This flying car has gained EU approval to run on roads, according to its Dutch maker Pal-V, one of the first ever to do so. Meet Liberty, a flying car that can drive up to 99mph and fly up to 111mph.

2. Construction has started on what's claimed to be the U.K.'s first-ever robot-built home. Construction Automation said the robot would increase productivity, build better quality houses and improve health and safety on sites.

3. Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers say they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow's chameleon during an expedition to the northwest of the African island nation.

 

4. Apple is working on two new models of AirPods to release next year. The third-generation entry-level AirPods will have a shorter stem, replaceable ear tips and improved battery life.

5. Japan has opened its new Aquatics Center for the Tokyo Olympics. The $540 million state-of-the-art venue is complete and ready for the 32nd games scheduled for July 23, 2021.

6. Kid coders are showing how India is pioneering online education during Covid-19. The switch to remote learning has increased demand for programming lessons and India is uniquely positioned to build an industry out of one-on-one coding lessons.

7. The hottest ticket in Singapore is a meal on a grounded Airbus A380's pop-up restaurant. A meal in a suite costs S$642 ($474), while seats in business class are going for S$321, dropping to S$96.30 for premium economy and S$53.50 for economy. 
 

8. The International Space Station is marking the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence onboard. Over 240 astronauts and cosmonauts from 19 countries have visited the ISS since Nov. 2, 2000.

9. Asteroid samples have been tucked into a capsule for a return to Earth. Scientists say the remnants can help explain how our solar system formed billions of years ago and how life on Earth began. 

10. Thai Airways opens up its Airbus SE and Boeing flight simulators to the public during the pandemic. For $381, two people can get into a mock cockpit of an Airbus A380, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 737-400 for half an hour.

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