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When we haven’t even come remotely close to nailing the autonomous car, companies are trying to make air taxis a reality. Talk about some serious leapfrogging. Well, Bell just showed off a full-sized concept model of the five-passenger Nexus Air Taxi and its revolutionary hybrid-electric powertrain at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. The Nexus’ six large rotors provide true VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) capability, and each enclosed rotor is propelled by a smart electric motor that’s powered by the combination of batteries, a gas turbine, and an electric generator. The motors provide balance, lift, speed, and that all important magic of flight. Bell has already partnered with Uber to provide air taxi ride-sharing services that hope to overcome urban gridlock, and actual Nexus air taxis are planned for deployment in 2020.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.