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jet-pack flight

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Get ready to jet-pack to work!

Facebook launches the Open Compute Project, the FCC adopts rules on roaming rates and cell signal boosters, and a personal jet pack makes a 7-minute flight--a new record.

By April 8, 2011

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Get ready to jet-pack to work!

Facebook launches the Open Compute Project, the FCC adopts rules on roaming rates and cell signal boosters, and a personal jet pack makes a 7-minute flight--a new record.

By April 8, 2011

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Watch a jetpack pilot fly around Smithsonian 'future' festival

The big demo at the "Future is Here Festival" over the weekend came courtesy of a hydrogen-peroxide-powered jetpack.

By May 19, 2014

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Video: A jet-pack flight over a Colorado gorge

Jet packs are science fiction no more. A stuntman uses hydrogen peroxide-filled tanks to propel himself 1,500 feet across the Royal Gorge.

By November 25, 2008

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Nuts Apple patent protects iPhone by flipping it as it falls

It's one of the more out-there patents, and plans to tilt the handset mid-fall to protect the screen.

By March 24, 2013

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Inventor gets off the ground with homemade jetpack

This 160-horsepower winged flying kit needs a runway to lift its pilot off the ground. It's just made its first hop.

By February 26, 2013

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NASA rover successfully lowered to surface of Mars

In a technological tour de force, NASA's nuclear-powered Curiosity rover was lowered to the surface of Mars by a rocket-powered flying crane late Sunday to kick off a $2.5 billion mission.

By August 5, 2012

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Curiosity on course, ready for dramatic Mars landing

Engineers say NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover is on track and in good health as it races toward the red planet for a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface to kick off a $2.5 billion mission.

By August 5, 2012

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Curiosity closes in on Mars for high-stakes descent

The $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory rover is closing in on the Red Planet for a white-knuckle descent to the surface using an untried "sky crane" technique to ensure a pinpoint landing on the floor of Gale Crater.

By August 4, 2012

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High-stakes Mars mission relies on untried 'sky crane'

At first blush, using a rocket-powered flying crane to lower a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to the surface of Mars seems risky at best. But engineers say it solves a host of daunting challenges.

By July 31, 2012