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JB-9 jetpack uses actual turbine engines, looks like a smooth ride (Tomorrow Daily 274)

Ashley discusses the JB-9 jetpack's flight around the Statue of Liberty, a concept that would transform tiny drones into flying pixels and a new interactive design system for creating our very own 3D-printed robots.

By November 11, 2015


Finally, the jetpack we've been waiting for since we were kids (Tomorrow Daily 274 show notes)

Jetpack Aviation's JB-9 looks exactly the way we used to imagine futuristic jetpacks would look: small enough to store in a car, light enough to wear without supports, and agile enough to glide through the skies. We'll take two. For science. Obviously.

By November 11, 2015


The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines

The famous Paris landmark has been fitted with two new wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power the commercial areas of its first floor.

By February 24, 2015


Iraqis claim victory in battle invented as Twitter joke

Technically Incorrect: A man is bored and invents a battle in a fictional Iraqi town called "Cheese Bladder." He tweets it. The rest isn't history.

By June 15, 2015


Eton BoostTurbine 4000

The BoostTurbine 4000 is a reliable gadget charger for when you need extra power, but it's too big to slip into a pocket for everyday use.

By September 17, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 17, 2013

How poison dart frogs could de-ice airplane wings

Poison dart frogs can kill predators with super-toxic venom released through their skin. They can also inspire a system to keep airplane wings ice free.

By March 25, 2015


Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

Heavy rainfall has allowed the Central American country of Costa Rica to be powered almost entirely by its hydroelectric plants.

By March 24, 2015


Forget hybrid cars, hybrid airplanes are the next big thing

Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.

By January 20, 2015


The BoostTurbine 4000: A unique portable charger

This gadget charger has a hand crank to turn elbow grease into energy.

By September 20, 2013


Salmon cannon fires 40 fish a minute

It sounds like something out of Monty Python, but the salmon cannon is actually an ingenious solution to problems with fish migration.

By August 12, 2014