Fighting a fire in a towering skyscraper poses unique challenges for both the equipment and the firefighters. That’s why the fire departments of large cities have dedicated high-rise units–but Dubai wants to do one better by equipping its firefighters with jetpacks.
Here are a couple people using jetpacks to fly with an Airbus A380. No big deal.
Justin Capra, a Romanian inventor who claimed to have invented the first functional jetpack, died on Monday at the age of 81. Capra used to say that he built his jetpack in 1956, well before Bell Aerosystems' 1961 untethered flights with their rocket belt. The only problem? He was never able to produce any credible…
The jetpack would emerge in popular American science fiction of the 1920s, and later become cemented into the popular imagination after World War II. But the idea of single-flyer personal transportation tech didn't start with the jetpack. In the late 19th century, people were obsessed with flight. And they imagined a…
One of the great accomplishments of Nazi Germany's war machine was a jetpack that propelled their soldiers into the sky. It was a fantastical device whose story has been told many times on the web and it would be even more impressive if it weren't the propaganda of a Holocaust denier disguised as history.
Amanda Volf and Grant Engler had a touching marriage ceremony yesterday, where they flew around like lovebirds, hoisted into the air by water jetpacks.
Even though jetpack pilot Nick Macomber gets smoked by this Renault Megane RS in a 400 meter race, it doesn't matter. Jetpacks will one day be the de-facto mode of transportation because they're awesome and I say so.
What would happen if an astronaut started floating away from the International Space Station? How would NASA rescue them? Here's what they would do.
"...Mankind has grown so base, / I mean to break with the whole human race." So wrote the 17th century comedic playwright Molière, in his famous work The Misanthrope. Of course, we know for sure that there's a place for reasoned dismay in this world, and we know it because our commenters engage in such reasoned dismay…