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Flyboard Inventor Fails To Cross The English Channel, Falls Into Water

Flyboard Inventor Fails To Cross The English Channel, Falls Into Water

Daredevil inventor Franky Zapata failed to cross the English Channel today on his flyboard after taking off from Sangatte, France. Zapata travelled only halfway across the 35km waterway before he ran into trouble at his refuelling point and went tumbling into the water. He was wearing a lifejacket and reportedly…

An Aspiring Rocketeer Built This 3D-Printed, Underwater Jetpack

An Aspiring Rocketeer Built This 3D-Printed, Underwater Jetpack

Taking to the skies with a rocket strapped to your back is still a dangerous idea, despite how Hollywood typically portrays the stunt. So a product design student in the UK created a safer way to fly — under water — with a jetpack that can propel a swimmer at…

Gorgeous Aerial Footage Makes Me Want To Spend All My Money On A Jetpack

Gorgeous Aerial Footage Makes Me Want To Spend All My Money On A Jetpack

Like flying cars, jetpacks are the kind of technology that seems perpetually on the cusp of going mainstream. Though they’re both still incredibly expensive and incredibly dangerous, it’s easy to ignore those glaring issues when footage like this makes jetpacks look like the best toy one could ever own.