The Martin JetPack at Oshkosh 2008

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A public debut of the Martin ducted-fan powered “JetPack” at AirVenture Oshkosh, 2008. According to the designers, this jetpack can fly for 30 minutes before refueling. Second video after the jump.

 

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The Future of the Avatar

Messing with the Reality of Reality

Next Generation Gaming is Not for the Faint of Heart

Thomas Frey: Life is a game. Every day we find ourselves in the middle of the game, involving the work we do, the people we hang out with, and the social structures that surround us.

But who exactly created this game? Each day we live our lives as animated playing pieces, playing by rules that others created. Conformity is a constant force, imposing a lifestyle that most of us were born into, saddled with goals that often go cross-grain with our personal strengths. All of this, however, is about to change.

In the future, the very near future, nothing we hold dear today will remain sacred. Not even the rules for our own game of life.


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Next Generation Cremation – Dissolving Bodies

 Next Generation Cremation - Dissolving Bodies
Getting the public to accept a process that strikes some as ghastly may be a big challenge

Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest-dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in the US 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big steel cylinders that are similar to pressure cookers.

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