The future is now. This demo video from the French tech company Zapata Racing (the people behind those cool, water jet powered “Flyboards") shows their incredible “Flyboard Air” invention in action. The clip features a rider soaring over a body of water (take that Biff) on a hoverboard-like device at terrifying heights—according to the company, it can go nearly 10,000 feet! Zapata Racing also claims that the Flyboard can go over 90 MPH for more than 10 minutes. Behold, this Christmas’ hottest item. Discuss
It’s been a big few days in the world of commercial space travel. On Friday, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX accomplished something that’s never been done before: They landed a reusable rocket on an unmanned, robotic drone boat in the middle of the ocean. Earlier that day, the rocket departed from Florida and helped deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
Think about that: They shot a rocket carrying cargo to a ship in space, then turned around and landed it perfectly on a platform in the ocean. Following the successful landing, Musk told reporters: "I think this was a really good milestone for the future of spaceflight, I think it's another step toward the stars.” Discuss
Like every April 1, Google has once again just rolled out their next big product release, and this one is a game-changer, folks. As consumers prepare for the virtual reality revolution—with products like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard—the tech giant has released the most revolutionary development yet: “The Cardboard Plastic.” What’s realer than real? Probably nothing. Discuss