Jetpack pilot Nick Macomber gets owned by the Renault Megane RS in a 400 meter race, but you've got to admire him for even challenging the car.
Nick was able to get up to 62 miles per hour in the jetpack, but he loses the race because he first needs to get to a safe height of 160 feet off the ground. And with only 30 seconds of fuel on board, its tough to hover just aimlessly in the air waiting for the race to start. Who knows? One day jetpacks might not even have to do that sort of thing anymore. Jump start from ground!
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more
Starting a modern farming business is probably much easier than you currently imagine. You just need a lot of money to get started. Once you’ve gained the funding you require, you’ll have to find a suitable stretch of land before deciding on how you’re going to make your income. Read more