Real-Life Rocket Man Takes Flight Over English Channel

The best part of any superhuman story is when our fledgling hero, having recently discovered his or her powers, totally has fun » 9/26/08 2:00pm 9/26/08 2:00pm with them. Think of Iron Man tinkering with his ever-evolving Mark suit, or Spider-Man figuring out how to web-sling. , in the crystalline blue heavens, Swiss airline pilot Yves Rossy felt a…

Five Reasons You Don't Have a Personal Jet Pack Yet

Flying around with your own personal jet engine, strapped to your back, has been one of the hallmarks of futurism for decades. Which sucks, because futuristic stuff is supposed to eventually happen. So why the hell aren't we all flying to work via rocket power? Because you're about as aerodynamic as a potato, my… » 7/28/08 10:30am 7/28/08 10:30am