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Submission + - Company flashes personal aircraft, future jetpack (

coondoggie writes: "German researchers this week showed off their Gryphon personal strap-on jet wing that lets the pilot scream through the air at about 135MPH. The Gryphon features a six-foot wing and hand-held rotary controls for the rudder. The system includes onboard oxygen and helmet that features a heads-up display. Researchers say the final version of the flying wing will contain an electronic system that will take care of some of the steering for the pilot which today can be a little tricky, researchers say. The company also plans to add small jets to the wing making it a true jetpack in the future."

Submission + - Using Salt Water as Fuel (

MoronBob writes: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that an Erie Pennsylvania man has invented a machine capable of extracting and igniting hydrogen from salt water using a radio-frequency generator. From the article: "John Kanzius, a Washington County native, tried to desalinate seawater with a generator he developed to treat cancer, and it caused a flash in the test tube. Within days, he had the salt water in the test tube burning like a candle, as long as it was exposed to radio frequencies."

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