Arizona State University is developing a jet pack that can help propel impetuous Flash-wannabes as they run, presumably from girls because you’d have to lack all common sense to strap a rocket to your back. The project is being funded by DARPA and is coined 4MM because the ultimate goal is to propel a running soldier as fast as a 4-minute mile.The jet pack itself weighs eleven pounds and is still in development but has already shaved nearly 20 seconds off a runner’s one-mile pace.
Do you fantasize about soaring through space on the wings of a Pegasus? I know I do, and thanks to advancements in gaming technology the Oculus Rift could soon provide the next best thing. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that lets you step inside a 3D virtual world by tracking head movements and projecting a stereoscopic 360-degree view of a digitally-designed world. German roller coaster manufacturer Mack Rides is now working on paring this technology with their thrill rides, and users are reporting some mind-blowing experiences. Check out the vid: