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Boeing GoFly winners unveil exotic personal flying machines - CNET

2 monthes ago   |   By CNET

We're way, way beyond jetpacks now.
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Straight out of sci-fi: See the Boeing GoFly Prize winners - CNET

2 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The future of the personal flying machine is dawning.
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Here are the finalists for Boeing's $2 million ‘personal flying device' contest

Here are the finalists for Boeing's $2 million ‘personal flying device' contest

2 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Last year, a $2 million global competition called the Go Fly Prize was introduced with the goal of producing “an easy-to-use, personal flying device.” These devices needed to be safe, quiet, ultra compact, and capable of carrying a single person 20 miles or more without refueling or recharging. Think of it like the first X-Prize competition , which effectively spurred the private space industry, or the DARPA Grand Challenge , which gave birth to the current self-driving car craze.
they all went beyond the concept of a “jetpack” to create something original
Today, the Phase I winners and...
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Boeing's $2 Million GoFly Challenge to Make Flying Fun Again

2 monthes ago   |   By Wired

In a Boeing-sponsored competition, teams designed personal flying machines that look more like jetpacks and flying motorbikes than the boring planes we use today.
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Elon Musk describes his 'excruciating' year and says he's had to take Ambien...

Elon Musk describes his 'excruciating' year and says he's had to take Ambien to get to sleep

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