This is insane. I keep watching this video again and again, and my stupid grin doesn't go away: a live demonstration of a real flying bike! Now we just need light sabers, golden robots with English accent, and hyperspace engines.
Wasilla, Alaska: Home to moose, human, and most notoriously, one Sarah Palin. Its most famous resident may be a divisive one, but I think we can all agree that Carlos Owen, backyard roboticist and aspiring mad scientist, is a hero.
Elliott-wannabe Mike Kay has wired his mountain bike to Google Earth's flight simulator mode to travel all around the world while he exercises. He used a Sun Microsystem SunSPOT, a Java-programmable wireless sensor equipped with an accelerometer and a bank of pins to connect it to the other controls. The system is…