As if wingsuits and BASE jumping weren't dangerous enough, skydivers Espen Fadnes and Bjørn Magne Bryn decided that it would be cool to dock midair, one acting like a magic carpet and the other surfing standing on top. Well, Espen and Bjørn: You're totally right. That was cool—and fucking crazy too.
A tiny strip of plastic uses electrical impulses to manipulate air and fly. That's right — this could be the prototype for an actual magic carpet. Well, perhaps it would be more like magic linoleum.
• Joining the other boffins we've discussed today is this Indian boffin, who invented a flying carpet by attaching a powerful motor to a thin sheet of fabric. By the way, we have not used the word "boffin" on this site since 2004. Boffin! [Wired]
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