It’s been a great week in the future. Apparently we’ve spent the whole week up in the sky? There was that human bird wing hoax, and the search for Amelia Earhart, and the FAA deciding to make their damn planes Gameboy-safe 20 years after everyone forgot what a Gameboy even is.
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- The Supersonic Jet of the Future Will Be a Biplane
- FAA Finally Reconsidering Its Stance on Gadgets Aboard Airplanes
- Hillary Clinton Begins New Search for Amelia Earhart
- Video: Dutchman Flaps His Arms And Flies
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- The 2012 Heat Wave: “Almost Like Science Fiction”
- Mercury Has a Liquid Core, and Other New Surprises From the Innermost Planet
- Slow-Motion Video: We Slice Through Bottles and Cans
- Book Review: Can Science Determine Which Foods Taste Best Together?
- How to Build the World’s Biggest Indoor Ski Run
- The New iPad Review: Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)
- A Taste of Exotic Meats at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner