A French inventor has attempted to cross the English channel on a jet-powered hoverboard. Franky Zapata took off exactly 110 years after the first plane flew across the channel, but his endeavour was scuppered when he was knocked into the sea attempting to land on his refuelling station. Zapata says he hopes to try again soon, and also plans to add a flying car to his inventions by the end of the year.
Could it save humanity from an AI-apocalypse? The billionaire inventor thinks so.
September marks the date that the aptly named Museum of Failure closes. It displayed more than 70 products and services from around the world. They included those from well-known brands such as a Harley-Davidson perfume, Bic for Her, the Apple Newton, Google Glass, and Kodak Digital Cameras.
Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".
Upon venturing onto Eel Pie Island, renowned for the British blues explosion of the 1960s and helping to kick-start the musical careers of the likes of Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart, I never knew that the island in Twickenham would be home to such eccentric and interesting people, including that of an inventor.
Chinese inventor Su Daocheng, spent two months working on what might be the weirdest transportation vehicle we've ever seen
Some inventions are practical attempts to solve real problems. Others are essentially frivolous, but end up making a genuine
A British man has unveiled a bicycle powered by a homemade jet engine. Famed internet inventor, genius and brilliant human
Thirty years ago on Monday, President Reagan made Thomas Edison's birthday 'National Inventor's Day' in the USA. One day I believe it will be consumers who are the inventors. Consumers who are dissatisfied or frustrated by brands will directly influence what Nike, Proctor and Gamble and others develop.
Japanese inventor/dentist Hideki Watanabe has come up with something really rather ingenious: a saucepan which stirs itself