The Grasshopper: The Army Jet Pack That Wasn’t

Scientists haven’t perfected jet packs yet for personal flight, but they once offered the concept to the military. Meet the Grasshopper, the jet pack the Army could have developed in 1958.

Future Science: the Lazy Man’s Snow Shovel

Announcing Future Science, an occasional feature reviewing forward-looking science from the past. Today’s offering: a remote-controlled snow shovel from 1953.