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Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollSep 26, 2008 4:26 PM

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I have a birthday coming up, and this is definitely going on my Amazon.com wish list.

That is Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, flying at a height of about 6000 ft across the English Channel in his personal jetpack yesterday. He reached speeds of up to 125 mph before releasing his parachute and landing in England. Via. This would make my morning commute quicker. More science would get done, and the world would benefit. Let's start taking up a collection, right?

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