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"Jetpacks" for Search and Rescue now a reality!

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News Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34778835

It seems that these "Jetpacks", which are more personal helicopters to be honest will start seeing use in Dubai for Search and Rescue use, particularly in high-rise fires (and Dubai has some serious skyscrapers).

Nice to see this concept start to be a thing.

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Agreed on the coolness factor, though our energy technologies will have to improve a fair bit before they can become less awkward. I'm just glad they're marketing it as search and rescue gear. On a battlefield, that thing would be nothing but one big target for infantry riflemen.

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To be honest the one big limit to jet packs is the awkwardness if you want more than 5 minutes of flight time. Also energy technologies don't have to improve, we just need to be more efficient.

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I was talking more in using what we have and figuring out how to increase efficiency.
Then again with new battery technology that somehow stores MORE electricity the more you use the battery...

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