Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone

So now the TSA and their ilk have more things to worry about than shoe bombers. Also, this does not make it any easier for those of us who were thinking of being able to use our smart devices on flights:

To make things even more interesting – or easier – Teso showcased an Andorid application that uses SIMON’s powers to remotely control airplanes on the move.

via Hijacking airplanes with an Android phone

Interplanetary Cessna

We could all be Superman on Titan, but we’d have to beat the cold first (72 K):

In fact, humans on Titan could fly by muscle power. A human in a hang glider could comfortably take off and cruise around powered by oversized swim-flipper boots—or even take off by flapping artificial wings. The power requirements are minimal—it would probably take no more effort than walking.

via xkcd – what if.