New hoverboard powered by jet turbines can almost hit 100mph

Zapata Racing is the company behind the Flyboard, tethered jet-packs that thrust people 30ft out of the water into the air. The inventor, former jetski racer Franky Zapata, features in a new video from the company on 9 April, in which he shows off their newest creation, the Flyboard Air. Apr 12, 2016

Hong Kong man builds Scarlett Johannson lookalike robot

Like innumerable children with imaginations fired by animated films, Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamed of building his own one day. Unlike most, however, Ma has realised his childhood dream at the age of 42, by successfully constructing a life-sized robot from scratch on the balcony of his home. Apr 1, 2016

Air Bonsai: ‘Floating’ maglev trees achieves $500,000 on Kickstarter

Hoshinchu, a Japanese start-up in Southern Japan, has gathered over $500,000 (£349,000) in funding for its new project Air Bonsai. The cultivation of the miniature plant is an ancient Japanese botanical art, but the company has added a hint of modern technology to make the plant floats with the power of magnetic levitation. Feb 1, 2016