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Go Dogfighting In An F-15 In This Crazy Video

Kingsley Air National Guard Base, located in Southern Oregon’s Klamath Falls, is home to America’s only F-15C/D training unit, the 173th Fighter Wing. It is sometimes referred to as “K-Falls,” or more often “the land of no slack” due to the incredibly hard curriculum would-be Eagle Drivers must go through to earn… » 8/30/15 11:50pm Yesterday 11:50pm

RIP Wes Craven, Iconic Director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream

Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes. » 8/30/15 9:52pm Yesterday 9:52pm

Use an Old Kindle to Share Messages on the Fridge Electronically

Sure, writing a note on a piece of paper and plopping a magnet on it to stick it to a refrigerator works perfectly fine. But if you have an old Kindle around and want an over-engineered, but fun new way to leave fridge messages, DIYer Pete Vojtek shows you how to display notes on a Kindle. » 8/30/15 9:37pm Yesterday 9:37pm

This is How A Volcano Created Frankenstein's Monster

Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo’s weekly collection of the most interesting science and technology stories from around the internet. This week, we’ll look at the aftermath of a 200 year old volcanic eruption, visit Cuba’s burgeoning Wi-Fi hotspots, sample the Martian cuisine of the future, and take a road trip to the… » 8/30/15 4:59pm Yesterday 4:59pm

This Famous P-51 Air Racer's Engine Test Is A Mechanical Thunder Storm

Precious Metal is a staple of the air racing community. The highly modified P-51’s striking yellow and polished paint job and its contra-rotating propellers are features that make it stand out, but the sights and especially sounds of its supped Merlin engine during a test run equates to a visceral crescendo of delight… » 8/30/15 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Groot Is Even More Adorable As a Mr. Potato Head

PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr. Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People] » 8/30/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

It's the Final Sunday Puzzle, People. Let's Talk Tubers.

The Martian is a book by Andy Weir about how potatoes will become the first food crop on Mars. Alright, it’s about more than that, but anyone who has read Weir’s novel knows potatoes get plenty of mentions. Anyway, the point is: This week, in honor of Mark Watney’s space spuds, we’re featuring a puzzle about Martian… » 8/30/15 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

Only Magic Could Make This Hermione Granger Figure So Lifelike

The level of detail and realism in action figures has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but it’s still hard not to be flabbergasted by this sixth-scale Hermione Granger. Has anyone seen Emma Watson lately? Because there’s a good chance there’s a curse trapping her inside this figure. » 8/30/15 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Antimatter Will Surf on Plasma Waves in the Particle Colliders of the Future

The best way to study the subatomic particles that make up the most fundamental building blocks of our universe is, of course, to smash them into each other with as much energy as possible. And now physicists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory say they’ve found a better way to do that. » 8/30/15 12:05pm Yesterday 12:05pm