When prominent pilots were dying in the 1900s some people started to wonder if aviation really had a future. French daredevil Leon Delagrange died in early January of 1910, leading magazines like the Literary Digest to have doubts about whether air travel could become a serious means of transportation.
The BFG is Steven Spielberg’s first Disney movie and it’s based on a famous book by Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most notable authors. Those things all add up to some pretty daunting expectations. The film, which opens Friday, meets those expectations, but doesn’t surpass them, leaving a suitably entertaining and…
If you like the sudden realization that Facebook knows more about you than some of your closest friends, you will love the new Slideshow feature.
Apple has been raking it in with this whole “iPhone” thing, so they’ve got some spare change to drop on a shiny new campus. The spaceship is finally looking like it’s almost ready to blast off.
Oh no. This is it. It’s the end. We had a good run everyone, but Google Calendar is down.
Amid the killing of its own Olympic mascot, the dysfunctional clean up of its polluted of its waters, the shutdown of its doping lab, the declaration of a financial emergency, the presence of the Zika virus, and various other calamities, Rio’s Olympic ambitions are a disaster. And the latest news out of the city is…
If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and luminous northern lights in the solar system shimmer and glow in an endless geomagnetic storm that’s larger than our entire planet.
Set yourself a reminder for September 30—that’s when the Rosetta spacecraft will make a controlled descent and crash on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 12 years in space and nearly two years circling around this dusty, weirdly-shaped comet, this historic mission is finally coming to an end.
Stop the presses! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have made a new measurement of Planck’s constant to a highly accurate degree. It’s the latest step toward improving the official definition of the kilogram, the unit of mass that underpins our entire international system of weights and…
If you’re lucky enough to have not one but two robotic vacuum cleaners at home, they can make backyard beer pong extra fun—and especially challenging.
The next season of Game of Thrones already has its directors. The Ghostbusters have an arsenal of new weapons. Star Trek’s new alien ally gets her Riker on. Plus... more! Let the spoilers into your heart.
Whenever you hear about a tragic plane crash, you always hear about the mythical black box. What exactly does the black box do and what’s even inside it? What’s Inside took a look by cutting the black box (it’s not actually black) in half and ripping it open to see its guts.
Haven’t you heard? The Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and you can save $40 on yours if you buy it refurbished from Woot, an Amazon subsidiary.
People of the West Coast, get ready for faster internet. After two years of building, the undersea cable Google built between the US and Japan is now live.
Yes, we can. We can totally create the artificial gravity seen in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Elysium, it’ll just cost a lot of freaking money and require a lot of freaking resources. Real Engineering explains how centrifugal force works as artificial gravity and estimates (using math cribbed from how much…