Amateurs demolish 100-foot tower using power tool, almost get crushed

This pair of insane amateurs decided to demolish a 100-foot high brick tower in Belarus with a handheld power tool—because everyone wants to win Darwin awards these days. » 5/30/14 8:36pm 5/30/14 8:36pm

Amateurs Uncover Stunning Hidden Treasures In Hubble's Image Vaults

With over one million observations since it launch on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been a endless source for insane wonders, unprecedented scenes and humbling experiences. However, many of its most amazing images have never been seen before by anyone—until now. In fact, some images actually show… » 8/23/12 4:20pm 8/23/12 4:20pm

Amateur Astrophotographer Creates Largest True-Color Night Sky Panorama

One day, Nick Risinger, a 28-year-old marketing director from Seattle, felt like he needed a change. So he quit his job, packed up six professional astronomical cameras, and hiked 60,000 miles through western United States and South Africa, taking 37,000 color pictures of the night sky. » 5/03/11 8:20pm 5/03/11 8:20pm

Amateur Astronomers Continue to Amaze

It's been an amazing couple of weeks for amateur astronomers. Last Sunday, one of their ilk spied the super-secret X37-B space shuttle making the rounds, and this Sunday another has imaged the ISS crossing paths with Jupiter—during the daytime! » 5/30/10 12:00pm 5/30/10 12:00pm

Pacemaker Pocket DJ Mixer Reviewed (Verdict: Amateur Fun)

DJing on the bus, at work, in the supermarket and in line at the DMV may sound like a pipe dream, but this pocketable Tonium Pacemaker DJ system lets you do just that. We got hands-on of this at CES, but Kat from TechDigest takes it for a "spin" (worst. pun. ever.) and finds that it's actually quite good if you ever… » 2/05/08 5:00pm 2/05/08 5:00pm

Spycatcher Gives Novice Spies a Leg Up, But It Ain't Cheap

Are you paranoid about this unobtrusive-looking wall plug? Maybe you should be. British company Spycatcher is your ticket to easy surveillance, as long as you're cool dropping a thousand or two on the equipment. » 6/21/07 3:45pm 6/21/07 3:45pm