Video: MiG-29 flies impossibly close to an airplane's open rear door

This is just plain cool. Imagine opening the rear door of a paratrooper plane and seeing a MiG-29 right in front of you, dancing in the air mere feet away from the aircraft’s opening. This stunt was obviously planned for the photographs but it’s not unlike opening your house’s front door and seeing a giant grizzly… » 6/30/15 2:45am 6/30/15 2:45am

Seeing the crazy movement of guitar strings in real time is so damn cool

This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a… » 6/29/15 10:45pm 6/29/15 10:45pm

Watch an oxy-gasoline liquid fuel torch cut through metal

Yowza. That burns hot. Watch as a Petrogen Multi-Fuel cutting torch nicks right through a stack of metal and cuts it clean off. The cutting system can use liquid fuels of any kind, including “gasoline of any grade, “white” gas, camping fuel, and stabilizer additive fuels” and “diesel, kerosene, biodiesel”. Basically,… » 6/25/15 9:19pm 6/25/15 9:19pm

Video: Bad ass glowing wing suit flight over a city at night

Roberta Mancino—wingsuit flyer, base jumper, sky diver, and model—pulled off a sparkling stunt: she jumped out of a helicopter in an illuminated wing suit over Panama City at night. The backdrop of the city lights mixed with her glowing suit makes for some arresting visuals. Flying on a wing suit is already crazy… » 6/25/15 8:40pm 6/25/15 8:40pm

Watch a F-35 fighter jet take off from a ski jump

Here’s the first time an F-35B has taken off from a ski jump. The little boost not only looks cool, like a stunt ramp, but helps the fighter jet take off with a more upward flight path. These type of ski ramps are actually installed on aircraft carriers so it’s important for the, um, troubled (cursed?) aircraft to… » 6/23/15 11:03pm 6/23/15 11:03pm

Seeing B-2 stealth bombers land is like seeing alien UFOs come to Earth

I forget how impressively thin and futuristic looking a B-2 stealth bomber is. I mean, just watch these two stealth bombers land at Royal Air Force Fairford in England, it looks like a UFO has just touched down on Earth and is ready to take over our planet. Or like a sci-fi fighter jet has hopped through a movie… » 6/22/15 9:50pm 6/22/15 9:50pm

Watch a 10-engine drone transform from a helicopter into a plane

NASA’s Greased Lightning GL-10 is a beast of a drone (it has 10 engines!) that’s the closest thing we have to a Transformer in real life. It can flip itself into a helicopter and then fly like an airplane and then revert back to helicopter mode. It’s awesome seeing the wings tilt back and forth as it changes gears.
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Car driving in a loop inside a death cage ball just ignores gravity

Well, this looks fun! The cage stands at about 40 foot tall and is the biggest of its kind in the world and yet the crazy car inside just drives in a vertical loop over and over again like it’s on a normal road that doesn’t go freaking upside down. It’s got to get a little dizzying in there. » 6/15/15 7:30pm 6/15/15 7:30pm

Slow motion video of a dry ice bomb exploding in water is pure awesome

Well, I didn’t expect that. When you throw dry ice inside a water bottle and then throw that water bottle in a pool, the explosion of the dry ice bomb is so epic that you can see it pulsate as it rips through the water. The Backyard Scientist shows off what it looks like in slow motion and man, is it powerful. » 6/12/15 5:18pm 6/12/15 5:18pm

Watch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner takeoff almost perpendicular to the ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to… » 6/12/15 3:03am 6/12/15 3:03am

10 of the hardest movie scenes to shoot

When a movie does an epic scene right, it leaves your mouth gasping for air, sends your brain in a tizzy, flips your idea of reality on its head and makes you wonder just how in the hell they did that. Watch Mojo lists 10 scenes that do just that, 10 movie scenes that they consider the toughest to shoot in history and… » 6/12/15 12:20am 6/12/15 12:20am

Watch an incredible laser beam zap out art at blazing speeds

Damn. That laser is something. It’s a specially designed LasX proton laser art system that blasts a beam to make art at lightning speeds. The CAD file for the design, called After Sunset, was created by Andy Gikling and was imported to the laser control software and then zapped out onto the chalkboard to etch the… » 6/11/15 2:59am 6/11/15 2:59am

Mad Max: Fury Road without the special effects is still awesome

Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad ass in real life. Check it out. » 6/06/15 3:49am 6/06/15 3:49am

Watch a US Navy aircraft carrier launch all its F-18s

You’re only a couple feet away from F-18 Hornets launching from an aircraft carrier. You hear the power of the fighter jets, feel the closeness of these flying killing machines and see the impossibility of their take off. The fighter jet starts moving and get up in the air in such a short distance that it’s always… » 6/03/15 7:10pm 6/03/15 7:10pm