A glow in the dark forest is a magical and trippy place

My, this is beautiful. Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad teamed up in this projection map installation to create a 'bioluminescent forest'. The entire forest glows with light, from the mushrooms to the trees to the leaves to the grounds to the insects. The darkness is transformed into a magical place. » 12/24/14 9:36pm Wednesday 9:36pm

Awesome photos of the Panama Canal lock gates being installed

The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons. The 3,285-ton 9-story-high gate is 33 feet (10 meters) wide. » 12/17/14 6:41am 12/17/14 6:41am

Insane backflip of a racing hydroplane boat captured on GoPro

Another proof that H1 Unlimited Hydroplane boat racing is insanely dangerous—one wave, one mistake, and you will be launched into the sky with enormous violence. Fortunately, most often nobody dies—although it has happened before. This video of a backflip with multiple loops is spectacular. » 12/12/14 10:03pm 12/12/14 10:03pm

The incredible evolution of video game graphics in one image

This picture represents over 30 years of progress in video game graphics. And my, how far we've come. On one side, we have Indiana Jones in the video game version of Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600. On the other side, we have Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4 on the PS4. We'll let you guess which side is which. » 12/10/14 10:44pm 12/10/14 10:44pm

Slow-motion cutaway video shows how a fully automatic shotgun works

I can't have enough of videos that show things cut in half working. This one shows a fully automatic shotgun in action. It's sad to see how humans spend so much time and intelligence developing perfect death machines like these—but the engineering work is fascinating nonetheless. » 12/08/14 5:41pm 12/08/14 5:41pm

Why Orion's launch is the best news for humanity in a long time

I have always been sad that I never got to see the beginning of humanity's ultimate journey—and even sadder to realize that in 1972 we abandoned a path that could have possibly gotten us to other planets by now. On December 5, 2014, we opened the gate to that path again. We should rejoice—we are going back to the… » 12/05/14 8:57am 12/05/14 8:57am

This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below. » 11/22/14 4:01pm 11/22/14 4:01pm

Things that look surprisingly weird and awesome when cut in half

I don't know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It's hard to believe this metal mess works. Here's more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half. » 11/21/14 11:45pm 11/21/14 11:45pm