Fearless Felix Not So Fearless, Went Faster Than We Thought

It turns out that supersonic man Felix Baumgartner was even more supersonic than we previously thought. He actually reached 843.6 miles per hour (1,357.6 km/h), which is 1.25 the speed of sound. His heart rate was extremely high at the exact time of the jump—understandably! » 2/04/13 3:01pm 2/04/13 3:01pm

Full Star Trek Trailer May Reveal Its Villain's Identity

It's here. After the first teaser trailer, we got to see the full one. This one really goes up to Warp 11. So who is the bad guy? Gizmodo reader Thomas Steves has a very good theory, which is supported by some strong evidence and logic: » 12/17/12 12:51pm 12/17/12 12:51pm

New Star Trek Movie's First Trailer Looks Terrific and Apocalyptically…

J.J. Abrams has released the trailer for the next Star Trek movie: Into the Darkness. Just watch it, because it's awesome. Seriously. I mean, I'm sold just on the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch—of Sherlock Holmes fame—plays the bad guy. That's enough for me, but this teaser makes me want it all now! » 12/06/12 4:17am 12/06/12 4:17am

This Onion TED Parody Has a Dog Eating Apple Pie, and That's All That…

I'm sure the new Onion's TED parody is funny, but I was just too impatient to sit through all that talk about how we consume, digest and poop out news even before they are fully written. So I jumped to the end, when a dog eats an apple pie, a moment I've waited to see in detail since they released their series… » 11/28/12 1:16pm 11/28/12 1:16pm

Sandy's Timelapse Shows Hurricane Activity From Dawn Till Dusk

Everything from space looks beautiful, including the extremely dangerous hurricane Sandy. This video, made by Kevin Ward using images from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, shows the frankenstorm over the Eastern Seaboard through the entire Sunday, … » 10/29/12 12:16am 10/29/12 12:16am

Herbie Hancock Blows School Kids' Minds with the Awesome Power of…

Legendary jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock stops by Sesame Street explain the inner workings of the state-of-the-art (in 1983, at least) Fairlight CMI synthesizer and it's monochrome touchscreen monitor to a bunch of seven year-olds. Among them, a girl that would one day play Will Smith's cousin on The Fresh Prince of… » 10/23/12 12:07pm 10/23/12 12:07pm

Space Jump Full Video: Supersonic Awesomeness

He did it! That crazy awesome Felix Baumgartner jumped off the edge of the space, from 127,000 feet of altitude all the way back down to Earth, breaking some world records and getting vital information for NASA in the process. Watch as he jumps out of the capsule. It's a frightening, adrenaline-fueled, historic… » 10/14/12 2:32pm 10/14/12 2:32pm

Pentagon's New Mechanical Horse Is Smart Enough to Follow Its Masters

Boston Dynamics keeps refining its Legged Squad Support System, the robotic quadruped descendant of the good old and creepy Big Dog. The new version of the eerie mechanical horse, which will aid US Marines squads once finished, got some cool upgrades. » 9/10/12 2:32pm 9/10/12 2:32pm

Seven Years In the Life of One of the Engineers of the Mars Curiosity…

With all the excitement of the seven minutes of terror and glory, it's easy to forget that there were seven years of suffering and hard work to make it all happen. Seven years of the life of people like Adam Steltzner or our friend Mark Rober, the iPad costume guy. » 8/16/12 4:40pm 8/16/12 4:40pm