How did that tiny, complicated spiky tip on the Apollo modules transform into a usable tunnel for astronauts after they docked? Through a bit of engineering ingenuity still in use today.
Actually, there are a LOT of ways that Star Wars could troll its fans, and audiences in general. Almost a whole galaxy’s worth of ways, in fact. But commenter Sean Kelley hit on a great one.
Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories.
We asked for nightmare tales of the Apple Genius Bar—from both sides of the bar. One Apple Store employee submitted a customer encounter that makes us despair about mankind.
Among the many revelations about Pluto we’ve got in the last weeks was the existence of a very strangely-iced surface and the lack of craters. But does one have anything to do with the other?
Our look at Pluto has been 85 years in the making—and this is what it meant to us.
If you’re compiling a list of the most important technologies of our age, you may start with the personal computer, phones, maybe a nod towards the highway system. But, hey, how about a needle and thread? Should that be in there, too? Yes, it should. Here’s why.
The Hubble telescope has been responsible for showing us some of the universes most incredible sights. But as lovely as they are, sometimes seeing them flat just isn’t enough. Which is why we love this 3D nebula fly-by so much.
When we look at the history of new technologies, we tend to think of only our most recent past. But more than a thousand years ago, blacksmiths succeeded in making a set of ultra-strong swords — that are tricky to re-create even today.
Even if you don’t enjoy lobster (and I don’t, particularly), more than perhaps any other food it’s synonymous with a certain kind of luxury. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, for a long time it was just the opposite.
The shape of Missouri mostly makes sense: It’s bounded by straight lines and river routes, except for one deviation, where suddenly the state’s shape juts out randomly. It’s called Missouri’s bootheel — and it owes its creation to just one guy.
Apollo 13 is often called a "successful failure" because of the way NASA managed to turn the situation around and successfully bring the astronauts home. But just how did the failure happen in the first place? Through a perfect storm of incredibly unlikely, but aligned, events.
What is a kilobit equal to? The answer is 1,000 bits, but some people say it should really be 1,024.
There's a hill in New Brunswick, Canada, where something extraordinary happens. If you park your car at the foot of it, and throw it into neutral, your car seemingly starts to roll (completely unassisted!) uphill. Yes, it's real, and, no, it's not for the reason many people think.
Hey commenters: Despite what we may say to one another, I know deep down we are one big happy family. So after sifting through the daily dose of "Will it blend?"s, "DO (NOT) WANT"s, insane rants, conspiracy theories, and this well-crafted missive, I found something that was both funny and out of the ordinary, and it…
Today's comment of the day actually comes from the Question of the Day and is another response type comment. The comment was made by RIPFIRE4 and was addressing morganlh85 's inability to find a decent watch.
The video showing the SmartNav hands-free mouse that controls your PC with your head was just waiting to be made fun of, and that's exactly what our comment of the day did. NUTBASTARD 's (if you think his name is ultra-cool, you should see his avatar; appears to be a bona-fide badass) comment with reference to a…
Since yesterday's comment of the day was so popular, we struggled to find one today that would be just as compelling... At first it seemed that a comment in the Apple Year-End Report Card was going to take it, but then about 40 other commenters said the same thing, by also calling the Giz "fanboys"; so that quickly…
Today's comment of the day was actually a reply to the worst comment of the day (go figure); and can both be found under another one of our excuses to post pictures of a woman, in Christmas attire, holding gadgety junk. To make sure you get the comments full effect, we'll post the worst comment first, and then the…
Today's comment of the day came to us while browsing the comments for the Turbo Toaster; and although we anticipated to read jokes criticizing the Queen lovin' Redcoat's inability to make tasty food, this comment was sadly not one of them. Dustybutt's (wish that wasn't his name) comment proved to be very entertaining…