How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »Wednesday 6:00pm11/25/15 6:00pm


Video: An airplane fuselage gets transformed into a stunning interstellar light show

Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every… »11/20/15 3:00pm11/20/15 3:00pm

Awesome picture of a V-22 Osprey makes it look like an invisible plane with star engines

The V-22 Osprey is easily one of our favorite aircraft in use today and this picture of it might be the coolest photo of the tiltrotor aircraft ever taken. Because of the haziness and the dust and the focus of the camera, it looks like the Osprey is about to turn on an invisible mode. Even cooler, is how the… »11/19/15 8:30pm11/19/15 8:30pm

Seeing this woman dance on a longboard is beautifully mind bending

The ground is flat, the board is moving, and yet she’s in complete control the entire time she’s dancing on the slithering longboard. It’s such a trippy thing to see because the dancer, Hyo Joo Ko, and the board seem to be moving independent of each other, even though they’re moving in concert. So your eyes follow two… »11/19/15 8:00pm11/19/15 8:00pm

The world's first supersonic private jet just got a lot closer to reality

Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,… »11/19/15 12:30pm11/19/15 12:30pm

Making the real life version of Katniss' bow from The Hunger Games is impressive

No one can bring weapons from fictional worlds into real life as well as the crew from Man At Arms: Reforged. The blacksmiths are just too good at what they do. This episode of the making of Katniss’ bow from The Hunger Games is especially cool because you get to see a big block of aluminum that weighs 19 pounds get… »11/16/15 9:58pm11/16/15 9:58pm

Biking through this moving fun house looks like a trippy video game in real life

What a complete and total mind spin. Kriss Kyle and Red Bull teamed up for this totally trippy BMX video called Kaleidoscope that employs what is essentially a fun house filled with ramps that are moving around and fun little holes to spin in until you disappear and so much more cool stuff. It’s like a bizarre level… »11/11/15 4:00pm11/11/15 4:00pm

Video: What movies thought the future would look like

It’s always fun to look back at movies set in the future and see what their vision of the future was. Even though it’s more a reflection of the time period the movie was made and their imagination is limited to what was around them, it’s cool to see what was right and what was totally off. Robert Jones made this… »11/10/15 10:37pm11/10/15 10:37pm

Video: A Chinese chef's knife is really impressive

This video shows off the versatility of a Chinese chef’s knife, also known as a Chinese cleaver. For a big hunk of metal that looks at home in a butcher shop, the cleaver can actually handle precise tasks as well. From cutting meat and butchering chicken to finely slicing vegetables and tofu to even making designs… »11/06/15 12:15pm11/06/15 12:15pm

The flight of a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane from beginning to end 

Getting inside the cockpit and seeing the flight of a U-2 spy plane is so damn cool. Not only because it’s such a gorgeous looking plane—it’s basically a glider with an engine attached that can take it to the stratosphere—but because it’s also such a delicate one too. We get to see it take off and do the tenuous dance… »11/05/15 4:49pm11/05/15 4:49pm

Powerful drill turns metal into molten metal as it drills

The Formdrill cuts through all kinds of metal with friction energy, which means that not only is a hole drilled out but a sort of thick metal ring is created around the hole too. ARVADEST writes, “the increased material thickness provides additional strength and mostly eliminates the need for inserted bushings or… »11/01/15 3:30pm11/01/15 3:30pm

What it's like to be inside the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt when it flies over the desert

Here’s a video from inside the A-10 Thunderbolt as it flies through Arizona. The perspective is really cool because you get to see how the world looks from inside the aircraft and see things flip and turn sideways too. It also totally looks like it’s flying over Mars or something. »10/30/15 3:30pm10/30/15 3:30pm

Watch this mega machine erect a bridge

There’s a lot of moving parts when it comes to the construction of a bridge. Like, how do you build a bridge without the help of a bridge? The easiest way? This SLJ900 machine. It moves in coordinated parts to deftly erect a bridge or viaduct, balancing its weight on the beams before laying out the groundwork. It’s… »10/30/15 11:30am10/30/15 11:30am

Awesome photo of a V-22 Osprey inside a rainbow

Just a perfect photo of a Marines MV-22 Osprey landing on the flight deck of the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry. The timing is lovely because it’s landing right through a rainbow, making the color of the aircraft (or at least the part that’s inside the rainbow) just a little more shimmery and different. »10/29/15 3:35am10/29/15 3:35am

Watch a bridge get quickly and neatly demolished in this timelapse

This footage from a few years back shows a bridge in Bedfordshire, England getting demolished in less than 15 hours. Basically, a night’s work was all it took to vaporize a steel and concrete structure. It’s really neat to see the progression and to see all the machines working in tandem. It’s also just really damn… »10/28/15 10:00pm10/28/15 10:00pm

Watch people's tattoos transform into animations with cool 3D body mapping

What’s cooler looking than tattoos? Tattoos that can move. Check out this awesome “ink mapping” by Oskar & Gaspar. They map a person’s body and transform their tattoos into kick ass animations that incorporate the tattoos’ original design. Basically, a person’s skin becomes the canvas for moving art. »10/24/15 8:00am10/24/15 8:00am

Amazing photo of M1 Abram tanks surrounded in a force field of dust after firing its cannon

So. Cool. Here’s a photo from the US Army showing M1A2 Abram tanks and a M2A3 Bradley fighting vehicle during a live-fire demonstration. Because their cannons have kicked up the sand from the ground, they almost look like desert sand sculptures. But then they start to take shape and you realize that yep, they’re war… »10/23/15 8:20pm10/23/15 8:20pm