Today is Earth's equinox and this is how it looks from space

Right now, the Earth is at its equinox. Today, the duration of the day and the night all around the world would be the same because the sunlight is hitting the Earth at the perfect angle to align its shade with Earth's spin axis. You can see it in this video, captured by the Russian satellite Elektro-L. » 9/22/14 2:18pm Today 2:18pm

iPhone 6 soaked in liquid-nitrogen shatters like a Terminator T-1000

RatedRR bought six iPhone 6 to torture them in every way imaginable. Their first test was to submerge one in liquid nitrogen and then use a hammer to smash it. Like the T-1000 in Terminator 2, the phone shatters in a billion pieces. Their drop test also shows their new glass shatters just like any glass. » 9/22/14 6:18am Today 6:18am

The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old. » 9/19/14 7:17am Friday 7:17am

12 cars drifting on a racetrack at the same time looks like a lot of fun

Some of the sequences in this video featuring Ryan Tuerck and 11 other formula drift drivers—filmed at Pat's Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon—reminds me of those old 8-bit top perspective racing games from the 80s. I want to grab a joystick and play Super Off-Road all day now. » 9/19/14 5:50am Friday 5:50am

The biggest comparison of sci-fi spaceships ever is complete at last

At last, it's done. The biggest spaceship size chart ever created is now complete and fully operational. 4,268 x 5,690 pixels of technological terror that includes everything from the smaller Star War ships to EVE. According to its author, Dirk Loechel, this is the last update. It's epic. » 9/17/14 10:29am Wednesday 10:29am

Amazing photo of the MIR space station against the immensity of Earth

Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below. » 9/16/14 8:53pm 9/16/14 8:53pm

Size comparison of optical telescopes from 1893 to 2022

Here's a fascinating graphic comparison of the mirrors of optical telescopes since the Yerkes Observatory—a 1893 40-inch refractor in Williams Bay,Wisconsin—to the largest of them all, the 128-foot (39-meter) European Extremely Large Telescope at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert, Chile. » 9/15/14 11:04pm 9/15/14 11:04pm

Edge of Tomorrow stunts and practical effects are absolutely crazy

Edge of Tomorrow was a pretty good movie—and spectacular too. So much that I thought most of the stunts and effects were computer generated. But no, a lot of those explosions and jumps were completely real, as this complete behind the scenes B-roll footage shows. Very impressive. » 9/13/14 1:54pm 9/13/14 1:54pm