The pizza tank in action firing 14-inch pies

Holy crap, it's real! As this new video shows, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Pizza Thrower—a full scale 12-foot-long version of the classic toy—actually works, throwing pizzas fast and far enough to actually hurt people with dough, cheese, and pepperoni projectiles. They should really call it the Pizza Tank. » 7/26/14 2:34am Saturday 2:34am

Watch water doing crazy stuff on hydrophobic surfaces

There are a lot of great applications for materials being developed that display extreme water repelling properties, inspired by nature and particularly desert life. This video doesn't explain any of them and that's fine—I just like to watch all those crazy water droplets doing crazy stuff. » 7/25/14 10:24pm Friday 10:24pm

The Webb Space Telescope's sunshield is complete and it looks amazing

NASA has finished and stacked the Sunshield for the Webb Space Telescope and it's now getting ready to test it. Look at this huge thing. That's enough tinfoil to cover a roasted chicken— if the chicken was the size of Tyrannosaurus Rex. According to NASA, it provides the equivalent of a 1,000,000 Sun Protection Factor. » 7/25/14 8:32pm Friday 8:32pm

Baseball team is so bad it had to install robots to cheer up human fans

The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport. » 7/25/14 10:17am Friday 10:17am

Missile launch looks like hilarious fail until you see what happens next

When I started to watch this video I thought "oh, that's funny, a failed missile launch." Obviously, it didn't fail at all. That's exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away. » 7/25/14 12:56am Friday 12:56am

What the far future of space mining could look like

When it's time to colonize space, we will need space miners to provide with the minerals and gases needed to build massive ships and refuel stations across the Solar System. There are serious companies already working on it—and concept designer Cuba Lee has imagined how this would look in moons, asteroids, and gas… » 7/24/14 8:41pm Thursday 8:41pm

The fastest cruise missile in the world launching underwater

This is the first underwater launch of the BrahMos, the world's fastest cruise missile in operation capable of flying at Mach 3.0. I just like to see it pausing and changing direction in mid-air, like a scene from Robotech. The BrahMos is one of the reasons why aircraft carriers are obsolete. » 7/24/14 4:10pm Thursday 4:10pm

This is the coolest object disintegration video I've ever seen

We have featured time-lapse videos of objects being sanded down one millimeter at a time before, but this film by Mexican illustrator and animator Simon Gerbaud is the best I've ever seen. I would keep watching that shoe GIF forever if there weren't so many other awesome examples here: » 7/24/14 12:42am Thursday 12:42am

I wish I could spend summer in the Mediterranean driving this beauty

Italian designer Pietro Russomanno's Raceline is the 26-foot-long daughter of a classic Riva boat— one of my favorite vehicle designs—and a classic sports car. If I had to spend a summer in the Mediterranean riviera, this is the vehicle I'd like to have to move from coast town to coast town to eat seafood and drink… » 7/23/14 11:03pm Wednesday 11:03pm

All the most amazing supernovas ever photographed

NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument—the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58—to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all. » 7/22/14 10:07pm Tuesday 10:07pm

Seeing real US Navy SEALs moving underwater is way cooler than any movie

This isn't a trailer for the next Tom Clancy movie. These are real U.S. Navy SEALs showing how they get into enemy territory from the sea. They get deployed in a mini-sub launched from a nuclear submarine. Then they get out as they approach the shore at night, ready to complete their mission. » 7/22/14 6:41pm Tuesday 6:41pm

How the United States can collapse and fall on a Black Friday

Our complex society is so fragile that a virus—spreading through cash and products sold during Black Friday—would bring it to its knees in a couple of days. That's the premise of this impressive video by motion graphic designer Patrick Clair—the guy who created the awesome True Detective intro. » 7/21/14 9:43pm 7/21/14 9:43pm