Why That "US" Drone That Iran "Captured" Is Totally Worthless

Iranian officials happily announced on Monday that it downed and recovered a US drone as it was performing reconnaissance over Iranian territory. However, US officials have already denied that the drone is theirs and that, even if it were, there's nothing Iran can do with it. Here's why. » 12/07/12 11:00am 12/07/12 11:00am

NASA's Amazing New Photo of the Eagle Nebula Reveals Surprising Facts

This new image of the Eagle Nebula—without a doubt one of the most amazing objects in space—is stunningly trippy. It combines the two opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum in one shot: Far-infrared and X-ray. Absolutely gorgeous. » 1/18/12 4:00pm 1/18/12 4:00pm

The Coolest Air Interception I Have Ever Seen

This image is now making the endless copypaste Tumblr rounds wrongly labeled as "missiles in the stratosphere." But if those are not really missiles, what are they? The answer is much more interesting, according to Military.com. » 1/16/12 4:20pm 1/16/12 4:20pm

This Amazing Point-Of-View Video Will Make You Want To Be An Eagle And…

The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning. » 1/13/12 3:20pm 1/13/12 3:20pm

This Bald Eagle Found Freedom on July 4th

Say hello to Einstein, a bald eagle from the University of Missouri's Raptor Rehabilitation Project. The giant bird took to the skies on July 4th after three months of rehabilitation. » 7/04/11 9:30pm 7/04/11 9:30pm

John Gavin, the Man Who Put Neil Armstrong On the Moon, Died Saturday

Aged 90 years old, John Gavin Jr passed away on Saturday from acute leukemia and pneumonia. He played an instrumental role in the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, leading the 7,500-strong team which created the Eagle lunar module. [NY Times] » 11/04/10 4:40am 11/04/10 4:40am

Real Eagle vs Robo-Eagle: DOGFIGHT!

What do you get when you fly a remote controlled eagle made out of plastic on a real eagle's airspace? One big pissed off eagle chasing the fake one, that's what. The video is beautiful, though. » 6/24/09 10:00am 6/24/09 10:00am

Imagine You Are an Imperial Eagle

I wish I could fly. Or at least, ride a giant eagle and experience the thrill that some crazy spaniards captured putting a camera on top of an actual Imperial Eagle. [Cetrería José Luis Ortiz] » 4/16/09 1:40pm 4/16/09 1:40pm

Eagle With Prosthetic Beak Will Be Better, Stronger, Faster

In much the same way that science came to the rescue for a tail-less dolphin, a very dedicated group of volunteers is working hard to develop a robo-beak for one unfortunate eagle. "Beauty" was the victim of a hunter's bullet a number of years ago, leaving her unable to clutch or tear at food. Over the course of the… » 5/05/08 3:00pm 5/05/08 3:00pm

F-15 Eagle Literally Breaking Apart

As part of the ongoing investigation on the accident that has nearly one third of the US F-15 Eagle fleet grounded, Boeing Phantom Works has released this simulation reconstructing the "structural failure of a US Air National Guard F-15C, caused by fatigue cracking of a forward fuselage longeron, slowed down to… » 1/14/08 4:30am 1/14/08 4:30am