Truck shoots out neat smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames. » 7/28/14 11:47pm 7/28/14 11:47pm

Passenger films one of his airplane's engines on fire

Here's one horrible nightmare: Sitting on your airplane and seeing one of the engines on fire. That's what happened to Brad McCoy's BAE 146 airliner on his way to Barrow Island, Australia, the guy who took this video. Fortunately, the pilot was able to make a successful emergency landing at Perth. » 5/03/14 5:30am 5/03/14 5:30am

This Is NASA's Solar Propulsion Engine of the Future

This Tron-esque glowing blue ring isn't the latest designer lamp. In fact, it's NASA's cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster, being tested in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. » 5/27/13 6:00am 5/27/13 6:00am

This Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine Just Made the World a Much Better…

Rejoice, humans, for life just got a lot better thanks to a new wonder of the internet: the Calvin & Hobbes search engine! » 11/29/12 4:41pm 11/29/12 4:41pm

The Mach 6 Scramjet Could Fly from JFK to SFO in an Hour (if it Doesn't…

We could have had Bin Laden in 1998. However, in the 80 minutes it took for a volley of cruise missiles travel from US ships in the Arabian Gulf over to his training camp in Afghanistan, he had done packed up and left. If those warheads had been riding on the new X-51 hypersonic jet engine, they'd have made his day… » 8/21/12 11:30am 8/21/12 11:30am

Awesome Time Lapse Shows How Rolls-Royce Builds Its Jet Engines

The 152,455-piece Lego Rolls-Royce Trent engine may be the most complex Lego machine ever built, but it's nothing compared to the real thing. This awe-inspiring time lapse video shows how they build the turbo-fan engine that powers some of the most popular airliners in the world, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. » 7/16/12 7:20pm 7/16/12 7:20pm

A Boat Motor That Blends A Fine Cocktail

Anyone with a boat powered by a vintage Johnson motor will tell you that a well-maintained outboard engine can last decades. When then motor finally dies, don't discard it. Convert the engine into the best-looking blender ever. » 9/01/11 11:18pm 9/01/11 11:18pm

MSI's Fastest Gaming Notebook Is an Overclocking Beast

Intel's next-generation core processors are just out of the oven, and you can already overclock the bejeezus out of 'em. The G Series notebooks from MSI? They let you overclock 10-15% beyond what Sandy Bridge intended. » 1/05/11 2:00pm 1/05/11 2:00pm

The World's First Car Engine-Powered Skateboard

Someone decided to make a skateboard powered by a 630hp V8 supercar engine. According to its creator, there are no safety features "apart from the big red button and the ability to run from it." Surprisingly, they found a test pilot. » 11/30/10 10:20am 11/30/10 10:20am

The A380 Engine Explosion Looks Quite Scary

Last week, a Qantas Airbus A380 had to make an emergency landing in Singapore, after one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines exploded. Rolls-Royce has admitted there's a problem. Well, this is how the problem looks when it actually happens. » 11/10/10 11:20am 11/10/10 11:20am

A Little Extra Engine Noise For Your Prius

Toyota is offering an optional $148 speaker system for your Prius when it's on battery mode that lets pedestrians—especially blind pedestrians—know that you're coming. Great idea, but it's strange that it's optional. » 8/24/10 5:20pm 8/24/10 5:20pm

Jet Engine Tested Aboard the USS Enterprise

This photo—taken on August 12—shows sailors testing an F414-GE-400 jet engine on board the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, at some undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean. The darkness you can see is the sea at night. » 8/18/10 7:40pm 8/18/10 7:40pm

This Hair Dryer Has a Ferrari Engine Inside

The new Conair BaByliss Pro Volare hairdryer packs an "engine" built with Ferrari's team using real Ferrari parts. I'm just hoping that if I use the Volare my hair will ooze Italian sex appeal. » 8/14/10 4:00pm 8/14/10 4:00pm

Space Shuttle's Engines Are Shower Heads From Hell

A NASA engineer saw our image of the space shuttle Discovery's engines and thought it wasn't good enough. She sent us these exclusive pictures looking right inside the nozzle. Surprise: It looks exactly like a shower head. Zoom in! » 4/12/10 3:20pm 4/12/10 3:20pm

Obviously, a Bar Made of a Boeing 747 Engine Attracts Girls In the…

Say whatever you want. It may be naff. It may be tacky. It may not attract buxom women in tiny black dresses. It will make me look like that guy. What. Evah. The Motoart PW-747 Cowling Bar rocks my world: » 10/15/09 11:45am 10/15/09 11:45am

Virgin Galactic Rocket Blasts Off for the First Time

The hybrid Nitrous Oxide rocket that will take SpaceShipTwo to 65 miles above the Earth at 2500mph (YES!) has fired off for the first time in the southern California desert. Founder, adventurer and cool-guy-at-large Sir Richard Branson is happy: » 5/28/09 7:00pm 5/28/09 7:00pm

The Japanese Giant Robot Show to End All Giant Robot Shows

If you thought that Voltron or Power Rangers was entertaining, wait until you see Engine Oh G12. Its robot is assembled from twelve different vehicles, including a shark car. » 2/05/09 5:20pm 2/05/09 5:20pm

Mini Corvette Engine Runs at 11,000 RPM

It may not sound much different that a weed-whacker, but I can assure you that if this 1/6 scale replica of the 1964 Corvette L76 327 cubic-inch V8 was put into a tiny car, it would give a Leprechaun the ride of its life. The mini four-stroke engine was fabricated from scratch by a guy named Jim Moyer, and it can hit… » 8/15/08 8:50pm 8/15/08 8:50pm

Scorpion Supercar Uses Hydrogen Hybrid Engine to get 40MPG

According to Ronn Motors, the Scorpion supercar will not only achieve 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, but also earns green credentials by getting 40 miles per gallon. This trick is achieved by having a hydrogen-hybrid engine under the hood (also known as hydrogen injection, Water4Gas or HHO.) Small doses of hydrogen are… » 6/06/08 8:10am 6/06/08 8:10am