This space fly proves that humans aren't cut for interplanetary travel

If this fly looks weird to you it's because it's dead—covered in the fungus that killed it. It's a very special type of Drosophila—one born and raised in space—and it proves that interplanetary travel could be really bad for the human immune system. So bad that we may end up dead, killed by some stupid infection. » 1/29/14 2:18pm 1/29/14 2:18pm

This amazing fruit fly evolved to have pictures of ants on its wings

This is unbelievable, but the fruit fly G tridens has somehow evolved to have what looks like pictures of ants on its wings. Seriously, its transparent wings have an ant design on them complete with "six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen." It's nature's evolutionary art painted on a fly's wings. » 11/08/13 9:06pm 11/08/13 9:06pm

Awesome Video of the Shuttle Flying Around the International Space…

On March 19, 2009, the crew of the Discovery flew around the International Space Station after undocking at the end of mission STS-119. They filmed this awesome video—which has been sped up—that shows the orbiting structure in amazing detail. It's hard to believe we built that thing—and at the same time, I wish we had … » 1/29/13 2:20pm 1/29/13 2:20pm

ZipHolder Zipper Holder Makes Pantsings Super Difficult

If you're anything like us, your zipper always has a hard time staying in the up position. Button fly jeans are a horrible solution, because you end up peeing all over yourself in an emergency. Enter the ZipHolder. It's a little elastic loop that attaches to the top of your zipper and hooks to your button. No more… » 5/05/08 8:15pm 5/05/08 8:15pm

Jetpack with a 10 Mile Range Available Soon for $226,000



Jetpacks, the invention we've all been waiting to become a reality for as long as we can remember (along with flying cars and teleporters), are pretty much a reality at this point. While a few months ago the only two commercially available jetpacks had paltry flying times of about 30 seconds, Jet Pack International… » 12/12/07 5:00pm 12/12/07 5:00pm

Fly Wheels XPV: Flying Remote Controlled Car


This remote controlled car looks like a little Moller Skycar for a reason. It zooms over grass, concrete, and dirt. But at 20MPH, it goes airborne. Whoosh! During flight, the vehicle can reach heights of 20 stories at 30MPH. And the racer only costs 60 bucks (plus $20 for a rechargeable battery that'll last 10… » 8/09/06 10:18pm 8/09/06 10:18pm