A 1956 Plane Crash in the Grand Canyon Made Flying Safer for Americans

In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it. » 4/27/14 4:30pm 4/27/14 4:30pm

The Grand Canyon Is About to Get Google Street View

A team of Google employees is currently hiking through the Grand Canyon collecting the images for what will eventually become a Google Street View map of the park. (Man, working at Google sounds terrible.) The panoramic photos for the map are being collected using that funny-looking Street View camera mounted on the… » 10/24/12 11:20am 10/24/12 11:20am

This Grand Canyon Time Lapse Is So Jaw Dropping That You Don't Even…

The Grand Canyon is one of those natural wonders you have to see in real life to truly appreciate. It's jaw droppingly gorgeous and looks like another world. Well, that's what I thought until I saw this time lapse of the Grand Canyon. Using over 80,000 photos, the video is better than an ordinary visit to Grand… » 10/11/12 9:40pm 10/11/12 9:40pm

EVOLTA Robot Cliffhanger Channels Sly Stallone, Scales Grand Canyon

Good on this little EVOLTA-powered robot for climbing a 1,500-ft. Grand Canyon cliff on Saturday. The 4.5-ounce, 6.7-inch robo climber was scaling the cliff as a publicity stunt/demonstration for the Panasonic EVOLTA battery, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is longest-lasting of its kind. The… » 5/25/08 8:30pm 5/25/08 8:30pm

First Video of Grand Canyon's Glass Skywalk

It doesn't officially open till the 28th of March, but a few lucky visitors got an early glimpse of the Grand Canyon's Glass Skywalk. The see-through sidewalk juts out 70 feet over the cliff's edge, and the only things standing between you and the 4,000-foot chasm below are a lot of steel and 4-inch thick tempered… » 3/21/07 11:48am 3/21/07 11:48am

First Real Photos of the Grand Canyon's Magnificent Glass Skywalk

The concept art for the Grand Canyon Skywalk was stunning. But the real glass pathway, jutting 70-feet out over the cliff edge, 3/4 of a mile over the river bed, promises to be far more so. What does it take to bring a project of this magnitude to life? A million pounds of steel, and 90 tons of tempered glass,… » 2/15/07 5:46pm 2/15/07 5:46pm