Giz Explains: Why Do Air Conditioners Weigh So Much?

As you shove an air conditioner into your window to ward off the summer heat, you may wonder why such a small appliance is so incredibly heavy. » 6/21/11 10:20am 6/21/11 10:20am

The New Falcon Heavy Rocket Can Take Us Back to the Moon

It's so powerful that it could set a next-generation mission to the Moon. That's what SpaceX's Elon Musk said today about his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy. In fact, it's going to be the most powerful rocket in history this side of a Saturn V. » 4/05/11 12:55pm 4/05/11 12:55pm

Japan's Kizuna Satellite to Beam Souped Up Internet Connection Back Home

Japan is launching the Kizuna satellite, which will bring high-speed internet access to Japan's remote territories and neighboring countries, as well as providing continuous networking in case of emergency. The $342 million project, spearheaded by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration… » 2/24/08 8:00pm 2/24/08 8:00pm