Amazing Video of a Crane Lifting a Car Using Two Phonebooks

You probably knew that it's impossible to pull apart two phonebooks put together with interleaving pages. But did you know that the bond—caused by the mechanical friction of the interleaving pages—is so strong that it can lift an entire car? This video demonstrates exactly that. The best part, however, may be to… » 11/30/12 4:40pm 11/30/12 4:40pm

Boeing Working on Real-Life Colonial Marines Dropship

The US Air Force wants a new cargo aircraft, a pressurized airplane capable of carrying 65,000 pounds for 1,500 nautical miles without refueling. They call it the Speed Agile Concept Demonstrator—it's supposed to travel at a minimum Mach .8 at 30,000-feet—but they may as well have called it the UD-4L Dropship, because… » 6/12/08 10:30am 6/12/08 10:30am

Harding Steel Car Lift: Automobile Elevator For The Home

Remember that Robotic Garage that went haywire? Well now you can have your own, ready to disobey your every command. Harding Steel's 110-volt residential garage lift needs only 9-feet of vertical clearance, hauls 12,000 pounds, and comes in different sizes for rides ranging from Civics to Cadillacs. » 8/08/06 7:18pm 8/08/06 7:18pm