Chilean Miners Were Trapped In a Mine the Size of the Burj Khalifa

It's been almost four years since 33 Chilean miners were trapped below the surface of the earth for 69 days. A story published this week by The New Yorker reveals some additional stunning details about their harrowing rescue, and some astounding new information about the mine itself. » 7/08/14 2:01pm 7/08/14 2:01pm

You Can Now Buy Bitcoin Mining Hardware From Walmart

Not long ago, mining Bitcoin was territory for serious nerds and hardware freaks who were willing to horde GPUs and Frankenstein them into hulking digital drills that devoured electricity and spit out cryptocurrency and garbage heat. Now, all you have to do is buy a little black box on » 5/29/14 10:20am 5/29/14 10:20am

Try To Rescue All 33 Chilean Miners In This Flash Game

Now that all the Chilean Miners are safe, we can enjoy silly fun like this ridiculous flash game. In the laughably basic game, you wind the virtual wheel as fast as you can to save as many miners as possible. » 10/16/10 12:00pm 10/16/10 12:00pm

Steve Jobs Sends Chilean Miners New iPods

In addition to Japanese space underwear, Oakley sunglasses and $10,000 apiece from a local businessperson, all 33 Chilean miners will receive new iPods, courtesy of Apple. Now this is really the feel good news story of the year. » 10/14/10 1:06pm 10/14/10 1:06pm

Mission Accomplished Chile: All 33 Miners Have Been Rescued

You're looking at the happy face of Luis Urzua, the last of the 33 Chilean miners to be rescued. As he stepped out of the rescue capsule he was greeted with a sign proclaiming "Mission Accomplished Chile" and applause. [CNN] » 10/13/10 9:30pm 10/13/10 9:30pm

Video: First Of 33 Chilean Miners Has Been Rescued Successfully

We're watching the live stream of the operation to rescue trapped Chilean miners and we're happy to share this moment with you: The first seconds Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, has spent above ground in 68 days. » 10/12/10 11:31pm 10/12/10 11:31pm

You're Trapped 2,230 Feet Underground. This Hole Is Your Lifeline.

Newsweek has a fascinating short feature on the trapped Chilean miners, who despite being discovered weeks ago may not be freed until December. (Someone should send them a tiny computer and a copy of Minecraft to keep them occupied.) » 9/14/10 3:40pm 9/14/10 3:40pm

This Is What It Looks Like Inside the Collapsed Chilean Mine

The 33 Chilean miners trapped a half-mile underground have made a video of themselves and the place they may be staying for months using a camera handed down to them through a bore hole. They even sing a little bit! » 8/28/10 1:00am 8/28/10 1:00am

Australian Miners Wreck It

If you have always wondered how Australian miners amuse themselves when they are bored, wonder no longer. It is way cooler than any of us expected: they take a massive mining truck and use it to destroy land cruisers that are found unoccupied, all for funzies. Is there anything more fun than destroying large metal… » 11/11/07 10:02pm 11/11/07 10:02pm