A cargo of birds weighs nothing when they take flight, and then double

If you're driving a truck full of birds, can you bang the truck and lighten your load as the birds launch into the air? Mythbusters concluded "no" when they tackled this question several years ago—but that's because they didn't have equipment as high-tech as these Stanford engineers'. The real answer, it appears, is a… » 1/16/15 9:43am 1/16/15 9:43am

Ask Mythbusters' Adam Savage Anything You Want

Being a genuine, card-carrying mythbuster is just about the best job anyone can hope for. And since most of us probably haven't managed to become one, we've got the next best thing—living vicariously through one. We're lucky enough to have Adam Savage from Mythbusters here to answer all your burning questions. » 10/21/14 2:45pm 10/21/14 2:45pm

Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong

When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun. » 9/20/14 3:49pm 9/20/14 3:49pm

Walk Around Adam Savage's Mini-Museum on Google Street View

Adam Savage isn't just one half of the Mythbusters power duo, he's the patron saint of awesome nerdiness. With decades in the movie prop and special effects business, he's got a jaw-dropping collection of cool stuff—and now you can tour Savage's Cave on Google Street View. Let's take a gander! » 7/10/14 9:45am 7/10/14 9:45am

Doodles and an iPhone Turn Adam Savage's Lab Into an Animated Playground

Ingenious animator Marty Cooper has turned the entire world into his plaything using little more than animation cels, an iPhone, and his own cute, imagined critters. Now, Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame has invited him into his workshop so you can see just how Cooper makes his animated magic come to life. » 7/03/14 10:04am 7/03/14 10:04am

MythBusters Tests Your Favorite Star Wars Stunts Tonight at 8PM ET

Crawling inside a dead tauntaun to keep warm. Smashing an AT-ST with logs. Swinging to safety while clutching a princess. The Star Wars series included tons of great scenes that made the realists of the world wonder, "can that really work?" Fortunately, the Mythbusters team is here to put them to the test, tonight at… » 1/04/14 5:00pm 1/04/14 5:00pm

Watch The Mythbusters Hilariously Answer If God Exists or Not

Mythbusters. Not only are they good at revealing what's true and what's myth but they're also awesome at figuring out life's tough questions, like, does God exist? Or at least, that's what College Humor thinks. In this parody video, this fake Mythbusters team sets out to test God's existence while also finding time to… » 9/24/12 9:00pm 9/24/12 9:00pm

MythBusters Was Banned from Talking About RFID Chips Because Credit…

RFID chips are super cool because those little buggers can beam things wirelessly. The guys at Mythbusters totally thought so too and wanted to make an episode about how trackable and hackable RFID chips were. Sounds amazing! Everyone would've learned more about the technology that's invisibly invading our lines.… » 2/03/12 5:40pm 2/03/12 5:40pm

Have No Fear, MythBusters Renewed For Seven More Years

At Comic Con last Saturday, the MythBusting team of Jamie, Adam, Tori, Grant, and Kari announced that their contracts have been extended for 7 more years. After sharing sneak peaks of their upcoming season, they told fans that they plan on taking on more superhero and comic book myths in the future. [Popular Mechanics » 7/30/10 5:24pm 7/30/10 5:24pm