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

Steve Wozniak Is Making a Reality TV Show About Futuristic Tech

Engineer, philanthropist, Apple co-founder and Gizmodo contributor Steve Wozniak is teaming up with Mythbusters' Kari Byron (seen in the photo above) for an upcoming reality show called The Woz. » 12/01/14 5:43pm 12/01/14 5:43pm

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

Can You Kill Someone With an Icicle? Slingshot Maniac Investigates

Everyone's favorite vaguely Eastern European slingshot enthusiast is back again to endanger both himself and the people he loves. Except this time, Joerg is flinging ice—because winter is coming. » 4/06/14 9:00pm 4/06/14 9:00pm

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

Get a Peek Inside Mythbuster Adam Savage's Workshop and See His Cool…

If your job is being a mythbuster, well, you're bound to have awesome stuff in your workshop. Tested visited Adam Savage in his shop and found some ridiculously awesome technology, like a 1981 1GB hard drive that weighed 75 pounds. » 10/15/12 9:00pm 10/15/12 9:00pm

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

Can an Excavator Really Row a Freaking Boat?

Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the Saigon River floats the most insane, makeshift boat I've ever seen. Seriously. It looks like a floating concrete block being rowed by a construction excavator. Huh? » 4/11/12 1:20pm 4/11/12 1:20pm

How Many Explosions, How Much Duct Tape and How Many Myths Have the…

Everyone's favorite iconoclastic show, Mythbusters, has been around for 9 years, 10 seasons and 187 episodes. Ever wonder what they've done with all that TV time? Well how about testing 833 myths, conducting 2,510 experiments and using 13.5 tons of explosives? » 3/29/12 1:40pm 3/29/12 1:40pm

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

How The Mythbusters Accidentally Punched a Six-Inch Cannonball Hole in…

The cannonball was supposed to blast through an array of water barrels and a cinderblock wall. Supposed to. Instead it hit the wall, a hill, a house, and Jasbir Gill's Toyota Sienna. Now do you see why they tell you not to try this at home? » 12/07/11 12:40am 12/07/11 12:40am

Mythbusters to Host Discovery's Documentary on Steve Jobs

Here's a TV show to queue up your DVR. Our favorite Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are teaming up to honor Steve Jobs in an hour-long documentary that'll air on the Discovery Channel later this month. » 10/10/11 10:00pm 10/10/11 10:00pm

A Man Caught in an Exploding Toilet Baffles Military Leaders

What the hell? A Royal Australian Air Force man suffered severe burns yesterday after he was caught in a porta-potty explosion. And no one seems to be sure why it happened. I smell a conspiracy. » 7/27/11 9:20am 7/27/11 9:20am

Adam Savage Mythbusting Airport Security: "What the F*ck, TSA?"

Watch Adam Savage showing proof of the ineptitude/inefficacy/idiocy of the TSA's practices at airport security checkpoints. He's not the first. Plenty of people have similar stories, even going through body scanners with knives. Clearly, we need other security policies. » 11/23/10 10:36am 11/23/10 10:36am

Obama Commands Mythbusters Crew to Fire Ancient Solar Death Ray

Fringe right wing conspiracy theorists are aren't delusional! Obama is planning to take over the nation, starting with a December appearance on Mythbusters, asking the team to ready Archimedes' solar ray. He's bummed he won't get to shoot it, though. » 10/18/10 4:32pm 10/18/10 4:32pm

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

This Week's 10 Best iPhone Apps

In this week's personally approved app roundup: Alternative browsers, allowed! TV shows, appified! Your health, minded! Old games, emulated! Your international reputation, protected! And more... » 4/16/10 9:20pm 4/16/10 9:20pm