After Losing Nukes, Air Base Fails Inspection: Security Caught Playing Games On Cellphones

After losing track of six nuclear warheads last year, you would think that the crack security team at Minot Air Force Base would pull it together for their much anticipated nuclear security inspection. Unfortunately, you would be mistaken. Inspectors from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency failed the security wing… » 5/30/08 2:50pm 5/30/08 2:50pm

Top Gun 2008: Biggest RC Airplane Competition in the World

Click to viewThey may not be made of LEGO or Star Wars-related, but if you like amazingly detailed, huge aircraft models—like the SR-71 above—head to Lakeland, Florida, and Top Gun 2008: the 20th anniversary edition of the biggest RC model competition in the world. It starts tomorrow, five days of pure nerdgasm » 4/22/08 4:30pm 4/22/08 4:30pm

Paper Sheet Protects World from Nuclear Holocaust

A report released this month by the Pentagon has revealed the truth behind the B-52 bomber—loaded with six live nuclear warheads—flying over the US, a mistake that could have had catastrophic consequences. Their explanation: a 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of printed paper used to differentiate between nuclear and conventional… » 4/10/08 7:45am 4/10/08 7:45am

Iron Monger Looks Like Badass Old Italian Espresso Machine

Yeah. New Iron Man trailer. Shorter than the amazing full trailer, but with a few new seconds. Tony "Iron Man, it's kind of catchy" Stark still looks like a billion dollars. And Virginia "Pepper" Potts looks like a trillion. Iron Monger, however, looks like a gigantabolous vintage Italian espresso machine, as you can… » 3/27/08 11:30pm 3/27/08 11:30pm

Sweded Tron Movie Is Probably Best Sweded Movie Ever

While it's not the entire movie, this sweded lightcycle scene from Tron, every computer geek's favorite movie this side of War Games, has to be the best sweded version of a film in the entire history of sweded films. It may not be as funny as the hilarious sweded BigDog quadruped robot or the sweded Star Wars after… » 3/27/08 7:45am 3/27/08 7:45am

New Video of BigDog Quadruped Robot Is So Stunning It's Spooky

Update: If you were amazed by this, don't miss the hilarious spoof. It's even better. Boston Dynamics keeps working on their BigDog quadruped robot, which will probably grow to be the future AT-AT of the Pentagon. Its evolution since the last time we saw it is nothing sort of mindblowing, and a bit spooky. » 3/17/08 10:47am 3/17/08 10:47am

Pixar's Wall•e New Full Trailer Blasts Us Into Space

I've to confess that I wasn't sure about Pixar's upcoming Wall•e, the story of a robot who is left behind to clean Earth by a starbound human race. After seeing how amazingly mindblowtastic the full trailer is, it's now higher than the greatest drunk hero of all time in the must-watch list, although still below the… » 3/12/08 3:38pm 3/12/08 3:38pm

Jet-Powered Minivan Is Probably Batman's Aunt's Car

This van has been retrofitted with a Rolls-Royce Nimbus helicopter jet turbine by Chris Krug, who should really be working for Tony Stark. The jet turbine has about 1,000 shaft horsepower at 2,100 RPM, which allows it to do 1/8th of a mile at 103mph in 7.14 seconds. Not bad for a Dodge Caravan, especially one that can… » 3/04/08 9:50am 3/04/08 9:50am

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope in Awesome Video Action (Verdict: My God, It's Full of Stars)

Witness the power of the fully operational Microsoft WorldWide Telescope, as Roy Gould and Curtis Wong walk the audience at TED through this stunning software effort. Some experts say that the WorldWide Telescope, which puts together terabytes of information from telescopes all over the world to make a seamless… » 2/28/08 9:00am 2/28/08 9:00am

Aquadom Is Largest Cylindrical Aquarium on the Planet

Click to viewWhat do you do with a 25-meter-high acrylic glass cylinder, 238,000 gallons of sea water, 2,600 fish from 56 different species, and two divers? The Aquadom, the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, that's what. In its core there's an elevator that travels through a cylinder of glass. As you will see… » 2/19/08 12:10pm 2/19/08 12:10pm

The Biggest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy

Rob Foster has almost all the Star Wars figures and models known to mankind, Hutts and Bothans. He and his girlfriend share their home with an overwhelming army of Star Wars collectibles, from vintage 1977 figures to full battalions of the latest Storm Troopers and giant Ultimate Collector LEGO models, in and out of… » 2/19/08 9:30am 2/19/08 9:30am

Kota the Triceratops Is Amazing, Eats Deep-Fried Pleos for Breakfast

I'm in awe with Kota The Triceratops Dinosaur, a $300 fully articulated 40-inch-long robot in the shape of a real-sized baby triceratops that, according to Playskool, any kid can ride. Yes. Full size. Baby. Triceratops. Riding. Robot. Really, this thing looks so cool that makes the Pleo look like a bag of bricks. » 2/15/08 1:53pm 2/15/08 1:53pm

Indiana Jones IV Trailer Makes Us Wet Our Pants

Here's the trailer for the most anticipated movie of all time, at least for me: Indiana Jones IV. We knew there are going to be aliens and Soviet soldiers led by Cate Blanchett, but one thing is seeing those made of LEGO and the other is to actually see how all looks like. Which is, amazing. Let's hope it is as good… » 2/14/08 3:38am 2/14/08 3:38am

Sony CineAlta 4K SRX-R220: Ultra-HD Cinema-in-a-Box System Could Probably Destroy Planets Too

Witness the obliterating power and sheer magnificence of the new Sony CineAlta 4K SRX-R220, the projector that can display 8.850.000 pixels of ultra high definition footage in movie theaters, crazy rich people's home theaters and probably be integrated as deathly weaponry in any space battle station. » 4/25/07 6:42am 4/25/07 6:42am