The Phoenix Force is one of the deadliest entities in the entire Marvel universe, a roiling mass of pure destruction that leaves nothing but cinders in its wake. Usually, it’s associated with the iconic Phoenix sagas in the pages of X-Men, but now the entity is back—and playing its part in a totally unexpected story.
Check out this a microburst near Phoenix, AZ, sas hot from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. According to Bryan Snider, the photographer who captured this terrorstorm sweeping across the rapidly-darkening Arizona sky, there was flash flooding in the area. Oh yeah, and lightning, high winds, and hail.
Google has announced that it’s expanding its self-driving car tests to Phoenix, Arizona, in order to test how the cars handle high temperatures and desert dust.
Adrien Servadio made this beautiful video showing Fanny Sage dancing around while surrounded by fire. The special effects flames that encompass her makes it look like she's regenerating like a burning phoenix. The video is NSFW but it's absolutely mesmerizing.
Phoenix, Arizona, is a famously fast-growing city. But, instead of growing up, the city has almost uniformly grown out, with terracotta-tiled subdivisions consuming the adjacent desert at a frightening rate: some estimates claim its suburbs grew an acre per hour during the early 2000s housing boom.
No trip to France is complete without seeing the grand gardens and spectacular palace at Versailles, the place that epitomizes the excess of 18th century France. Who better to lead the tour than everybody's favorite 21st century French band, Phoenix. Plus also too, drones.
Last year, NASA's Curiosity Rover confirmed something discovered by multiple previous Martian landers: the surface of the red planet is full of reactive chlorinated hydrocarbons known as perchlorates. That's great news for the search for life on Mars, but it could be a disaster for any new life hoping to travel there.
Art nouveau heroines are the latest trend among fan artists, but Hanie Mohd has added a fashionable touch, draping Marvel's superheroines in long, flowing dresses based on their slim-fitting costumes.
The DARPA Tactical Technology Office wants swarms of small spacecraft that would go to space, attach to dead satellites, and use their components to create new working satellites. The idea is fascinating—although it seems too wild to become real anytime soon.
We heard hints of this project at the New York Comic-Con and we know that Cable is squaring off against the Avengers in January. But starting in March 2012, Avengers Vs. X-Men — a 12-issue, biweekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction — will see…
Mutant haute couture tends to begin and end with leather jackets, pouches, not-battlefield-worthy corsets, and blue-and-yellow school uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination.
Launching satellites is a risky proposition—costing as much as $10,000 a pound to make orbit and little recourse if a critical piece malfunctions. So, DARPA has devised a system to recycle the $300 billion worth of orbiting dead satellites into a zombie antenna array.
The asphalt in Phoenix is turning green, and not because of a strange natural phenomenon or some environmentalist campaign. Rather, it's a solar reflective coating that can reduce ground temperatures by 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Much like pimpin', shooting 770 pounds of scientific equipment through 36 million miles of space and getting it to then work on the surface of another planet ain't easy. Martian Summer recounts the unyielding determination and technological innovation needed to get there.
The scrolling shoot 'em up genre isn't exactly known for its simplicity or ease—which is why Phoenix for iOS sounds so insanely great. Beyond the bullets-everywhere craziness, the gameplay is randomly generated each time. And endless. Pew pew.
From 1974-1975, Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman's Atlas Comics attracted major talents like Steve Ditko and Neal Adams, created dozens of original characters, and promptly disappeared. Now, Goodman's grandson Jason is resurrecting Atlas in time for the New York Comic-Con.
NASA's Viking probes were colossally disappointing for those looking for life on Mars - not only were there no signs of life, we didn't even find its essential building blocks. Or maybe we just didn't know what to look for.
Illustrator Cliff Chiang has rendered Marvel Comics' most notorious — and immature — love triangle in an homage to one of Hughes' most beloved teen-angst-o-ramas, Pretty in Pink.
Astro City writer Kurt Busiek shares a genuine piece of comic history at his blog: the original notes for the story that became the return of X-Men's Jean Grey, unseen even by the people who actually wrote the story. [Busiek.com]