Amazing photo of the Milky Way over Yellowstone's alien hot springs

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day has an amazing picture by Dave Lane today, a 16-photo panorama of the Milky Way arching over Silex Spring, Yellowstone National Park. The amazing pool colors—caused by bacteria thriving in the magma-heated waters—make this look like a picture from an alien world. » 8/28/14 12:17am 8/28/14 12:17am

Would you travel inside these pods attached to the wing of a jet?

The Aviationist's reader Bjørn Broten found these two shots of the Exint, a pod designed to carry special forces and wounded soldiers in and out the battlefield—attached to the wing of Harrier jets or Apache helicopters. Imagine that ride. People were joking yesterday, but if you want to see how this may feel, take a… » 12/05/13 9:53pm 12/05/13 9:53pm

Data Centers Will Be Manned By Engineers Sleeping in These Pods During…

The Olympics is all about grand feats of athletic prowess and endurance demonstrated by its competitors. But for the folks behind the scenes, it's hardly a party. In fact, engineers running data centers around the Olympics will be sleeping in these tiny pods next to their computers the whole time. » 4/12/12 11:40am 4/12/12 11:40am

Get Ready for the Next Natural Disaster By Hiding Inside a Giant Yellow…

With so many hurricanes and earthquakes and tsunamis and 2012 only being a year away, I wouldn't blame you for preparing for the end of the world. So feel free to buy the Noah Disaster Shelter, a gigantic yellow pod that can house 4 people. » 10/03/11 5:20pm 10/03/11 5:20pm

Would You Climb Into a Capsule To Escape a Tsunami?

A pair of former Boeing engineers are building an escape pod that would let people ride out the worst of a Tsunami inside a giant ball. The Tsunami capsules could hit the market in two years with a price tag as low as $1000. » 6/29/11 11:12pm 6/29/11 11:12pm

Twig Pod: A Hands-Free Monopod That Doubles as a Javelin

Monopods are usually quite handy, but if you're looking to take a self portrait, one leg's not gonna cut it. For that you better grab the Twig Pod, a collapsable monopod that can be used hands-free. » 6/07/11 5:20pm 6/07/11 5:20pm

The Solar Powered Pod House Would Be The Ideal Blogger's Home Office

If I had a backyard big enough for a home office, the MercuryHouseOne is what I'd be saving all my pocket money up for. It's a mobile solar-powered lounge, hard and space-age on the outside but warm and soft inside. » 1/22/10 3:20pm 1/22/10 3:20pm

This is How the Segway/GM PUMA Pod Flies Down the Street

Jalopnik has a clip from the Today Show demonstrating how the GM/Segway PUMA pod rolls about. And just like with the Batpod, Meredith Viera takes the sexy honors of a sexy first ride. » 4/07/09 12:30pm 4/07/09 12:30pm

Apple Sends Cease & Desist to Makers of Podium, Want Them to Ditch the…

Here's an insane move by Apple: sending a cease and desist to a company who makes an iPhone stand called the Podium for using the word "pod" in its name. What in the hell? » 3/18/09 4:40pm 3/18/09 4:40pm

Ovei is $100,000 Isolation Chamber for Gadgety Privacy

Sometimes you just want to shut the world out and tackle the next level of your fave game, don't you? The Ovei isolation pod, launched this week in the UK, will let you do just that. For the sum of $100,000. And before you fall about laughing, that cash will get you a unique capsule, designed by Lee McCormack and made… » 6/25/08 6:01am 6/25/08 6:01am

The PoD: Poor Man's Media PC

Sure, most of us would love to stream the world's digital content through our televisions, but it can get pricey real quick when media centers get involved. "The PoD" by Verismo Networks is a $99 box that supports basically any format of video that you can throw at it (from internet Flash clips like YouTube to… » 6/04/08 1:10pm 6/04/08 1:10pm

Transport Sleeping Pod Not for the Claustrophobic

Hole up in this egg-shaped Transport fiberglass pod, and next thing you know you'll be transcending into the ethereal abyss. Or, you can save yourself $10K by just getting up too early, and that'll make you feel pretty goddamned ethereal right there. » 3/26/07 2:40pm 3/26/07 2:40pm

The Pod Replaces Tripods (And has Nothing to do with iPod, Thank God)


One of the worst hassles about having a tripod is that you have to carry it around everywhere. I don't know about you, but I don't have too much space in my messenger bag for a decent-sized tripod. The Pod, from the tripod experts at Bogen, aims to solve that by providing a simple and stable camera support without… » 9/08/05 12:00pm 9/08/05 12:00pm