The mysterious eye of the cosmos is watching you

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day is back with a winner: Saturn's crescent phase captured by Cassini with its rings and the moon Rhea. It looks like a menacing eye from a colossal evil being from another dimension opening in the darkness of space, watching all of us. There's an amazing movie too: » 1/08/15 10:23pm 1/08/15 10:23pm

This guy can control water by shooting vortexes with his mouth

It looks so effortless for him. And not only can freediver David Helderle blow underwater bubble rings as easily as you and I blink, he can control those mini vortexes to make fun designs and spin rings. It's like Aquaman decided to become an artist or something. » 8/09/14 12:35am 8/09/14 12:35am

There's More to This Image of Saturn Than Meets the Eye

Although it might look like a lot of the other images you've seen of Saturn, there's far more to this picture than meets the eye. » 1/22/14 5:00am 1/22/14 5:00am

How Enormous Cosmic Dust Rings Form Over 100,000 Years

When it comes to planetary accessories, we've got our moon, but lovely as it is, it doesn't hold a candle to some of the flashier bits of flair out there. I'm talking about rings. Here's where they come from. » 7/12/13 4:40pm 7/12/13 4:40pm

What Life on Earth Would Look Like If Earth Had Rings Like Saturn

Every so often when the Moon is especially ginormous or we can see Venus or Mars from Earth, humans collectively freaks out. So cool three exclamation points, we scream. Look how big with thirty i's, we yell. And it's warranted! Seeing things that don't belong in the sky pop up, well, in the sky is fun. So could you… » 5/24/13 1:00am 5/24/13 1:00am

Can You Find Venus Hiding Inside Saturn's Rings?

If you're looking at the picture above and now checking your screen to see if you have a dead pixel, don't worry, you don't. That's just Venus hiding through Saturn's rings. Taken by the Cassini, Earth's twin planet looks like a blinding white speck of dust. » 3/04/13 8:00pm 3/04/13 8:00pm

Escape Everything But Marriage With This Saw-Stashing Titanium Ring

It's probably not the best idea to plot a daring escape should you ever find yourself confined with a pair of handcuffs or plastic zip-ties. But if you and John Law don't get along, consider this clever Titanium Escape Ring that hides a small lockpick and saw. Just remember, the one thing it can't get you out of are… » 2/11/13 9:52am 2/11/13 9:52am

This Indiana Jones Ring Is Worth Way More Than Any Golden Idol

How do you propose to the ultimate Indy fan? Not with snakes or crystal skulls, that's for sure. You pop the question with the snap of a whip. Or at least a whip ring. » 1/24/12 11:20pm 1/24/12 11:20pm

Old Tech Reincarnated as New Bling

Where does technology go when it dies? If it's lucky, designer Paola Mirai snaps it up and incorporates it into her Cirkuita collection, a mix of jewelry that combines circuits and transistors and other gear ephemera with a material called orotransparente to create wearable pins, rings, and baubles. Beats the junkyard… » 5/10/11 12:40am 5/10/11 12:40am

Emoticon Rings Put Your Feelings on Your Fingers

Chao & Eero Jewel from Finland made these hilarious emoticon rings that show happy faces, smiling eyes and other forms of emoticons in ring form. Nothing like expressing your feelings right on your sleeve, er, finger these days, right? Though I do wish I could get a stone face or cry face ring for those darker days… » 4/23/11 7:00pm 4/23/11 7:00pm

Control Your Phone With a Magnetic Ring

These days smartphones let you do practically anything, but you still have to reach in to your pocket to use them. Now, researchers at Nokia aim to solve that problem with a magnetic ring dubbed Nenya, after a ring found in The Lord of the Rings, that you can twist around your finger to control your phone. » 4/13/11 11:40pm 4/13/11 11:40pm

Show How Electric Your Love Is With $200 Rings

The electricity that courses through your body whenever you're together. The way you fit perfectly in her arms, powering you up. The voltage you feel as the relationship sours, when you stick your ring into a wall-socket. [Artifacts via DesignMilk] » 12/29/10 4:40am 12/29/10 4:40am

Your Marriage Will Destroy Your Television

You didn't misread that headline. Your marriage—and wearing a loose-fitting wedding ring while playing Kinect—can destroy your television. » 11/25/10 11:00pm 11/25/10 11:00pm

Pretty Soon, Your Gold Wedding Band Can Be Any Color You Want

Researchers have figured out how to use a specific engraving technique in order to alter the frequency of light a metal—any metal—absorbs or reflects. How? By carving tiny rings, smaller than the wavelengths of light. » 11/12/10 11:40pm 11/12/10 11:40pm

The Rube Goldberg Marriage Proposal

Marriage can be complicated. Everyone knows that. But marriage proposals can be complicated, too—just ask Robert, a Gizmodo reader who constructed an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine to deliver his girlfriend's engagement ring. Watch the big moment zip-line in. » 10/05/10 4:40pm 10/05/10 4:40pm

People Actually Get Married With Those Lego Rings

No, Giz editor Jesus Diaz didn't get married again. But the rumors are now confirmed: There are real humans who use these Lego rings to tie the knot, for real. [Flickr via ColorMeKatie via Hello Lucky] » 9/30/10 5:20am 9/30/10 5:20am

I'd Like My Ring Samurai Style

Despite a lifelong fascination with the pinkie ring and a brief flirtation with a Livestrong bracelet, I've never actually worn jewelry. I might have to revise that stance, though, for this ring forged by Samurai swordmaking technique. » 9/16/10 9:20pm 9/16/10 9:20pm

How To Make Your Own Engagement Ring

Matt Katz is the fiancé every DIY girl dreams of. Here he explains how he painstakingly constructed a gorgeous engagement ring: bending the band, setting the gem, and polishing it all off. Think of it as "I Do-It-Yourself." » 8/19/10 5:40pm 8/19/10 5:40pm

Prevent Imposter Lovers With The Fingerprint Ring

Are you paranoid that your lover uses a lookalike stunt double on occasion? That her twin sister shows up instead of her? With the fingerprint ring, you can just compare fingerprints and know when it's the real thing. » 10/13/09 11:25pm 10/13/09 11:25pm