Want to instantly shatter a car window? Just throw a tiny porcelain bit

If I had to pick a hammer or a tiny piece of porcelain to shatter a car window, I'd probably think nothing of it and grab the mallet. NatGeo proves me wrong. A little itty bitty piece of porcelain chipped off a spark plug does much more damage to a car window and is so much more easy to use too. Just chuck it at the… » 2/21/14 2:01am 2/21/14 2:01am

Shattered Raspberries Are Coolest Slow-Mo Snack

Fruit and cereal, it's a tried and true combo. You might even venture to call it boring. But damned if there's anything—anything—that can't be improved with a little liquid nitrogen and super slow-motion. » 4/05/13 2:37pm 4/05/13 2:37pm

40 Sharp and Shattered Photographs

We're surrounded by broken things. But what if, instead of lamenting that it's garbage, we changed our world view? What if we saw the broken as beautiful? For this week's Shooting Challenge, Gizmodo photographers did just that. » 2/28/12 2:00pm 2/28/12 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Shattered

Our world celebrates the perfect—smooth, virgin surfaces, on our bodies and possessions alike. For this week's Shooting Challenge, make the broken beautiful. Capture an intricate shatter. » 2/22/12 2:40pm 2/22/12 2:40pm

How to Shatter Glass With Your Voice (With the Help of Gadgets)

Ten years of vocal training is a high price to pay just to carry out the party trick of being able to shatter a glass with your yelps, but what if we told you that you could do the same thing with a gadget? All you have to do is take a glass, set it in front of an amp+mic system, and manage to match your singing to… » 3/12/08 4:39pm 3/12/08 4:39pm