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Impressive aerial photo of a massive dust storm devouring Texas

Twitter user Chris (RaiderTex52) just posted this photograph taken yesterday by his friend Ryan Scott, flying at 38,000 feet northwest of Amarillo, Texas. It's a massive haboob—the arabic term for a type of intense dust storm. It just looks like The Nothingness is eating Texas like a good juicy steak. » 3/12/14 11:35pm 3/12/14 11:35pm

Goodbye, Astrodome: Texans Reject a Plan to Save the Decaying Marvel

Houstonians might be eager to snap up pieces of the Astrodome's turf and concession stands, but they weren't prepared to authorize $217 million in bonds to preserve the aging stadium through a redevelopment scheme that would transform it into a convention center. On Tuesday, Houston voters rejected the plan, "very… » 11/07/13 9:40am 11/07/13 9:40am

This 750-Pound Cannon Fires Delicious Tacos 200 Feet Because Texas

Taco Cannon? Taco Cannon. Created by the mexican restaurant Torchy's for this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, this modified t-shirt cannon will be making several scheduled appearances. All the video of this thing in action on YouTube suck. If you shoot or find something better send it to us. [Upproxx and TMDaily] » 11/02/12 6:04pm 11/02/12 6:04pm

This NASA Simulator Fakes Space in the Middle of Texas

With modern space travel now the work of private industry operating under the guidance of NASA, how do you make sure that the custom hardware running on, say the Dragon Module interfaces with the custom hardware aboard the ISS? You bug-test the shit out of them beforehand in NASA's Systems Engineering Simulator. » 6/20/12 11:30am 6/20/12 11:30am