The Army's Building a Drone-Only Airport in Texas

It's no secret that the US military is in L-O-V-E, love with its unmanned aerial fleet. The infatuation has reached fever pitch, in fact, now that the Army has begun construction of a brand new airport in central Texas that will only be accessible to its two favorite flying drones. » 12/10/14 4:11pm 12/10/14 4:11pm

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About the First U.S. Ebola Patient

Today, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.: a man who was traveling in Liberia and is now at a hospital in Dallas. Should you panic about Ebola now? Nope, and here's why. » 9/30/14 5:55pm 9/30/14 5:55pm

Cool Texas Megachurch Explains How Predator Drones Are Just Like God

It sees your every move. It can stamp out your life in a millisecond. You can neither see nor hear it, but it's always above you. Watching. If you're struggling to understand God, allow a Dallas pastor to offer a more relatable metaphor: Drones. » 8/28/14 11:15am 8/28/14 11:15am

The World’s First Commercial Space Launchpad Is To Be in South Texas

Elon Musk has announced that Space X is to build the world's first commercial space launchpad—and it will be near Brownsville in south Texas, reportedly America's most impoverished region. » 8/05/14 7:20am 8/05/14 7:20am

These Are The Insane Trucks Texans Use To Hunt Birds

"Quail rigs" are exactly what they sound like; vehicles set up specifically for hunting little birds when "hunting" means riding around on a swivel chair strapped to the front bumper of a truck. But seriously, they're pretty damn cool. » 3/25/14 3:37pm 3/25/14 3:37pm

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

Training for Underground Warfare at a Nuclear Weapons Complex in Texas

In the early, angst-filled days of the Cold War, miners starting carving the insides out of a hill between Dallas and Austin, Texas. The workers didn't know what they were building, but—at 7,000 acres—it was huge. At that point in time, it was only known as "Project 76." » 2/18/14 1:20pm 2/18/14 1:20pm

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

36-Gigapixel Image Captures Ancient Petroglyphs in Texas

The work of photographer Mark Willis combines advanced imaging and fabrication technologies with archaeological exploration, often producing breath-taking images, 3D models, and highly accurate virtual environments from ancient sites in the U.S. Southwest. » 9/27/13 4:00pm 9/27/13 4:00pm

The Houston Texans Now Have the Biggest Jumbotron in the NFL

Someone might want to check on Jerry Jones because the Houston Texans are about to take a title the Cowboys have held since 2009. This Sunday, the Texans will unveil the biggest jumbotron in the NFL. » 8/16/13 10:09am 8/16/13 10:09am

Did Google Accidentally Announce Its Next Fiber City?

We've all been quietly—or loudly—hoping that our town would be the next to get Google's speedy fiber. In the wee hours of the morning, Google announced the next lucky metropolis. And then immediately took it back. » 4/06/13 9:00am 4/06/13 9:00am

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

Woman Arrested for Posting an Undercover Cop's Photo on Facebook

Melissa Walthall of Mesquite, Texas and her buddy George Pickens have both been charged with the egregious crime of "retaliation" after a Walthall posted the photo of an undercover police officer on Facebook. Not smart! » 10/15/12 12:08pm 10/15/12 12:08pm

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

This Dallas Baseball-Sized Hail Can Kill You (Updated With Video)

This is amazing. We knew that baseball-sized hail was falling in Dallas, now under heavy beating by tornadoes, but look at these things. And look at that car! If these balls of ice hit you on the head, you are dead. » 4/03/12 4:23pm 4/03/12 4:23pm

Police Drone Crashes into Police

The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's Office had a big day planned. After becoming the first department in the country with its own aerial drone ($300,000!), they were ready for a nice photo op. And then the drone crashed into a SWAT team. » 3/05/12 11:20am 3/05/12 11:20am

Doctors Are Testing Special K as an Instant Depression Remedy

Part of why Special K—the drug, not the cereal—has become so massively popular in the club scene is because of its ability to instantly improve the user's mood. Now, doctors in Texas are studying if that effect can help treat cases of severe depression. » 1/30/12 9:40pm 1/30/12 9:40pm

Drone Pilot Discovers River of Meat Blood

A Dallas drone hobbyist was flying his rig around one bright Texan afternoon, scouting the skies, when he hovered across something perturbing: an enormous, oozing river of blood behind a meatpacking plant. That's gross and illegal! Here come the cops. » 1/23/12 9:20pm 1/23/12 9:20pm

These Ants Terrorize Everything—Even Gadgets

It should first be stated that these ants aren't just crazy, they're scientifically crazy. Known as the Rasberry Crazy Ant, they've garnered a reputation in the US for moving in massive colonies and destroying everything in their path. And they're spreading. » 9/26/11 11:20am 9/26/11 11:20am