Purgatory Iron Works answers the inane internet argument about whether or not jet fuel can melt steel beams in this mic dropping video. The argument has always been that jet fuel burns at 1500 degrees and that steel only melts at 2700 degrees so therefore jet fuel cannot melt steel beams and 9/11 was a conspiracy.
Battery life on modern gadgets sucks—so why not power your mobile devices with something a little more potent like, err, jet fuel? That's the idea of researchers from the University of Utah, who think that fuel cells could efficiently be made to run using the same fuel as fighter jets.
Maybe we won't suck up all of Earth's resources and destroy our planet just yet. Scientists say that they have created solar jet fuel using just sunlight, water and carbon dioxide for the very first time. That's basically creating fuel from thin air.
British Airways has an ambitious and smelly plan: convert municipal waste into 120,000 metric tons of jet fuel. By 2017, they say, the first factory in the world to turn garbage into jet fuel will be up and running. Waste-fueled transatlantic flights could come soon after.
In a display of blatant disregard for Nancy Reagan and her pleas to the contrary, Russia's bears, no longer able to resist the sweet temptation of gasoline, have found themselves suffering from a good, ol' fashioned jet fuel addiction.
Since 1998, fuel pipeline owners in California were required by law to give local officials detailed maps of their underground pipe network. Problem is, many companies submitted inaccurate maps early on and haven't updated them.