This cargo ship getting deformed in the middle of a storm is terrifying

Amazing video of a large cargo ship passing through a small storm and the effect it has on its steel megastructure, which bends and moves as if it were made with Play-Doh. I love the sea but looking at what it is capable of and how small we are compared to it, I get terrified. Watch and see what I mean. » 11/15/14 2:29am 11/15/14 2:29am

Revolutionary photo clearly shows star system forming for the first time

You are witnessing the formation of a solar system just like ours, 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus, as photographed in detail for the first time in history by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array international observatory in Chile. I'm absolutely stunned. » 11/06/14 9:28am 11/06/14 9:28am

This is first trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. It's narrated by Ultron (James Spader), and features all the team members—plus the much anticipated Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor. [UPDATED with highlights] » 10/22/14 8:20pm 10/22/14 8:20pm

These giant RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes—the one above is 85 percent of the original size!—and I have to wonder what's the point. OK, I know the point: It's awesome, but you may as well build the entire thing. » 10/10/14 12:45pm 10/10/14 12:45pm

Woman sings two notes simultaneously in amazing display of voice talent

German singer Anne-Maria Hefele has been training her voice since 2005 to become an polyphonic overtone singer. This means that she is capable of singing different scales of low notes (fundamentals) and high pitched notes (overtones) at the same time producing an otherworldly sound that gave me goosebumps. » 10/06/14 8:18am 10/06/14 8:18am

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was impossible because it goes against classical mechanics. But the fact is that the quantum vacuum plasma thruster works and scientists can't explain why. » 8/01/14 10:48am 8/01/14 10:48am

Beautiful architectural alphabet engravings should be built for real

Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City* where all these buildings were real. » 8/01/14 7:27am 8/01/14 7:27am

This skier must be a wizard or use anti-gravity skis

This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic than actual skiing. At one point I thought it was all CGI. » 7/30/14 12:34am 7/30/14 12:34am

Stunning selfie of a lone man facing a terrifying volcano pit

Look at that lonely guy, so tiny and fragile on the edge of the fiery Gates of Hell—the Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater. His name is Andrew Hara, the photographer who took this amazing self-portrait, which was just featured as photo of the day in National Geographic's Your Shot. How the hell did he do it? » 7/24/14 12:53am 7/24/14 12:53am

The amazing system that tested the most powerful rocket engine ever

A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing. » 7/18/14 3:16am 7/18/14 3:16am

Holy crap, a supersonic ping pong ball can destroy a ping pong paddle

Ping pong balls are fragile—they can be easily be crushed with your fingers. Ping pong paddles are really hard—they can easily break your finger bones and do serious damage. With that in mind, watch this video of a supersonic ping pong ball destroying a paddle in slow motion. It's incredible. » 6/19/14 2:07am 6/19/14 2:07am