Incredible video of an air tanker refueling a tanker against a full moon

Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest airplane videos I have ever seen. Thanks to the magic of telephoto lenses, the moon in this infrared clip looks impossibly gigantic. The fact that a KC-10 tanker is refueling another KC-10 tanker make the entire thing feel unreal—as in “I had a hard time believing this… » 5/23/15 1:48am Saturday 1:48am

Watch the furthest flight ever flown on a real life hoverboard

The Guinness World Records says that Catalina Alexandru Duru just pulled off the farthest flight ever traveled on a real life hoverboard: 905 feet and 2 inches. You can see him rise up 16 feet in the air on the hoverboard and then start cruising through the air over a lake with nothing but invisible underneath him in… » 5/22/15 10:19am Friday 10:19am

These ridiculously detailed aerial photos of London are so stunning

The weather isn’t great and the pubs close too early and the food is often better in other cities and yet London is still one of the capitals of the world and is packed with so much history. Photographer Vincent LaForet took these amazing aerial shots of London and seeing the city overhead like this reminds you why… » 5/20/15 6:10pm Wednesday 6:10pm

A close look at the crazy interfaces from The Avengers: Age of Ultron

One of my favorite things about watching movies is seeing the film’s vision of the user interfaces on screens and computers. They’re almost always over the top (like they were in the first Avengers) but I love to imagine that we’ll see all those exploded graphics in our future and pretend that all that information… » 5/19/15 9:12am Tuesday 9:12am

Making real Predator blades that are sharp and retractable is bad ass

Man at Arms: Reforged just showed off their latest movie weapon badassery and this time they recreated the retractable wrist blades from Predator. The design is especially sick because they made the entire gauntlet that Predators wear on their wrist and it can quickly shoot out with one motion. » 5/18/15 7:54pm 5/18/15 7:54pm

Breaking Bad expertly recreated with GTA V graphics is just fantastic

That’s it. GTA V is such an amazing world that it can be used to create anything. Let’s make movies and full seasons of TV shows using just GTA V graphics because this is just stunning. Here is a Breaking Bad tribute done completely with GTA V and it sums up a decent amount of the series pretty well. » 5/15/15 5:52pm 5/15/15 5:52pm

Beautiful photo shows white dwarf stars moving away from a star cluster

Like a celestial Rorschach test, I can see so many things when I stare at this wonderful photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s like static on a TV. Or like a crowded future city lit by buildings stacked on buildings. But what it really is is even cooler: it’s the first time pictures have been taken of… » 5/14/15 3:51pm 5/14/15 3:51pm

Flying jetmen stunningly soar all over Dubai in amazing video

Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a… » 5/11/15 8:33pm 5/11/15 8:33pm

How to make your own powerful vortex cannon that boom blasts the air

Let’s say you’re bored. Let’s say you’ve always dreamed of firing a cannon. Let’s say you like blowing things up. Let’s say you spend a free night building this kick ass vortex cannon that can blast the air silly. Let’s say it’d be totally worth it just to see these giant smoke ring explosions in real life. » 5/06/15 10:32am 5/06/15 10:32am

Video: Getting slapped with a hand of fire in slow motion is spectacular

There are a lot of cool things you can see in slow motion but few might be as satisfying as watching a hand on fire slapping a guy in the face. The face gets smushed in all kinds of ways with spit flying everywhere while the flames dance around all over the guy’s face and stays there a frighteningly few seconds too… » 5/05/15 5:24pm 5/05/15 5:24pm

US Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds don't even look like planes in this photo

I never get sick of photos of the USAF Thunderbirds doing their thing because they make real life look way cooler than any sort of movie or video game or fake effects. This picture of four Thunderbirds doing the “Diamond Bottom Up Pass maneuver” is taken at such an angle that they don’t even look like planes. » 5/05/15 11:12am 5/05/15 11:12am

10 of the craziest robot fights in movie history

Robots vs robots. Transformer vs Transformer. Terminator vs Terminator. Robot fights are awesome spectacles that are packed with blinding explosions and rumbling sound effects and unbelievable special effects that they’re perfect to watch in a big, loud and dark movie theater. Here are 10 of the craziest robot fights… » 5/04/15 4:31pm 5/04/15 4:31pm

Video: The first flight of Blue Origin's cool new suborbital spaceship

Blue Origin, the private space rocket company owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, just posted highlights from their first test rocket launch and it’s pretty damn cool. The Blur Origin New Shepard vertical takeoff, vertical landing spacecraft blasted off and reached a height of 58 miles before separating from its rocket and… » 4/30/15 2:10pm 4/30/15 2:10pm

Watch this insanely fast drone fly at impossible speeds into the clouds

Holy crap. Once this drone decides to go, it just guns it like a warp speed rocket ship into the air. It’s so fast that I can’t believe it’s real. But Quadmovr has been showing iterations of its super fast drone for months now and everything else in the video seems to be moving at a normal speed so my God, this is… » 4/29/15 2:23pm 4/29/15 2:23pm

What happens when you pour molten aluminum into a watermelon

Here’s what I thought was going to happen when I saw molten aluminum get poured into a watermelon: it would explode, it would destroy the melon, it would eviscerate the flesh, it would burn everything in site, it would be stupid but it would be fun because watermelons are fun to destroy. But here’s what actually… » 4/29/15 1:10pm 4/29/15 1:10pm

These photos of four F-35s refueling in the air are so amazing

Pumping gas never looked so good. Here’s an awesome photo from Lockheed Martin showing four F-35s sipping fuel from a KC-130j tanker plane. It captures the entire view, from below and to the side to up front and up close. Seeing fighter jets refuel in the air will probably never get old to me, especially when it looks… » 4/29/15 9:21am 4/29/15 9:21am