Awesome photos of the Panama Canal lock gates being installed

The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons. The 3,285-ton 9-story-high gate is 33 feet (10 meters) wide. » 12/17/14 6:41am Wednesday 6:41am

The incredible evolution of video game graphics in one image

This picture represents over 30 years of progress in video game graphics. And my, how far we've come. On one side, we have Indiana Jones in the video game version of Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600. On the other side, we have Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4 on the PS4. We'll let you guess which side is which. » 12/10/14 10:24pm 12/10/14 10:24pm

Why Orion's launch is the best news for humanity in a long time

I have always been sad that I never got to see the beginning of humanity's ultimate journey—and even sadder to realize that in 1972 we abandoned a path that could have possibly gotten us to other planets by now. On December 5, 2014, we opened the gate to that path again. We should rejoice—we are going back to the… » 12/06/14 12:32am 12/06/14 12:32am

This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below. » 11/22/14 3:49pm 11/22/14 3:49pm

Comet landing live coverage: New images from the comet

The Philae spacecraft is now on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a historic event. However, we are not sure about its state. It may even be upside down after bouncing not once but twice. Telemetry seems to indicate that it has landed three times. Updating live: New pictures released. » 11/13/14 1:20am 11/13/14 1:20am