How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »Yesterday 3:03pm11/25/15 3:03pm


This moving 3D scan of life in Paris is truly stunning

Whoa. It’s like being able to have the vision to see the hidden skeleton of the city of light. Antoine Delach’s Ghost Cell is a “stereoscopic plunge into the guts of an organic Paris seen as a cell through a virtual microscope”. I just love how the look of daily life in Paris is seen in a completely new way. And how… »Tuesday 3:41pm11/24/15 3:41pm

Video: An airplane fuselage gets transformed into a stunning interstellar light show

Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every… »11/20/15 11:39am11/20/15 11:39am

Awesome picture of a V-22 Osprey makes it look like an invisible plane with star engines

The V-22 Osprey is easily one of our favorite aircraft in use today and this picture of it might be the coolest photo of the tiltrotor aircraft ever taken. Because of the haziness and the dust and the focus of the camera, it looks like the Osprey is about to turn on an invisible mode. Even cooler, is how the… »11/19/15 5:20pm11/19/15 5:20pm

The world's first supersonic private jet just got a lot closer to reality

Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,… »11/19/15 11:48am11/19/15 11:48am

Seeing this woman dance on a longboard is beautifully mind bending

The ground is flat, the board is moving, and yet she’s in complete control the entire time she’s dancing on the slithering longboard. It’s such a trippy thing to see because the dancer, Hyo Joo Ko, and the board seem to be moving independent of each other, even though they’re moving in concert. So your eyes follow two… »11/19/15 10:21am11/19/15 10:21am

Making the real life version of Katniss' bow from The Hunger Games is impressive

No one can bring weapons from fictional worlds into real life as well as the crew from Man At Arms: Reforged. The blacksmiths are just too good at what they do. This episode of the making of Katniss’ bow from The Hunger Games is especially cool because you get to see a big block of aluminum that weighs 19 pounds get… »11/16/15 7:02pm11/16/15 7:02pm

Biking through this moving fun house looks like a trippy video game in real life

What a complete and total mind spin. Kriss Kyle and Red Bull teamed up for this totally trippy BMX video called Kaleidoscope that employs what is essentially a fun house filled with ramps that are moving around and fun little holes to spin in until you disappear and so much more cool stuff. It’s like a bizarre level… »11/11/15 3:39pm11/11/15 3:39pm

Video: What movies thought the future would look like

It’s always fun to look back at movies set in the future and see what their vision of the future was. Even though it’s more a reflection of the time period the movie was made and their imagination is limited to what was around them, it’s cool to see what was right and what was totally off. Robert Jones made this… »11/10/15 5:50pm11/10/15 5:50pm

The flight of a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane from beginning to end 

Getting inside the cockpit and seeing the flight of a U-2 spy plane is so damn cool. Not only because it’s such a gorgeous looking plane—it’s basically a glider with an engine attached that can take it to the stratosphere—but because it’s also such a delicate one too. We get to see it take off and do the tenuous dance… »11/05/15 4:01pm11/05/15 4:01pm

Video: A stuffed Elmo doll gets totally disintegrated by a powerful jet engine

Never stand behind a jet engine because you don’t want to turn into this Tickle Me Elmo doll. Its skin gets ripped off from the sheer force and power of the engine and then once its guts are exposed, the torch does its duty in burning the rest. Poor little Elmo doll, that’s what you get for laughing so much. »11/05/15 1:15pm11/05/15 1:15pm

Powerful drill turns metal into molten metal as it drills

The Formdrill cuts through all kinds of metal with friction energy, which means that not only is a hole drilled out but a sort of thick metal ring is created around the hole too. ARVADEST writes, “the increased material thickness provides additional strength and mostly eliminates the need for inserted bushings or… »10/30/15 1:00pm10/30/15 1:00pm

What it's like to be inside the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt when it flies over the desert

Here’s a video from inside the A-10 Thunderbolt as it flies through Arizona. The perspective is really cool because you get to see how the world looks from inside the aircraft and see things flip and turn sideways too. It also totally looks like it’s flying over Mars or something. »10/30/15 10:59am10/30/15 10:59am