Drone video shows the snow wall storm from the inside

We have seen lots of impressive images and time-lapse video of the snow wall that buried entire cities in upstate New York but this is the first drone video filmed behind it, taken in West Seneca by Jim Grimaldi. A new lake effect, powered by arctic winds from the north pole and Siberia, is now hitting the area again. » 11/20/14 3:28am Yesterday 3:28am

Cool photos of F-22s and F-35s flying together for the first time

Behold the F-22 Raptor (top two) and F-35 Lightning II (bottom two) flying together for the first time in history. Arguably the two most technologically advanced military jets in the world, the Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger—commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron—says they mix together like peanut butter and jelly: » 11/19/14 6:08pm Wednesday 6:08pm

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots own U2 in perfect cover of Desire

U2 was going to perform in Jimmy Fallon for the entire week. But, as Fallon explains in this video, Bono broke an arm this weekend and they had to cancel. Amazingly enough, he and the Roots filled in and performed Desire—one of U2 best songs, from the 1988 Rattle and Hum. It was as good or better than the young U2. » 11/18/14 5:46pm Tuesday 5:46pm

Why NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece back

Not to be outdone by their ESA colleagues, NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece of it back. Her name is OSIRIS-REx, and she will be visiting Bennu—great name for an outpost in a sci-fi movie—one of the primordial asteroids that have been orbiting the Sun for millions of years. This is why: » 11/18/14 12:28pm Tuesday 12:28pm

SR-71 Blackbird pilot explains how the cockpit works from the inside

Last Friday you saw the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit in glorious ultra-HD. Veteran Blackbird pilot Richard Graham explains how the cockpit actually works in this fascinating video filmed inside the cockpit. Lots of technical words, but seeing him moving around inside that tight cockpit is really cool. » 11/17/14 10:26am Monday 10:26am

Mad man uses insane wingsuit jumper as his personal flying carpet

As if wingsuits and BASE jumping weren't dangerous enough, skydivers Espen Fadnes and Bjørn Magne Bryn decided that it would be cool to dock midair, one acting like a magic carpet and the other surfing standing on top. Well, Espen and Bjørn: You're totally right. That was cool—and fucking crazy too. » 11/15/14 1:45am 11/15/14 1:45am

First comet drilling ever confirmed: 100% successful mission, says ESA

Against all odds, Philae has confirmed that the first ever drilling of a comet has happened! ESA has received telemetry data indicating that the drill worked. They also managed to send ALL data before going into sleep mode. What is Philae going to find? Perhaps the building blocks of life? UPDATE 5. » 11/14/14 6:07pm 11/14/14 6:07pm

Impressive 1980s photo of old jet fighters flying over Giza's pyramids

I'm completely nerdgasming out over this image of old jet fighters flying over the pyramids of Giza during operation Bright Star in 1983. If I'm not mistaken, I see from left to right, top to bottom: F-4 Phantom, Mirage (III?), MiG-19, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-14 Tomcat, A-6 Intruder, MiG-21, and A-7 Corsair. » 11/14/14 5:19pm 11/14/14 5:19pm

The Fantastic Mr. Fox turned into the future Oscar-winner Foxcatcher

Critics think that Foxcatcher—the film about 1988 Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz sight Channing Tatum and Steve Carell—may win the Oscar for best picture next year. I think they should give it to Sploid reader Jonathan Hartwig, who sent us this brilliant mashup trailer for Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Foxcatcher. » 11/14/14 12:35pm 11/14/14 12:35pm

David Bowie's new song is surprisingly dark and jazzy

David Bowie has a new song in his retrospective album Nothing Has Changed. It's called Sue (Or In a Season of Crime), a dark jazz track full of dissonance that would be perfect for a Hitchcock movie or, better yet, a film starring Alain Delon and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Watch the equally dark video here: » 11/13/14 10:17pm 11/13/14 10:17pm