Here are some fantastic starships to make you dream about the future

Watching cool illustrations of starships—like these fantastic designs by Mack Sztabais always an exercise of painful day dreaming for me. I always get into a black hole that gets me to new worlds and vessels that I would never see—which really sucks. I wish I were there, on board this Zeus cruiser. » 11/26/14 2:21pm Today 2:21pm

Rare footage of massive waterspouts connecting the ocean to the sky

Tornadoes terrify me. Being sucked into the sky never to return again was a recurring childhood nightmare of mine, one that felt extremely realistic. Which is why I shiver at the sight of these massive waterspouts. I imagine myself on a boat, being lifted up by some massive force, surrounded by sharks trying to bite… » 11/26/14 12:57pm Today 12:57pm

Watch these humans launch a lamb chop to space because why not

Why send this tandoori lamb chop to space when it can be in my belly? I don't know, but Nikesh Shukla and Nick Hearne thought it was a good idea to put it in a weather balloon and film its flight to the stars—or at least 25,000 kilometers up there. I can imagine ISS astronauts looking at this video and weeping. » 11/26/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

Watch New York's crazy airport taxi activity during the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is one of the most extreme cases, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data… » 11/24/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

This trick to show how invisible air moves seems like magic

This is called Schlieren optics, a cool technique that allows us to see how invisible air moves. Thanks to the difference of density between hot and cold air, light changes speed, bends, and creates visual distortions. Exactly the same thing that happens in the mirages but captured in a controlled environment. » 11/24/14 6:38am Monday 6:38am

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 Saturday 3:49pm

Scientists say these mysterious shrimp may hold keys to alien life

According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious shrimp and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may be similar—at the basic level—to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon. » 11/22/14 12:51am Saturday 12:51am

Mt. Asgard looks like the actual home of the Viking gods

Artur Stanisz takes perfect photos of landscapes. So perfect, in fact, that sometimes they seem unreal. Like this image of Mount Asgard, a strange double-peak on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It feels like the actual home of the Nordic Gods. The rest of his photos are even more stunning. » 11/22/14 12:11am Saturday 12:11am

The solitude of space exploration should be turned into a tablet game

There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it's nearly as good as any feature. » 11/21/14 11:51pm Friday 11:51pm

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 11/20/14 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 11/19/14 6:08pm