The future of SpaceX rockets looks so freaking awesome in this new video

Despite the 80s hard rock soundtrack—or maybe because of it—SpaceX's new 3D animation showing their future Falcon Heavy in action, complete with the landing of three of its stages back on Earth, is freaking cool. I can't wait for Elon Musk's bandits to solve all problems and see this happening in real time. » 1/27/15 2:29pm Yesterday 2:29pm

Striking images of the first war that felt like a video game

The USAF Air Combat Command just tweeted this photo: "Today in 1991, US-backed coalition air forces attained air supremacy over the Iraqis." Aside from any geopolitical consideration, there's something unsettling about it. It is simultaneously imposing for what it shows and terrible for what it doesn't. » 1/27/15 12:56pm Yesterday 12:56pm

All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week. I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in the 80s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years: » 1/26/15 3:12pm Monday 3:12pm

US Navy to publicly show its railgun for the first time ever

The US Navy will publicly show their formidable railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington D.C. on February 4. The formidable electromagnetic cannon launches solid projectiles over 100 nautical miles at more than six times the speed of sound. You can see it in action here: » 1/23/15 10:03pm Friday 10:03pm

Hungarian noodles with bacon fat and sprinkled sugar will kill you fast

I spent the last few days in Hungary, where I had good food and discovered a new Kinja that I will watch every day even if I don't speak a word of Hungarian: Malackaraj. Where else can I learn how to make something as delicious and deadly as túrós csusza. Watch my new favorite food blogger Anna Péter preparing it. » 1/23/15 7:17pm Friday 7:17pm

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper. Behold the X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Viper Mk2, 2001's Orion and many more! » 1/21/15 7:15pm 1/21/15 7:15pm

How small is an atom, really? (or how to make your head explode)

Kurzgesagt has a neat new explainer: "How small is an atom?" I watched it. It does a great job at giving you an idea of how small atoms are and how they work. But it doesn't matter, because my brain just plainly refuses to believe any of this. Hulk head hurt. Hulk smash atoms. Oops, Hulk make nuclear detonation. » 1/21/15 6:22pm 1/21/15 6:22pm

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective… » 1/20/15 10:19pm 1/20/15 10:19pm

This video really gives you an idea of how big the Universe is

Elon Musk tweeted "the universe is a really, really big" along with this mind-blowing Ultra-HD video. It shows the camera zooming and panning over the stunning 69,536 x 22,230, 1.5 billion-pixel, 4.3GB Andromeda galaxy panorama recently published by NASA. Indeed, the Universe is a huge place full of wonder. » 1/20/15 3:17pm 1/20/15 3:17pm

Just the noise of this helicopter crash is terrifying

Listen to this video of a helicopter ditching into the sea while trying to land on the research vessel Viking Vision. I say listen because you can't see much but you can hear all the scary noises—the screaming engine sound and the water getting into the helicopter. It feels even more terrifying than seeing it. » 1/20/15 2:34pm 1/20/15 2:34pm