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This Video Made From Real Mars Data Will Make You Feel Like You’re Flying Over the Red Planet

There are lots of incredible things you can do with data. Like make this incredible animation of the Martian surface, for example. Read More >>

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This House Is a Living Experiment for the Future of Energy

Walking around Amsterdam, at times, feels like strolling through the city of the future. Solar panels abound. Electric vehicles fill the roads, and everybody else is on a bike. Meanwhile, tucked away in the western part of town, some 50 families have agreed to turn their houses into living laboratories to figure out a better way to share energy. Read More >>

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Just Watching Video of This Dizzying, Spinning Ride Is Making Me Want to Puke

Every summer, amusement parks compete to lure visitors with bigger, faster, and more terrifying thrill rides. This year, Six Flags Great Adventure in the US state of New Jersey is hoping that people will actually line up to ride its new Cyborg Cyber Spin that churns stomachs along three different axes. Read More >>

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?” Read More >>

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You Can Build This Cardboard Darth Vader Costume in Less Time Than It Takes to Watch Star Wars

When October 30th rolls around, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a memorable, last-minute Halloween costume that will just end up hanging in the back of your closet the rest of the year. A Japanese stationery brand has created a cheap, build-it-yourself cardboard alternative that still looks like you spent a lot of time on your Darth Vader costume. Read More >>

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What Happened to All the Zeppelins?

You’ve seen video of the Hindenburg disaster from that flame-filled day in 1937. But what about the zeppelins that didn’t crash? How did they work and what did people imagine they would do to revolutionise air travel? Read More >>

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Bobcat Goldthwait’s New TV Series, Misfits & Monsters, Looks Absolutely Bonkers

Bobcat Goldthwait is one of the most twisted filmmakers out there — and now, he’s bringing that dark, funny, off-the-wall sensibility to TV, complete with live-action and animated characters, werewolves, Satan, demons, mermaids, and more. Read More >>

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It’s OK To Be Jealous of This Toddler’s Magnificent Star Wars Sandcrawler Toy Box

I always assumed I wasn’t the kind of person who’d be willing to take candy from a baby. A lollipop is easy to resist, but this epic toy box built to look like a miniature Star Wars Sandcrawler? Someone distract Matthew Regonini’s son so I can sneak this wonderful creation into my trunk. Read More >>

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The Hypnotic Wavy Fins on This Swimming Alien-Like Robot Make It Agile as Hell

Replicating the complicated muscle structure that allows fish to wiggle their bodies and dart through the water is no easy feat. But not every underwater creature moves that way. Cuttlefish instead use long fins that undulate in waves to propel themselves, which is an approach that robotics maker Festo found relatively easy to replicate. Read More >>

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Ryan Gosling Soars as Neil Armstrong in The Trailer For First Man

Going to the moon was not exactly easy. This isn’t a revelation, but it’s something that’s easy to forget, from our perspective, a solid 49 years later. First Man’s first trailer is dedicated to helping us remember. Read More >>

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The Predator’s New TV Spot Shows Two Predators Fighting, is Thus Worth Watching

Look, I don’t know if The Predator, a soft reboot of the franchise directed by Shane Black, is going to be good. We haven’t been super impressed in the past. But I do know that, in this new footage, two Predators fight each other. And I am here for that. Read More >>

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What Happened to All the Zeppelins?

You’ve seen video of the Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey from that flame-filled day in 1937. But what about the zeppelins that didn’t crash? How did they work and what did people imagine they would do to revolutionise air travel? Read More >>

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The Level of Detail in This Six-Foot Tall, 100,000-Piece Lego Batcave is Staggering

You might remember Brent Waller as the original creator of the Ecto-1Ghostbusters set that Lego put into production a few years ago. Sadly, there’s little chance the toymaker will do the same for Waller’s latest creation: a six-foot-tall recreation of Wayne Manor and the Batcave, that he estimates was assembled from over 100,000 bricks. Read More >>

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The New Mortal Engines Trailer Brings Monstrous Cities and a Major Conspiracy

It’s man against machine against even bigger machine in the new trailer for Peter Jackson-produced steampunk saga Mortal Engines. Read More >>

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Watch Gravity Punish This Paraglider for Using a Selfie Stick at 2,500 Feet

You’ve been told for years now to stop using selfie sticks. They’re obnoxious, they’re annoying to others, and they make everyone’s vacation photos look the same. It seems even gravity has now had enough of the stupid accessories, as this paraglider discovered while soaring at 2,500 feet in the air (starting at around 1:11 in the video below). Read More >>