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How NASA Created a Flight Simulator For The First Astronauts Landing on the Moon

December 5, 1961. A man at the controls of a module gazes at the lunar surface from close up. Is this an astronaut, approaching the Moon nearly eight years before Apollo 11? Nope—it’s a pilot testing Project LOLA, a massive network of hand-painted mosaics and tracked cameras that trained astronauts for the moon… »9/04/15 11:22am13 minutes ago

New Pavement Made From Tires Will Save Old Faithful's Groundwater

Labor Day Weekend is one of the busiest times at Yellowstone National Park, and its famous geyser, Old Faithful, reels in 90% of the park’s 3.6 million annual visitors. To keep that geyser reliably spewing steam and water 140 feet into the air every hour or two well into the future, the park is surrounding the thing… »9/04/15 10:19amToday 10:19am

Will I Crash This Manual Jaguar F-Type S This Week?

Take your bets now! I only drove her from the airport to the airport hotel’s parking lot here in Birmingham so far, but the next time I jump in it, I’ll have to take her to Edinburgh. Everything is on the wrong side, I can’t see out of it, 380 horsepower. Yep.
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This Is The Insane Video China Just Put Out Showing It Attacking The U.S. 

A small group of Chinese Navy ships showed up near Alaska earlier this week during President Obama’s visit to the northern state, mostly as a “we’re here” message. But then, as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marched in a Beijing parade, someone simultaneously put out this completely nuts video of a naval attack… »9/04/15 12:41amToday 12:41am

Question of the Night: What modern car would seem least unusual to someone from 40 years ago?

Imagine, if you will, a world where a there was a large group of persons who were licensed drivers in the 1970s, and for whatever reason, were in a coma, time travel, incarceration, whatever, where they essentially had little or no exposure to the rest of the world, didn’t age (or did very little, so they can drive… »9/03/15 10:07pmYesterday 10:07pm

When Ford Was Bonkers: The Ford Econoline Kilimanjaro

It’s sometimes reassuring to know that substances like peyote can solve any problem you may have. Ford needed some sort of van-based show car in 1970, so they just (this is speculation, of course) applied liberal amounts of peyote to their Econoline design team and whammo, out screamed the Econoline Kilimanjaro. All… »9/03/15 8:20pmYesterday 8:20pm

Watch This Super Carrier Carve Through The Sea During High-Speed Turn Trials

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) has returned to sea after spending 23 months in dry dock getting upgrades and repairs totaling 1.2 million man-days of work. Now the ship and her crew are getting their sea legs again, and part of the process is pushing the carrier to her max, which includes high-speed maneuvering. »9/03/15 7:42pmYesterday 7:42pm