Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." » 3/03/15 9:35pm 3/03/15 9:35pm

Blind Pilot Flies And Lands A Real Airplane

After a retinal degenerative disease stole pilot Jim Platzer's eyesight, one of his greatest fears would be that he could never fly again. After working closely with a certified flight instructor, Jim was able to take back the controls and performs the impossible feat of landing blind. » 11/18/14 2:56pm 11/18/14 2:56pm

The amazing system that tested the most powerful rocket engine ever

A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing. » 7/18/14 11:55am 7/18/14 11:55am

Truck transported on a ropeway going up a 5,400-foot mountain

Linthal 2015 is one of the most fascinating power projects going on in the world right now. When finished, this 2.35-billion-dollar pumped storage system will be able to generate as much power as a nuclear power plant—1,480 MW. The only problem is that there are no roads connecting the construction sites, so they have… » 5/15/14 2:23pm 5/15/14 2:23pm

The definitive collection of secret Nazi weapons

Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass… » 12/18/13 4:57pm 12/18/13 4:57pm

Video: These shotgun shells made with Lego can kill you

Given enough force you can probably kill with anything you want—so it's not surprising to see these custom Lego shotgun shells inflicting such damage on metal and plastic. If any of these hit your soft flesh on the right place, it would be way more lethal than any brick left on any rug. » 9/05/13 2:34pm 9/05/13 2:34pm

The Miracle of Birth on Google Street View

Well, this is certainly more life affirming than your usual dudes with guns/drug dealers/dead people Google Street View fare. Yup, that's the youngest citizen of Wilmersdorf, Germany, captured moments after birth by goodole 9-eyes. Update: Probably not a real baby. » 11/24/10 7:30am 11/24/10 7:30am