Wow, this video has totally screwed up my brain

This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch. » 3/03/15 9:51am 3/03/15 9:51am

Feast Your Eyes On This Mesmerizing Timelapse Of Airport Logistics

The logistics involved in maintaining the constant flow of machinery in and around an airport is a thing of modern beauty. Add in a breathtaking mountain backdrop lined with a golden sun and Salt Lake City International Airport is basically an highly choreographed work of art. » 2/25/15 7:50pm 2/25/15 7:50pm

First images of the world's largest airplane

Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos. » 2/25/15 6:31pm 2/25/15 6:31pm

Beijing's new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates: » 2/24/15 5:51pm 2/24/15 5:51pm

The most iconic race cars in history captured in beautiful paintings

Tom Havlasek is a painter who is obsessed with motorsports. His large format pieces, all made using acrylic, capture the perfect angles of some of the most iconic race cars in history. I would love to have the Gulf Porsche and any of the cars with Marlboro livery. See if you can identify all of them. » 2/11/15 12:39pm 2/11/15 12:39pm

The story of the ultrasecret A-12 Oxcart—father of the SR-71 Blackbird

It may look like the SR-71 Blackbird, but this sleek flying beast is not the most famous supersonic spy plane ever created but its father, the A-12 Oxcart. In some ways, it was a better machine than the famous Blackbird. This is its history. » 2/06/15 8:13am 2/06/15 8:13am

Secret message found in WW2 bullet tells the story of some stupid Nazis

August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story. » 1/30/15 8:46pm 1/30/15 8:46pm

Timeline shows the potential future of Russia's next-gen fighter jet

Here's the potential timeline for Russia's T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multirole fighter that will get the designation Su-50once it gets into production on January 2016. The nemesis to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will fly with the flag of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran. » 1/30/15 1:01pm 1/30/15 1:01pm

These videos of airplanes launching from aircraft carriers are badass

Once again, the French Navy shows they make the best airplane videos there are. This one shows the flight deck operations onboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles DeGaulle. Although I would have preferred no soundtrack, it helps that, instead of using dubstep, they slapped in AC/DC's Thunderstruck. » 1/08/15 11:51am 1/08/15 11:51am

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned rocket plane ever

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h). » 12/26/14 9:22am 12/26/14 9:22am

The future of racing looks so much more fun and badass

This video on the future of racingbased on concept tires designed by Hankook Tire and the University of Pforzheim, Germany—is pretty goddamn fun. I don't know if we will ever get to this point (seeing the evolution of racing since the time of Roman Empire, I wouldn't be surprised) but it's great to watch. » 12/22/14 8:17am 12/22/14 8:17am

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old… » 12/12/14 11:18am 12/12/14 11:18am

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. » 11/23/14 9:16am 11/23/14 9:16am

Man runs out of subway car and races it to get back in at next station

I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London subway car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same subway car. » 9/18/14 11:25pm 9/18/14 11:25pm

New Batmobile revealed? (spoiler: If it's real, it's pretty awesome)

According to Slashfilm, these are images of the new Batmobile to be featured in Batman v Superman. They seem to match the teaser from director Zack Snyder, but they feel a bit computer generated to me. It may be the low light conditions of the shot, supposedly taken during film in in Detroit. » 9/10/14 7:34am 9/10/14 7:34am

Truck shoots out neat smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames. » 7/29/14 12:07am 7/29/14 12:07am

This is the weirdest engine I have ever seen

According to Duke Engineering, their axial engine is the most efficient and lightest engine you can put in boats, light aircrafts, and generators—the mechanical engine of the (near) future! Maybe. I don't know if their claims are true and I don't really care. I just love watching it in action in this eternal gif. » 7/15/14 11:02am 7/15/14 11:02am

I can watch this machine spit out and bend metal tubes forever

There's just something about tube bending machines that I can never get enough of. This video of the Sharpe Nissin CNC tube bender machine is basically hypnotizing me. As the tube pops (poops?) out of the machine, it gets bent and shaped perfectly. » 6/22/14 2:29pm 6/22/14 2:29pm

27 high tension photos of NATO jets intercepting Russian warplanes

This week interception of Russian warplanes by NATO Typhoon fighters reminds me of the time in which the world was on the brink of total nuclear annihilation, when Soviet forces taunted the Americans to test their defenses. This image collection shows that part of a Cold War that seems reactivated right now. » 6/21/14 9:30am 6/21/14 9:30am

Insane rally driver shows that you only need two wheels to take a curve