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NASA Captured the Lonely Last Journey of an Aircraft Carrier

This is the loneliest funeral march I've ever seen. This photo from November 5th was taken during a NASA mission called Operation IceBridge, the goal of which is to survey polar ice. But it also captured the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier being towed by comparatively tiny… » 11/10/14 4:08pm 11/10/14 4:08pm

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC

Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many New Yorkers might be surprised to find out it exists. » 7/15/14 1:36pm 7/15/14 1:36pm

Real NASA Pics That Look Like Stills From Gravity

Nope, you're not looking at stills from the Oscar-nominated film Gravity. They're all real photos, straight from NASA, and they were all shot in space. » 3/02/14 3:00pm 3/02/14 3:00pm

Inside the Celestial Workshop That Makes the World's Fastest Yachts

Very few people have ever stepped foot on a boat made by yacht design studio Wally—builder of the fastest yachts on the planet—and even fewer have stepped foot inside their loud, hot workshop in Monte Carlo. British photographer Benedict Redgrove is one of them. Here's what a $33 million yacht looks like before the… » 8/05/13 1:11pm 8/05/13 1:11pm

What Happens When the US Navy Does a Donut in the Pacific Ocean

And you thought your Hyundai had moves. This is the littoral combat ship USS Independence showing off its turning radius last week. Technically it's a display of maneuvering prowess, but you can't help but think it was also a chance for a bunch of able-bodied seamen to say wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. » 7/24/13 2:20pm 7/24/13 2:20pm

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-Life

New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain,… » 6/24/13 3:01pm 6/24/13 3:01pm

The Tranquil, Tron-Like Beauty of a Plane Refueling in Mid-Air

You're looking at a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft being refueled by the 151st Air Refueling Wing over southern Idaho last week. But those are just details. What you're really looking at is a shock of beautiful, caught at a moment of technological awesomeness. [Flickr] » 5/16/13 9:46am 5/16/13 9:46am

Fireworks Truck Explodes, Takes Out Massive Bridge in Most Festive…

A horrible thing has happened today in China's Henan Province. A truck loaded to the gills with fireworks—intended for the country's upcoming Lunar New Year celebration—fired off its wares on a busy highway, leading to six minutes of the most brightly lit, celebratory destruction in recent memory. » 2/01/13 8:53am 2/01/13 8:53am

There Are Two F-16s Hiding In This Picture

I hope you're not as easily fooled as I am because I totally missed the two F-16s in this picture. I have an excuse! I was totally looking at the left hand side of the picture. And the picture I saw was really small! Like thumbnail-sized! » 5/03/12 11:15am 5/03/12 11:15am

Secret Underground Bunker Is Full Of Decades-Old Weapons And Military…

The world is full of hidden, forgotten treasures. Like this gigantic bunker excavated in a forest, buried in a secret location. It's full of weapons from the first World War, as well as modern military vehicles. And mushrooms. » 4/29/12 7:00pm 4/29/12 7:00pm

The 7 Most Badass Photos CENTCOM Has Pinned On Pinterest

Many have assumed that Pinterest merely serves as an online stomping ground for wedding planning. As the U.S. Central Command's presence on the social network shows, that assumption is patently false. In fact, Pinterest is more than just Tumblr for ladiez, it's Tumblr for WAR DOGS. » 4/17/12 2:45pm 4/17/12 2:45pm

San Francisco's 1958 'Cyclone' Bus Duster

The 1950's were perhaps the peak of American Culture. The Post-War economy was booming and a future of flying cars driven by robot housemaids was all but guaranteed. On the West Coast, one local transit authority even had a bus just for cleaning other busses. » 4/07/12 4:00am 4/07/12 4:00am

How Can This Aircraft Carrier Be In The Middle Of A Desert Storm?

It looks like an airfield runway in the middle of the desert, but this is actually the deck of the the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The ship was navigating across the Arabian Sea on March 19 when a powerful sand storm crossed her path. » 3/21/12 10:00am 3/21/12 10:00am

New B-52 Low Flyby Photo Demonstrates That Bomber Pilots Are Absolutely…

Remember that insane low pass flyby for that B-52 Stratofortress next to the carrier USS Ranger. Gizmodo Reader and retired US Air Force master sergeant has sent us the look from the ship. It's pretty bloody stunning: » 3/18/12 2:30pm 3/18/12 2:30pm

Is This Insane Low Pass Flyby The Craziest Thing You're Going To See…

I thought this was the craziest low pass flyby ever, but obviously I was mistaken. After all, what you're seeing here is not a small fighter jet but a B-52 Stratofortress almost kissing the sea while flying by USS Ranger aircraft carrier. » 3/15/12 2:30pm 3/15/12 2:30pm

The F-35 Shows Its Missile Teeth For The First Time

America's F-35 may not be very useful, but it's still, on paper, one hell of an aerial destruction machine. This freshly-released image from the F-35's first-ever weapons test shows the punch it'll pack. » 2/20/12 5:05pm 2/20/12 5:05pm

Two Supercarriers Side By Side Look Awesome, Are Bad News

These are the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS John C. Stennis, two of the ten nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft supercarriers in service with the United States Navy. The Lincoln just arrived to the Strait of Hormuz as tension keeps mounting up in the area. » 1/23/12 9:30am 1/23/12 9:30am

Europe's First Stealth Drone Looks Like An Angry Cylon

Europe's collaborative nEUROn drone may be late to the invisible death from above party, but it sure is compensating with some scary looks. Check out the Cylon mug on this puppy as it greets the world for the first time. » 1/20/12 7:30pm 1/20/12 7:30pm

You have never seen so many F-16s ready for battle in your life

Unless you're part of the United States Air Force, you have never seen something like this: Twenty-seven F-16 Fighting Falcons taxying down the runway, fully armed and ready for immediate take off and battle. » 12/12/11 10:30am 12/12/11 10:30am