Watch The Incredibly Violent Antares Rocket Explosion From The Pad

An Antares supply rocket headed for the International Space Station blew to smithereens just above the launch pad last month, and video of it was pretty crazy. But also, it wasn't quite as subway-mumbling insane as it could've been, because the video was from far away. Here's that huge explosion close up. » 11/26/14 1:29pm 11/26/14 1:29pm

This NASA Rocket Test Will Absolutely Blow You Away

The Peregrine Hybrid Sounding Rocket is meant to shoot to the very edge of space, conducting research as it goes. But at the moment, it's still in development. It might be a small research rocket, but it's got what seems like Satan's intestinal discomfort exploding out the back. Don't watch this with headphones. » 5/26/14 3:00pm 5/26/14 3:00pm

A Brief History Of The Jet-Powered Car

For a short period of time in the last century, turbine-driven cars were all the rage. Manufacturers hawked them, race engineers played with them, and the public drooled over them. 8W takes a glimpse into our kerosene-fueled past. —Ed. » 7/16/10 12:30pm 7/16/10 12:30pm

The History Of The Rocket-Powered Motorcycle

Few things light our collective fire — no pun intended — like rocket-powered motorcycles. Spot Motorcycles recently took this lighthearted look at the jet/missile/firecracker/flame-bike's fiery origins. —Ed. » 5/24/10 12:45pm 5/24/10 12:45pm

The Carnage Of Iron Man 2

Even for a metal-suited superhero film, Iron Man 2 destroyed an awful lot of cars. The list contains everything from smashed Rolls-Royce Phantoms to formula cars sliced in half by laser whips. Here's how the magic is made. » 5/14/10 12:00pm 5/14/10 12:00pm

VIDEO: NASA Space Balloon Crashes Into Car On Takeoff

A multi-million-dollar, NASA-sponsored scientific space balloon crashed yesterday in Australia, destroying its payload and tipping over a car. Here's the first video of the crash. » 4/29/10 11:45am 4/29/10 11:45am