This is what happens when an airbag deploys a hundredth of a second late

Here's a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it's supposed to versus having an airbag that works... but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes. »3/10/15 8:34am3/10/15 8:34am


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 9:30am6/21/14 9:30am

Astronaut suit spins out of control in macabre real life Gravity scene

Watching this gives me the chills. A cosmonaut floats away from the International space station, spinning out of control as the camera follows it, orbiting planet Earth for seven months before plunging into the atmosphere, burning and disintegrating. A terrifying scene that looks like the movie Gravity, but the video… »3/09/14 12:44pm3/09/14 12:44pm

This Airbus A380 landing looked like it was about to crash

I hate crosswinds when landing as much as I love seeing videos of planes safely landing under crosswinds, feeling a knot in my stomach as I see the pilot struggling to keep control and imagine myself inside the plane. Like this giant Thai Airbus A380, which looked like it was about to crash in Narita Airport, Japan. »11/20/13 12:47pm11/20/13 12:47pm

Air passengers may get exposed to dangerous dark lightning radiation

It sounds like the beginning of Zombies on a plane—the movie starring Samuel L. Jackson that I want to see next year—but scientist have proven the existence of something called dark lightning, an invisible force that can expose unsuspecting airline passengers to sizable amounts of gamma ray radiation. »10/21/13 12:55pm10/21/13 12:55pm