They Put a Racing Game in a Race Car So They Could Race While They Race

This is so stupid it's awesome. Viagame pit one of the world's top racing video game drivers against a real-life professional to see who was better. But the best part is Frederik Brolin, the video gamer, is driving the course, virtually, inside a car that is driving the course in real life. » 12/29/13 6:08pm 12/29/13 6:08pm

42 Maps that Will Change How You Think About the World

Aside from just telling you where you are, or letting you point our where you want to be, maps can do a fantastic job of recontextualizing everything you think you know about the world. You probably know that already, but here's a run-down of maps that do it well. » 9/21/13 10:36am 9/21/13 10:36am

This Slo-Mo Car Explosion Is Even Better Than Your Fiery Fantasies

So the Slo-Mo Guys have kicked pans of gasoline, blown up paint, and played with Molotov cocktails, all in gloriously indulgent slow motion. Now, they've upped the ante considerably and blown up a freakin' car. Just because. » 9/17/13 9:59am 9/17/13 9:59am

Watch What Subways Looked Like 100 Years Ago

You can tell from the construction of New York City's new 7 train extension that building subways is no easy task. That makes it all the more impressive that subways were up and running 100 years ago. And even more amazingly, they don't even look all that different. » 7/20/13 10:33am 7/20/13 10:33am

Inside the Mesmerising Robotic Factory Where Teslas Are Born

It can't be easy to build a car, but the factory where Teslas are born makes it looks like a piece of cake. The folks over at Wired took a look behind the scenes to watch rolls of aluminum transform into fully functional electric cars, and it's a sight to behold. » 7/17/13 4:13pm 7/17/13 4:13pm

A Mobius Strip Track Makes Magnet Hovercrafts Even Cooler

Superconducting magnets are freakin' awesome. You should know this already. But the folks at the Royal Institution took it a step further with their futuristic upside-down, Möbius strip track that's fit for a racing game set in 21xx. Hopefully this is what the Hot Wheels of the future are like. Err, "Hot Superconducting … » 6/29/13 5:20pm 6/29/13 5:20pm

Watch the Muhammad Ali of BattleBots Destroy Everything in Its Path

There are "battle bots" and then there are "utter, one-sided destruction bots." The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category. Powered by an over-volted golf cart motor and wielding a spinning hammer-blade of doom, it's really a force to behold. And the folks over at Distort » 6/27/13 10:56am 6/27/13 10:56am

I Can't Stop Watching These Cars Tumbling Down A Cliff

The beamNG guys—responsible for some really amazing-looking video game car crashes—demonstrate their physics engine in a new video. In this video, you'll see three cars getting chewed up beyond recognition when dropped from a mountain. Realistically, of course. » 6/25/13 6:53pm 6/25/13 6:53pm

I Can't Stop Watching This $400,000 Rolls Royce Destroy The British…

The 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom has a new bumper, some changes in the interior, and a rectangular LED lower light instead of the round one from before. You can even order it with an eight-speed automatic in case the six-speed ZF unit seems prehistoric. » 12/14/12 12:20pm 12/14/12 12:20pm