The world's first supersonic private jet just got a lot closer to reality

Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example,… »11/19/15 5:24pm11/19/15 5:24pm


All the awesome spaceships and vehicles of Star Wars in one cool graphic

Artist Scott Park managed to do the incredible: he drew nearly all the identifiable spaceships and vehicles and animals used in the original Star Wars trilogy and laid them out in one awesome poster you can buy. There’s basically everything you love and know here: the Millennium Falcon, both Death Stars, TIE Fighters,… »11/04/15 5:30am11/04/15 5:30am

Here's what it's like to rent a MiG-29 to fly you above the clouds in the stratosphere

It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the $18,000 necessary to rent—yes, rent—a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and… »10/27/15 10:15pm10/27/15 10:15pm

This real life version of the hidden blade and rope launcher in Assassin's Creed is awesome

Mad genius Colin Furze did it. He made one of the coolest video game weapons—that would be the hidden blade and rope launcher in Assassin’s Creed—a reality. It works just as advertised! You can shoot out the grappling hook and then retract the rope to lift yourself up and over walls and buildings (though because this… »10/24/15 1:00pm10/24/15 1:00pm

Watch a 10-engine drone transform from a helicopter into a plane

NASA’s Greased Lightning GL-10 is a beast of a drone (it has 10 engines!) that’s the closest thing we have to a Transformer in real life. It can flip itself into a helicopter and then fly like an airplane and then revert back to helicopter mode. It’s awesome seeing the wings tilt back and forth as it changes gears.
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Watch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner takeoff almost perpendicular to the ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to… »6/12/15 1:22am6/12/15 1:22am

Breaking Bad expertly recreated with GTA V graphics is just fantastic

That’s it. GTA V is such an amazing world that it can be used to create anything. Let’s make movies and full seasons of TV shows using just GTA V graphics because this is just stunning. Here is a Breaking Bad tribute done completely with GTA V and it sums up a decent amount of the series pretty well. »5/16/15 5:04pm5/16/15 5:04pm

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective… »1/20/15 11:00pm1/20/15 11:00pm

Calvin & Hobbes' creator has been secretly drawing this comic strip!

Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You're looking at his artwork right above these lines—the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis. »6/07/14 11:30am6/07/14 11:30am

This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

Aviation Week's Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the favorite of every airplane nerd in the world. The hypersonic SR-72 is the first aircraft that can fit perfectly in Star Wars or Galactica, a true space age ship. »11/01/13 11:34am11/01/13 11:34am

Are these insane photos real or just images from movies and games?

War photographs aren't grainy or blurry or dark anymore. Now they are so crispy, clean and dramatic that my brain has problems admitting they are real. Or are they? This collection of awesome combat images are a good example of that. They feel like perfect special effects shots taken out of sci-fi movies or video… »10/25/13 5:24pm10/25/13 5:24pm