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It's important to test our space gear before it heads upwards — otherwise these things tend to break. But simulations can only go so far. This crazy looking rocket test gives scientists the full experience right here on Earth.
The power of flight is an amazing thing to get your head around, but apparently you’ve been taught wrong. We know a wing blazes through the air with a shape that causes lower pressure on top of it and higher below it, which affectively sucks the wing upwards. However, it’s the shape of the wing not the time it takes the air to travel around it that produces flight.
I watched Boardwalk Empire but it's not a great show. It's only fake-great. It wears the clothes, has the style and carries the swagger of a good show but it doesn't hold a candle to the old HBO greats. But you know what is great about Boardwalk Empire? The special effects. I had no idea. Watch the magic.
The CineStar octocopter drone might look like some menacing robot predator from the future — I wouldn't want one hovering outside my window — but the footage is produces is gorgeous. It's also tough enough to fly an HD cam through snow.
As you stretch a rubber band, it heats up. But as it cools down it actually loses some of the energy it stored when it was stretched. That means the longer a slingshot is left loaded, the less powerful it becomes. Unless you're Joerg Sprave, the internet's resident master of slingshot design, who discovered that simply reheating a stretched elastic band can restore up to 40 per cent of its original powuh.
I love a good drum solo: it's chance for an often-overlooked musician to throw themselves into the limelight. But combine it with motion-tracking software to create a living art work, and a solo becomes truly mesmerising.
I'm a city boy, I love everything about a city — the energy, the bars, the buildings, the noise — and would cry suburgatory if you stripped me away from the city life. But after watching this Yosemite timelapse video, I might take a sabbatical into nature myself. It's so gosh darn beautiful.
Our tools for extinguishing fire are almost as primitive as our forefathers who discovered it. Extinguishers that attempt to choke or disrupt the chemical reaction often do just as much damage, so DARPA's been working on a high-tech alternative.
It was over a year ago when we first heard about Star Wars Uncut, the 15-second-at-a-time, crowdsourced remake of Star Wars: A New Hope. And it's now finally available in its entirety for your streaming pleasure.
The 251 candy-colored lights on this MIDI controller are your trippy spiritual guide to the music you're making. Watch the crazy LED test above or this fresh hands-on from the Verge. You gotta experience it, man.
There are two hard and fast rules in this world: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line" and "Never get involved in a prank war in Australia." Or else very bad things will happen to your Holden.
Birds have always fascinated humans. Their flight has inspired writers, artists and engineers to create poems, legends, novels, airplanes and superheroes. The new BBC documentary Earthflight captures this fascination in a way that nobody has before. It's awesome.