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  • August 20, 2014
    This is the Renovo Coupe, a 500HP electric sports car with a Shelby American chassis (based on the 1964 - 65 Shelby Daytona Coupe) and 1,000 ft-pounds of torque that can rocket you from 0 - 60MPH in 3.4 seconds. For reference, it takes my car almost a minute and a half to get ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2013
    This is a short video of French bicyclist François Gissy setting a new world record by hitting 263km/h (~163mph) on a hydrogen peroxide powered rocket bike. That seems dangerous. I've probably hit 25mph on my bike before and I felt like my face was going to melt off. Then I ... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2013
    This is a video of private space exploration company SpaceX successfully testing their Grasshopper vertical take off and landing (VTVL) vehicle. The Grasshopper was designed to be a rapidly reusable spacecraft so that, one day soon, we'll all be able to know what space feels l... / Continue →
  • April 12, 2011
    Geekologie Reader (and local news employee) Alex attended Fayetteville, Arkansas's 3rd annual 'Bacon Day', where Nick Hamon (who may or may yes be the lovechild of the Earl of Ham and Lady Bacon) failed to top his BA-K-47 and bacon AT-AT from previous years with this half-assed... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2010
    The Indian Space Research Organisation really is based in Bangalore, I wasn't being funny. Ever actually. One time I thought I was being funny but it turns out everybody was laughing because my pants were torn in the back and my b-hole was peepin'. True story :( Here's a f... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2010
    Seen here reaching for the sky (or ground rather), 51-year old Yves "Jetman" Rossy successfully performed some rocket-powered aerial acrobatics last Friday, including the often tried, but rarely succeeded without crashing into the ground and dying "loopty-loop". In his latest ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2010
    This is the design for a rocket-powered chainsaw launcher. The idea is that you'll be able to hack up a small group of zombies from a safe distance. Unfortunately, ammo costs will add up pretty quick if you don't retrieve your chainsaws. And, in case you couldn't tell becaus... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because I don't want your children getting any bright ideas. This is a video of a little kid getting a tooth pulled via model rocket. His dad definitely deserves a parenting award. You know, or an anonymous call to child services. Now not to br... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2010
    This is a video of a couple jackasses shooting a model rocket made of meat. It was an interesting experiment from a purely scientific standpoint, but a terrible waste of resources. It does get funny at the end though because SPOILER ALERT: the rocket crashes through the kitch... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2010
    John Coker undoubtedly ate crayons (and Play-Doh) as a child. And when he grew up, he decided to make an 8-pack of giant Crayola crayon rockets and shoot them into the wild blue yonder. Sadly, only four of the eight rockets took to the sky. It's okay, John, a 50% success rat... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2010
    NOTE: Best viewed at Youtube in 720p. This is a video of the recent Atlas V liftoff and subsequent sonic boom. The cool thing though is you can actually see the shockwaves when the rocket goes supersonic. The whole thing is worth a watch, but the money shot starts at 1:50 (a... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2010
    That's right, would-be astronauts, you can forget about NASA ever sending you to the moon strapped to a giant rocket, cause that shit ain't happening. Your only chance now is lassoing a moonicorn and barebacking that bitch to outerspace. Obama wants to end NASA's moon program... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2009
    NOTE: Due to quality video editing, it takes a couple seconds for the picture to kick in. I'm pretty sure he's just shooting model rocket engines, but whatever, this guy attached some button operated rocket launchers to the sides of his motorcycle. Why? I honestly don't know... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2009
    Remember Swiss rocketeer Yves Rossy, the self proclaimed 'Rocket Man' (formally 'Fusion Man')? Well he may lose his title after stealing a move from Amelia Earhart's playbook and crash landing at sea in an attempt to fly from Morocco to Spain. Geez, way to fail to inspire. O... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2009
    This is a beautiful shot (super high-res version HERE) of NASA's Ares rocket taken earlier this week just as it broke the sound barrier. Pretty awesome, huh? Just imagine if you were sitting on top. WHEEEEE!! What you're looking at is called a "shock egg," or the Prandtl-Gl... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2009
    NASA, an organization that has actually convinced itself they put men on the moon despite it being all staged in Hollywood, is now testing a new rocket. The phallic booster is the first new design to come out of agency since 1981. Which, incidentally, is the year I was born. ... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2009
    This is a photo of the world's tallest rocket blasting off for outerspace without me. Damnit, I packed a sack lunch and everything! HOLLER AT YOUR BOY, NASA. Come on -- I'll bring you back an alien corpse! You're looking at the 253.2-foot Delta 4-Heavy lifting off from laun... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2009
    I'm pretty sure this is every five-year old boy's first invention. Of course, few have the technical know-how to make it happen. And even fewer are allowed to play with power tools. But grownup Ray Bavetta kept the dream alive and slapped a 3.7HP model airplane engine on a ... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2009
    This is the $29 Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual for all the vehicles and equipment used during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I'm still gonna pick up a copy, despite deciding to build my own rocketship for scratch (I'm hoping for pointers on seducing moon-women). On 20 J... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2009
    Remember the world's largest model rocket? Yeah, well it blasted off yesterday without a hitch (or Space Bat). This is a picture of the 36-foot tall, 1,600lb beast about to take to the skies. There's a couple more pictures and a video of the launch after the jump, so be sure... / Continue →