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NASA's Ares Rocket Breaking Sound Barrier

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?...
October 30, 2009

Mythbuster Inhales Sulfur Hexafluoride

Helium is 6x less dense than air and makes your voice sound like you just got kicked in the pickle. But sulfur hexafluoride is 5x denser than...
September 10, 2008

DARPA Vulcan Engine Solves Problems

The problem with traditional scramjet planes (planes with the potential of hitting Mach 12-24) is they require supersonic airflow in order to function. So getting up to...
June 26, 2008

Epic Failure: Skydiving Record Attempt

Well folks, I miraculously survived three days of trying to kill myself with the drink (one more miracle and I'm eligible for sainthood). So here I am...
May 27, 2008

Ultrasonic Dish Washer Looks Funny, Cleans

The SWV-08AM Megasonic Cleaning Device is a poorly named kitchen appliance that's supposed to blast your plates clean with the amazing power of sonic, that lovable blue...
April 17, 2008