Humans have proven themselves remarkably adept at learning to do what other animals can do naturally. We have taught ourselves to fly like birds, climb like monkeys and burrow like moles. But the one animal that has always proven beyond our reach is the fish.
The invention of scuba diving has allowed us to breathe underwater but only at very shallow depths.
Selection of photos documenting the moving of the A-12 from California to area 51. Spoiler, they did it with a massive lorry.
Something about the video and the vocals made me jizz.
Thank you, DARPA, for preserving our faith in the awesomeness of the future by deciding that 2014 will be the year to equip combat aircraft with frikkin' lasers.
The world's only complete, in-box copy of Air Raid was auctioned yesterday for $33,433.30, the highest ever sale for an Atari 2600 game. The figure is nearly two grand more than the previous record held by the same game, which went for $31,600 in 2010. This copy is worth more because it also includes the manual, making it complete. It overtook the record when an 11th hour bid almost doubled the previous asking price.
At the San Juan Hills Golf Club in southern California, course hazards include sand traps and falling sharks.
We all know the consequences of driving on under-inflated tyres: faster wear, increased potential for popping, and decreased mileage.
This video depicts testing of a 1/5 scale demonstrator of the Captive Air Amphibious Transporters (CAAT). The CAAT has air-filled pontoons on a tank tread-li...
“Wait, you guys practice tracking enemies by using civilian cars?” a reporter asked.
After the "smoke squadroon" presentation this sunday July 1st a low pass FAB "Brazilian Air Force" Mirrages break windows on the Supremo Tribunal Federal building. Nobody got hurt. The incident is under investigation.
Plans are underway to build a massive new type of power generator in the southwestern corner of Arizona. Using evaporative cooling to create wind, it will deliver enough power for a medium to large-sized city with practically no effect on the environment.
The concept behind the so-called "downdraft energy tower" has been understood for decades, but until now nobody has taken on such a massive project. The principles are really quite simple, and are based on the fact that denser cool air will always sink while hot air rises.
Yup, the ceiling-mounted fire suppression system at this Eglin Air Force Base hangar was set off by a welders spark; submerging an A-10 Warthog, an F-16 Viper and an F-15 Eagle sitting inside the massive hangar in foam in a matter of minutes.
All 127 people on board a Bhoja Air Boeing 737 have been killed after the plane crashed several kilometers short of Islamabad airport. Pakistan's Interior Ministry confirms there are no survivors. Fears were high the death toll might rise as the plane crashed in a residential area. But Islamabad police Chief Bani Yameen says that nobody on the ground appears to have been killed. The plane only hit some electricity poles, blanketing the area in darkness, reports Reuters.
Air Canada employees wanna strike, harper says shut the fuck up and work, pilots getting pissed off, etc...
Ensuring that Iran does not go nuclear is the best guarantee for long-term regional stability. A nonnuclear Iran would be infinitely easier to contain than an Iran with nuclear weapons.
As if the market needed another bizarro catalyst to ramp even higher courtesy of an even more pronounced drop in corporate earnings courtesy of soaring energy costs, that is just what it is about to get following news of further deterioration in the Nash equilibrium in Iran, where on one hand we learn that IAEA just pronounced Iran nuclear talks a failure (this is bad), and on the other Press TV reports that the Iran army just started a 4 day air defense exercise in a 190,000 square kilometer area in southern Iran (this is just as bad). The escalation "ball" is now in the Western court. And if Iraq is any indication, after IAEA talks "failure" (no matter how grossly manipulated by the media), the aftermath is usually always one and the same...
Boom boom time soon.
A twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force.
...even the instruments wanna GTFO.
Late last month, Iran put on display what it insisted was a captured American stealth drone. At the time, Tehran claimed it brought down the RQ-170 with a sophisticated electronic attack. Nonsense, says one Iranian engineer who claims to have inside knowledge of the drone-nab. The Islamic Republic used force fields and flying saucers to subdue and capture the unmanned aircraft.
It’s official, the Japanese Air Self Defense Force is the world’s latest F-35 Joint Strike Fighter customer, buying four F-35As starting in 2012. That purchase will kick off Japan’s effort to buy two squadrons worth of the jets to replace ancient F-4 Phantoms.