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These Cross Sections of Spaceships and Vehicles from Star Wars Are Simply Incredible

The best thing about the world of Star Wars (other than it being the world of Star Wars) is how incredibly detailed it is. Everything you see on screen has a backstory, everything basically has an explanation, anything can be nerded out on. So here are the backstories and explanations for the vehicles and spaceships…

Pouring Molten Copper on Antifreeze Engine Coolant Is Pretty Spectacular

It’s basically the war of the worlds. Heaven and hell smashing themselves together. A song of ice and fire. It’s molten copper vs antifreeze engine coolant. That hot golden orange glow being poured onto the radioactive slimy green antifreeze. What happens? A lot! The antifreeze starts shooting out bolts as the burn…

Cool time lapse of an aircraft carrier being assembled piece by piece

Man, building an aircraft carrier is just like playing with Lego bricks! At a much, much larger scale, of course. Here is footage showing how the final section of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier the HMS Prince of Wales was slapped on top of the ship. The piece, known as Aft Island, weighs 750 tonnes and…

An awesome movie trailer of all the awesome movies that came out in 2015

Was 2015 a good year for movies? Sure, there were a lot of duds like Tomorrowland and embarrassments like Pixels and money printing franchises that weren’t nearly as awesome as the movies that came before it like Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron but I’m going to consider 2015 a good year for movies just…

Stunning video captures rocket separation in space like never before

Wow. This is truly spectacular. Here’s footage from UP Aerospace, which captured a multistage rocket separating in space like we’ve never seen before. You can see it release and then separate from each other in stunning fashion. We’ve slowed down the stage where the rocket separates and it’s just so cool. Seeing that…

Video: An airplane fuselage gets transformed into a stunning interstellar light show

Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every…

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,…

Watching this giant braiding machine weave together fiberglass is so satisfying

Even if you saw how big the machine was and knew how it worked beforehnd, the little perfectly choreographed dance that all the little parts of this giant braiding machine does to weave together fiberglass is so damn impressive that you can’t really take your eyes away from it. Each strand just falls right in place…

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…

Bicycling through forests and moonscapes lit in different colors is so cool

Doing things at night is always a little more edgy, a little more scary, and a lot more fun. Doing things at night while lighting up entire forests in the Pacific Northwest and moonscapes in Utah in different colors is all of that night fun with a giant load of awesome added in. It looks like a completely different…

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Making a katana the old traditional Japanese way is so impressive

I think this is the most impressive video that Man At Arms has ever done, and that’s saying a lot since they’ve recreated all the coolest weapons from TV shows and movies in real life. But there’s something ridiculous impressive about making a katana (stylized like the one from Kill Bill) the traditional old school…

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…