With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can basically be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped and shaped into a…
By the time it arrives in your home, cast iron is one of the most durable materials you’re likely to lay your hands on. Getting it to that point, though, turns it to be an incredibly finicky process.
What’s your car made of? There was a time that the answer to that question was pretty simple, at least for most parts of it: iron. But, today, the answer is just as likely to be something else. Here, a steelworker explains how that transition happened — and why it might swing back.
Nothing reigns consistently in HBO’s Game of Thrones (and George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series that inspired it) except Valyrian steel, a magical sword material. Valyrian steel is, of course, extremely not real. But materials scientist Ryan Consell took a look at its chemistry anyway.
Every few years, out comes a movie about scientists uncovering, in the ruins of a vanished civilization, an "ancient technology too powerful for mankind." Turned out archaeologists already found it. But it didn't quite play out like the horror movies.
Seriously. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy the show — because chances are you've never seen steel like this.
Remember when the Man of Steel died and came back in the 1990s? Well, this is the closest we're going to get to a live-action Death of Superman movie. And it's kind of amazing.
Here at io9, we never miss a chance to make things that normally don't turn hot and glowy into things that are hot and glowy. In the spirit of this, it's time to give you a chance to set fire to steel wool.
The sword is the perennial symbol of empires, knighthood, chivalry and fantasy. But it's also one of the world's most ancient technologies, connected with breakthroughs in metallurgy that would change the world. There are even some types of ancient swords so strong that modern science still can't determine how they…
There's nothing cooler than power-armor. All of a sudden, your plain human body has a super-strong shell, and you're stronger than an army. But what happens when the armor changes you? Here are a bunch of heroes who found out.
Mika's single for Kick-Ass continues the cherished tradition of musicians penning (often absurd) songs for superhero flicks. Here are some of the best and/or worst songs from comic-book cinema. And no, that Nickelback song from Spider-Man ain't on here.
Kate Moss has constantly been accused of being too skinny. Well, there's a reason for that. It isn't hormones, or syndromes, or pheremones, it's just that she's a cold, steely robot underneath all that makeup and couture. No wonder she's able to pull off those near-perfect runway spins each and every time; it's all…
We're going to need hardened steel habitats after the zombie apocalypse. That might have been what Robert Bruno, architect, had in mind when he created this cool design for his own house in Texas. It took him twenty-three years to build and he used tons and tons of steel (110 tons, to be exact). The house, which has…