This Guy Played Real-Life Space Invaders With A Laser Cutter

Space Invaders competes with Pac-Man for the title of the defining arcade game. But the 8-bit graphics always seemed a little unrealistic. So one engineer decided to make a real-world version, using lasers. » 3/23/15 1:00am 3/23/15 1:00am

New Doc About Victorian-Era Taxidermy Puts The "Aww" In "Macabre"

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens is a short doc written and directed by Ronni Thomas, who's the filmmaker-in-residence at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. It explores the macabre yet oddly adorable work of Victorian England taxidermist Walter Potter. DO WANT. » 3/08/15 10:30am 3/08/15 10:30am

Spectacular video shows the beautiful and epic explosions on the Sun

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA put out this video of all the coolest, jaw dropping explosions that happened on our Sun over the past five years. You basically watch the Sun dances with shooting flares and solar loops. It's unreal. » 2/12/15 2:05am 2/12/15 2:05am

Awesome animation is like a cross between Back to the Future and Tron

If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid. » 2/11/15 2:03am 2/11/15 2:03am

The future of SpaceX rockets looks so freaking awesome in this new video

Despite the 80s hard rock soundtrack—or maybe because of it—SpaceX's new 3D animation showing their future Falcon Heavy in action, complete with the landing of three of its stages back on Earth, is freaking cool. I can't wait for Elon Musk's bandits to solve all problems and see this happening in real time. » 1/27/15 3:24pm 1/27/15 3:24pm

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective… » 1/21/15 12:35pm 1/21/15 12:35pm

Take On Me style music video is out of this universe!

As any child of the 80s will know, music videos used to be something special, to be cherished and admired while watching The Chart Show on a Saturday morning (in the UK) and MTV if you were a bit fancier. » 12/08/13 2:42pm 12/08/13 2:42pm

This incredible intergalactic game is a sci-fi fan dream

Some scientists think our reality may be a computer simulation programmed by aliens. After you watch X Rebirth—a beautiful universe simulator set in a faraway future in which interstellar travel is possible—you'll think the theory may not be that crazy. This is so ridiculously amazing that it may end up being as… » 8/09/13 9:40am 8/09/13 9:40am

Historical Disney Princesses Are Your Next Cosplay Inspiration

Claire Hummel puts a lot of research into her "Historical Disney Princesses" series, producing far more ornate, interesting, and period accurate princesses than the original Disney designs. And yes, she is going to do Merida. » 7/04/13 9:30am 7/04/13 9:30am

There is nothing better than the unicorn-riding rainbow zombie cake

Rainbows, zombies, a piranha plant, robots, skulls lightning bolts, let's just say Awesome Cake is awesome. Hey, Ace of Cakes — you just got served! » 1/26/11 3:28pm 1/26/11 3:28pm

The REAL reason Simon Tam wasn't in our 1980s Firefly intro!

People complained that we left Simon Tam out of our 1980s-style Firefly opening credits. You failed to realize: That was Firefly's second-season intro. By then, Sean Maher had cashed in on his unbelievable popularity, with a spin-off. Check it out. » 7/11/10 12:00pm 7/11/10 12:00pm

First Look At The Brand New Justice League, And More

Check out the Cartoon Network's first ever live-action show, about a prison school. Plus DC comics' brand new animation Young Justice, a show that should've been called Bender's Wonder Years, and the number one show you should avoid while high. » 4/21/10 4:56pm 4/21/10 4:56pm

A Robot Who Can Be Your Real-Life Avatar

One of the dreams of robotics has been to create a machine that can act as a remote version of its operator - like the movie Surrogates, only cool. Now a group of Korean engineers have brought us closer to this goal. » 12/04/09 9:00am 12/04/09 9:00am

Airwalk Beams Up New Star Trek Sneaks

Finally a pair of geek sneaks we can afford, and would be proud to wear. These new Airwalk sneakers display the Federation colors, and who doesn't want Star Trek shoes? » 11/12/09 7:00am 11/12/09 7:00am

Has Chuck Just Blown His Gamechanging Finale?

We've all been told that the second season finale of Chuck will be "a gamechanger" for the show, but has star Zachary Levi accidentally given away what happens in an interview? Spy spoilers ahead. » 3/09/09 7:30am 3/09/09 7:30am

Our Gift To You Is Awesome

It's almost Christmas, but the non-denominational site that we are, we gave you a gift a little bit early: The Periodic Table of Awesome. But that didn't stop the Grinches pointing out what was missing. » 12/21/08 12:00pm 12/21/08 12:00pm

Don't Screw Around With David Carradine's Cyber Glove

It's hard to be the law in a dystopian/apocalyptic future, but if anybody is up to it, it would be David "Kung Fu" Carradine. Even he needs a little help in the dark action epic » 8/08/08 6:35pm 8/08/08 6:35pm , so it's a good thing he's got his cyber-glove. Earlier in the movie, Carradine gets into a pre-gunfight stance with another guy, and…