Check out Dubai's insane, record-setting New Year's Eve fireworks show

2013 ended with a bang in Dubai —not a metaphorical one, but a very real one, as the wealthy city ushered in the new year by launching over 500,000 fireworks. The six-minute extravaganza set the world record for the biggest fireworks display, according to Guinness, triumphing over the previous record holder by, oh,… » 1/01/14 12:40pm 1/01/14 12:40pm

Six Earth Cities That Will Provide Blueprints for Martian Settlers

If humans follow Curiosity to Mars later this century, we'll need cities modeled on ones that already exist in extreme climates on Earth. Here are six high-tech (and a few low-tech) cities that would have a passing shot at survival in the Martian climate. » 8/07/12 4:00pm 8/07/12 4:00pm

Hidden stun guns allow robotic jockeys to cheat at camel racing

A new scandal's rocking Dubai's robotic camel racing circuit. Criminals are covertly outfitting the camels' mechanical jockeys with stun guns that give their mounts an extra charge. In other news, this is one of the stranger headlines I've ever written. » 1/22/11 9:00am 1/22/11 9:00am

Meet The Autobots And Welcome Back The Reaper

Spoiler powerup! A new Transformers video introduces you to the Autobots. Plus, new videos tease Heroes and Reaper developments. Lois-centric Smallville script pages! New hints for Lost and Dollhouse! Spoiler power is renewable! » 2/12/09 6:00am 2/12/09 6:00am

Giant Turbine in the Sky

The latest addition to the Dubai skyline is the Anara Tower, which promises to be one of the most massive structures in the world. And at the top of the proposed tower will sit a gigantic, but strangely non-functional, turbine.In an effort to become the most architecturally advanced city in the world, Dubai has made… » 11/03/08 2:00pm 11/03/08 2:00pm

Six Earth Cities That Will Provide Blueprints for Martian Settlers

If humans land on Mars by 2037 as NASA hopes, they'll need cities modeled on ones that already exist in extreme climates on Earth. Here are six high-tech (and a few low-tech) cities that would have a passing shot at survival in the Martian climate. Of course there are the obvious choices, like research stations in… » 3/28/08 3:30pm 3/28/08 3:30pm