Watch A Pair Of Tank-Mounted Fighter Jet Engines Extinguish An Oil Fire

Pretty much what it says on the tin, folks. "The Big Wind" is a colossal, roving fire-extinguisher of Hungarian design that combines one part T-34 Soviet tank with two parts MiG-21 turbine engine. Bring it all together, add a trio of operators, and you've got a Mad-Maxian chimera that can gush water at a rate of 220… »12/28/14 12:30pm12/28/14 12:30pm

World's Fastest Train Hits 500km/h, And People Aboard Look Pretty Chill

The world's fastest train – a maglev vehicle operated by the Central Japan Railway Company capable of speeds in excess of 500km/h (~311mph) – is currently undergoing eight days of public testing. Short runs began Saturday, with 100 passengers making the 42.8 km trip from Uenehora to Fuefuki in about five minutes. »11/19/14 1:20pm11/19/14 1:20pm

This unnecessarily complicated pancake-making device would do Wallace and Gromit proud

The Happy Egg Company took their cues for their Pancake-omatic from the cracking contraptions of Wallace and Gromit. It took engineers 200 hours to construct and 100 hours to test this pancake making device, which starts when the enthroned hen lays an egg. It's pretty to look at, but the real question is: are the… »2/10/13 11:30am2/10/13 11:30am

Engineers light a menorah with a Rube Goldberg Machine, a robotic arm, and a little nitroglycerin

The first night of Hanukkah is less than a week away, and the engineers of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, are getting ready with their unnecessarily complicated menorah lighting system, in which a Rube Goldberg device triggers a robotic arm, and nitroglycerin provides the fire. »12/02/12 4:00pm12/02/12 4:00pm