The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose. » 8/27/14 4:54pm 8/27/14 4:54pm

The Flying Crowbar: The Insane Doomsday Weapon America Almost Built

The Cold War had plenty of disadvantages for the world as a whole, true, but there was never a better time to be a mad scientist with crazy doomsday devices. No longer limited to freelance work delivering threats to the UN, the Cold War meant governments would actually hire you to make things. Things like Project… » 10/02/13 1:22pm 10/02/13 1:22pm

Check Out These Gorgeous Color Photos From World War II

As the generation that fought World War II passes on, it can be difficult for younger people to remember that it was a war fought not by the elderly in black and white, but by millions of Americans in vivid color. These gorgeous images, via Shorpy, remind us just how vivid that war was. » 6/30/13 2:33pm 6/30/13 2:33pm

This Man Had The Equivalent Of A Teleportation Device In 1901

I try not to seek out the "best" of anything. The idea of best is so subjective, it becomes useless. Try picking a "best" car, for example. I'll save you the hassle: you can't. But there is one exception. It's for the overall concept of personal transportation, and the person who did it best was Alberto Santos-Dumont. » 6/06/13 2:32pm 6/06/13 2:32pm