Hyperloop: Everything We Think We Know About the Future of Transit

On Monday, Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk will finally reveal his concept for a high-speed transit system called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop, according to Musk, will be able to whisk you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in roughly the time it takes to watch an episode of Veep. He's been intentionally… » 8/11/13 2:36pm 8/11/13 2:36pm

Tesla gets his revenge on Thomas Edison through the "power" of rap

Epic Rap Battles of History has finally gotten around to the most important scientific feud of all time. I was afraid Edison's savvy business sense and promotional skills would lead him to having the doper rhymes, but I feel like Tesla really pulled it out at the end. Oh, if only the real Tesla had been so lucky! » 3/12/13 11:30am 3/12/13 11:30am

"Heroes of Science" action figures are light on "action," heavy on the…

Yesterday we told you about the world's greatest Agent Coulson action figure. At the time, we called it the world's greatest action figure. But AF-Coulson would do well to watch his back; over on deviantART, graphic artist datazoid has put together a series of digitally painted "Heroes of Science" action figures… » 11/20/12 7:00am 11/20/12 7:00am

Does Brad Bird's mysterious new science fiction movie star George…

The mysterious new science fiction project being directed by Brad Bird keeps getting more interesting. First of all, we learn from the Hollywood Reporter that the movie's codename had changed from 1952 to Tesla — which is just a codename, not the official title. But it's still interesting. » 11/11/12 11:45am 11/11/12 11:45am

Soviet Teens Rock Out to Tesla Coils and Theremin

I admit I have no idea what exactly is supposed to be going on in this clip from a film titled Komsomol » 8/06/08 1:00pm 8/06/08 1:00pm, the name of the Communist Youth League. We’ve got Tesla coils snapping and sparking all over the place, commie teens little dreaming that their great-grandkids will shop for jeans in Red Square, deco television…

Which Technological Invention Changed the World?

Scientists like Jared Diamond argue that human history is essentially the story of technology. Our technological advancements are what propelled us from caves to cities, from gaslight to nuclear reactors, and from horseback to orbit. But with each advance comes a potential dark side: deadlier warfare, toxic pollution,… » 7/21/08 1:04pm 7/21/08 1:04pm