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Massive Spacecraft Transport Vehicles Are Still Going After 50 Years

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has two of the largest vehicles ever built on treads. Crawler-transporter No. 1 and crawler-transporter No. 2 (CT-1 and CT-2) have carried rockets and spacecraft to the launch pad for the last 50 years.


All The Broke-Ass Tech We Still Use Every Day

Not long ago, I asked you all to vent your rage about the most garbage why-the-hell-doesn’t-it-actually-work-worth-a-damn technology that you still find yourself having to use every day. Here’s our collective tech crap list.


The NSA's In-House Magazine Looks Like A 1970s Punk Zine 

Back in 1976, the NSA started an in-house magazine called Cryptolog that served as reading material for employees of the top secret agency. In 2013, the agency declassified heavily redacted issues of the magazine dating up to 1997… and its design is actually pretty amazing.


7 Slow-Mo GIFs That Show Off Android Lollipop's Delightful Animations

Android Lollipop is beautiful. It’s the best Android has ever looked, thanks in part to its lovely animations and new “material design“. We’ve taken a GIF-centric look at Lollipop before, but YouTuber The Nerd Herd took an awesome slow-mo look at the new animations, and I think that calls for a few more GIFs.


The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets’ misplaced and ultimately untimely ambition.


The 7 Geekiest Moments Of The 2015 Rio Carneval

This year the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) made a surprising appearance at the Rio Carnival, held at Rio de Janiero’s Sambadrome. Two hundred people from the Unidos da Tijuca, last year’s winning samba school, represented CERN’s particle accelerators crossing the border between France and Switzerland. And this was not the only beautifully geeky moment at the world’s largest parade.


The Magnificent Evolution Of Polar Icebreakers

Modern icebreakers are the most marvellous of civilian ships. They are huge, they are strong, they are powerful, and their history is amazing. Without them, there would be no safe waterways for other ships in the icy waters around the poles of the Earth. Here is a spectacular look into their evolution, from steamers and diesel vessels to nuclear powered ships.


25 Of The Most Desirable Objects Ever Made

First of all I have to make this clear: I am not an objectophile. Really, no. Not really. OK, maybe a bit. Bit who isn’t? We’re surrounded by scores of gadgets so well-designed it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with some of them. The following set of images serves as a confession for me. Call me a pervert, but I adore these objects so much, that simply to touch, to hold them causes a pleasant and tickling sensation in my nervous system.


The Top 6 Fictional Robot Fights We'd Definitely Want To Watch

For near a decade, humanity’s thirst for gladiatorial robot fighting went unsatiated when BattleBots went off the air. But with this month’s joyous announcement that BattleBots would be returning to television in the US, those memories of robot-on-robot violence came flooding back. So, I asked a simple question — what awesome robot fight would you wish you could watch?


How To Turn Your Smartphone Into The Ultimate Spy Tool

You don’t need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You’ve already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you’re spying when you’re probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in your corner.