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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

Following the tragic accident on Friday which saw Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo fail catastrophically, engineers are now scrabbling to understand the cause. In a new briefing, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the craft deployed its braking system prematurely.


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed, One Pilot Confirmed Dead

Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an “in-flight anomaly” aboard SpaceShipTwo. There were unconfirmed reports that one of the two pilots is dead. Those reports have now been confirmed. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. Update: Virgin Galactic has confirmed that SpaceshipTwo has crashed and the California Highway Patrol has confirmed that there is one fatality and one major injury.


Insane Car Crash Somehow Barely Avoids Hitting A Group Of Bystanders

The first time I saw this video of a car crash during the Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta 2014, I thought it was a scene from Final Destination. The second time I saw it, I thought it was some amateur fake. I’ve watched it multiple times now and I’m still not sure how the out of control, flipping car managed to avoid hitting people.


'High-Energy Objects' Colliding With Flight MH17 Caused It To Explode

A preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board into what caused the devastating crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has confirmed what many already feared. The report explains that the plane was downed by “a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside”, causing it to explode in mid-air. All 298 passengers and crew aboard the flight were tragically killed.


Steve Ballmer Wrote The Blue Screen Of Death

The Blue Screen of Death is perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol of computer failure thew world knows. But have you ever wondered who sat down to pen the charming text that appears when a PC poops itself?


Crash & Learn: The Most Important Life Rule In One Beautiful Short

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this — existence itself is a chain of failures and successes.


Everybody Survived This Crazy Crash That Flipped A Speedboat In The Air

Thankfully, the two drivers of this speedboat are still alive after the crash. And the crash was crazy. The speedboat launched itself into the air like a rocket, flipped end over end and then spun again one more time for good measure before it slammed into the water bow first. Just nuts.


Spectacular New Video Of The Failed Longest Car Jump Record Attempt

This spectacular multi-angle video shows Guerlain Chicherit’s attempt to beat the world record for the longest car jump, which is now held by Tanner Foust at 101 metres. Chicherit tried save a 109.7m gap between an 18-tonne steel ramp and a concrete landing surface. Fortunately, he didn’t die.


How And Why Your Computer Crashes

Despite technology constantly improving, there’s one eternal truth in computing: your computer can and will crash, probably at the most inconvenient point. But why is that? And why is it still a problem?


This Is What A 3000-Car Race Would Look Like If The Earth Were The Moon

Video: Professional video maker Rickard Rick produces renderings of games in his spare time and this 3000-car race-cum-epic-pile-up is one of his best. The physics are a bit crazy, as if the Earth had the moon’s gravity, but the results have a dream-like quality that makes it fun and hypnotic to watch.