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'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.


MH370 Satellite Data Is Now Available For Anyone To Investigate

The Malaysian government has today publicly published the final ping transmissions between Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and an Inmarsat satellite that it was communicating with before it disappeared — so now anyone can investigate what happened to the aircraft,


Flying Tyre Crashes Into A Car On The Road

Imagine cruising down the freeway, possibly on your way to a weekend away from the city, singing songs with your BFF, making future plans about what to do in August, thinking about what kind of food to grab when… SMACK. A flying tyre crashes itself into your car barely missing your windshield.


Oh My, Motorcyclist Just Misses Crashing Into A Horse On The Road

Video: Damn. This girl on the motorcycle just avoided one of the most ridiculously dangerous accidents you could ever imagine: hitting a horse on the road. Seriously, she’s zooming down the road when a horse starts acting up and jumps over to her lane. She quickly manoeuvres around it — thankfully, for her and the horse’s sake — but is obviously shaken up as her life probably flashed before her eyes.


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