Watch A Helicopter Do The Impossible And Fly Upside Down

World class pilot Chuck Aaron makes helicopters fly upside down. That sounds crazy, because it is. And watching this new video of Aaron doing barrel rolls and defying physics in midair will make your stomach turn.


All The Weird Toys From Your Childhood

I don’t know you. I don’t know where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are. You might be a judge or a cook or a priest or a clown. I don’t know. But what I’m pretty sure about is that at one point or another, you’ve been involved with most of the toys below. It’s just one of those things that we all have in common.


The Most Amazing Microscopic Videos Of 2013

Every year, Nikon’s Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The winners of the 2013 competition have just been announced, and the results are strange yet beautiful.


Windows Could Soon Have A Native Gaming Client

The appointment of Phil Spencer as Head of Xbox has serious(ly good) implications for Microsoft’s gaming side. But when put together with other recent news and quotes, it becomes clear that Microsoft doesn’t see gaming as an Xbox-only activity anymore, and will be treating it as more of an afterthought in their next operating system.


Meet The Woman Who Photographs The Oldest Living Things In The World

What’s the oldest living thing you’ve ever seen? A 2200-year-old sequoia, perhaps? That’s a relatively teenage specimen to the artist Rachel Sussman, who has spent the last 10 years looping the globe on a wild adventure to meet and document the world’s oldest “continuously living” organisms.


Feel What It's Like To Drown With This Terrifying Simulator

Forget coffee. If you’re still in dire need of a little morning boost, we guarantee that nothing will be quite as effective as the adrenaline rush you’ll get from swimming for your life in this online drowning simulator. This is not for the faint of heart.


Lytro's Light Field Tech Is Amazing, But Is It Already Obsolete?

Lytro wants to bring photography into the future by creating cameras that do the seemingly impossible — allowing anyone viewing the image to choose which part is in focus. It’s called light-field technology, and it might already be completely obsolete.


NSW Transport Minister On The Fence With Uber Ridesharing -- How About You?

There’s a brewing battle between taxi companies and Uber, the latter of which is gaining more and more popularity each day — and NSW Transport Minister and Deputy Leader Gladys Berejiklian has drawn a line in the sand. Though the line seems to have more to do with what Uber calls itself than what it does.


An Insanely Detailed Map Of Where People Bike And Run Around The World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualised some of the world’s most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people’s workouts across the entire planet — and now you can explore it to your heart’s content.


The Design Secrets Of Luxury First Class Aeroplane Seats

If you think being packed on an aeroplane with strangers sucks, then you’re probably a pleb like us who flies economy. But first class? It’s an entirely different alcohol-lubricated world up there — a world where a single seating unit can cost half a million dollars.