Alex Senneker

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Stunning Video Tribute to NASA’s Voyager Space Program

Astronaut in space snaps dramatic photo of the full moon caught in a sunset

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured an incredible photo of the full moon just above the horizon as the sun set from the International Space Station …

Space Exploration

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

Posters

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …

Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?

Politicians, architects, and scientists increasingly herald timber as an Earth-saving building technology, but not everyone agrees.<p>Cities are shaped by fire. From Chicago to San Francisco, enormous swathes of urban fabric were wiped away by accident in the 19th century. These horrific disasters did …

Gota Dam Residence: A House on a Rock / Sforza Seilern Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sforza Seilern Architects, an artistic collaboration between Studio Seilern Architects and Muzia Sforza, …

New Chinese Skyscraper Would Be World’s Third Tallest

If completed, the proposed project in Shenzen would add another record-breaker to the country's crop of megatall towers<p>Set to rise 2,297 feet (700 meters) above Shenzhen's Central Business District, the proposed H700 Shenzhen Tower would be one of the three tallest buildings in the world.<p>Designed …

Architecture

Containing Chernobyl for the Next 100 Years

Thirty years after Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor No. 4 exploded, the building built around the site has reached the end of its expected life span. The …

Zaha Hadid's 35 most incredible buildings

Architecture

Hitler’s megalomaniacal project to raze much of Berlin and transform it into his global Nazi capital killed thousands. Today, its few remnants are chilling, mundane, even graceful – and inseparable from a barbaric chapter in history<p>Resembling a huge, ripe, cracked brie, one of the few remnants of …

Germany

Gorgeous Midcentury 'Petal House' in Napa Valley Asks $1.7M

With terraces and views on all sides<p><b>Location:</b> Napa, California<p><b>Price:</b> $1,698,000<p>Charming midcentury architecture and a breathtaking wine country atmosphere come together in the 1962 "Petal House," designed by Walter Thomas Brooks, a California architect who found architectural inspiration in the …

The solution to today’s tasty topical teaser<p>Earlier today I set you the following puzzle:<p><i>Illustrated below is a quarter-circle, containing two semicircles of smaller circles. Prove that the red segment has the same area as the blue.</i>

Raspberry Pi

Lockheed's Hybrid Wing Body Plane Will Fly This Year, in Model Form

The 4-percent scale model is similar to a drone, but much larger and meticulously designed. It's a true copy of the future aircraft.<p>Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) airlifter will fly sometime this year—or at least a four percent scale model of the aircraft will fly. The model has completed …

Aviation

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

The roof on Apple's new 'Theatre' is an amazing one-piece design that weighs 80 tons

Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus is set to debut in early 2017, but the company is showing off one impressive piece of the puzzle (literally) early.<p>The roof of Apple’s new “Theatre” is a one-piece, 80-ton behemoth that is 140 feet in diameter. It’s also made of carbon fiber, and Apple believes it’s …

This LEGO Paper Airplane Factory Makes Hand-Folding Look Like a Joke

It even fires them off automatically.<p>If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing. At least, that's what I assume minds behind this LEGO paper airplane machine think. This automated assembly line can not only take a flat piece of paper and produce a fully-folded plane on the other side, it …

Lego

One of Saturn’s rings was playing a trick on us

One of Saturn's rings may not be all it appeared to be. According to a study published recently in the journal Icarus — the first study to "weigh" the inner portion of Saturn's B ring using data from NASA's Cassini orbiter — an optical illusion makes the rings look more dense than they are.<p>Saturn's …

The Roof That Isn't There

Using the nation's largest ETFE roof and pivoting glass doors, the new home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, is an enclosed stadium that almost feels like it's outdoors.<p>On December 12, 2010, the much-maligned Metrodome finally gave out. After nearly a foot and a half of snow …

Fantasy Football

Impresive Timelapse Of Lifesize LEGO BB-8 Build

This is a timelapse of a lifesize LEGO BB-8 being built by the folks at Bright Bricks. Me? I am a Dumb Stone. Oh who am I kidding, I'm not even a …

Take a Tour of the World's Largest Model Railway on Google Street View

Visit the Grand Canyon, Switzerland, Las Vegas (and more!) in a matter of seconds.<p>Thanks to Google Street View, we've been able to explore Machu …

Canada 'cut in half' after bridge connecting east and west splits

The newly built bridge has been closed indefinitely “due to mechanical issues”<p>The Nipigon River Bridge in Canada has broken down, severing the only road connecting eastern and western Canada.<p>The newly built bridge – completed in November 2015—is now closed indefinitely “due to mechanical issues”, …

Canada

Four new military aircraft took to the skies in 2015

<b>Four Military Aircraft Hit the Skies in 2015</b><p>It was a big year for military aircraft advances. Here’s a look back at four of those – the F-16 Viper, Marine Corps’ King Stallion Helo, a new stealth bomber and fifth generation fighter F-35.<p><b>The Viper</b><p>The F-16V Viper is the newest, most advanced fighter …

The new 'Star Wars' droid started out as a napkin sketch — see the early drawings of BB-8

When "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" arrives in theaters this weekend, one of the breakout characters is certain to be the adorable little ball droid BB-8.<p>The puppy dog-like character isn't a CG character. The crew made a real, working, remote-controlled droid for the film which could roll around …

Amazing footage shows why the U-2 is one of the most difficult planes to land

As we have already seen in the U-2 clips taken at Beale Air Force Base, this iconic reconnaissance aircraft requires some special landing assistance from chase cars driven by experienced pilots who talk to their colleagues aboard the U-2s during take-off or landing.<p>Because the pilot's view on a …

Jeff Bezos just posted this video of 'what 400 very happy rocket scientists look like' after successfully landing their spacecraft

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is continuing his victory lap around the private spaceflight industry with a new video, showing "400 very happy rocket scientists" in the wake of Blue Origin's historic landing test in late November.<p>Blue Origin, the spaceflight company owned by billionaire Bezos, is trying to …

This Map Shows Just How Long Travel Took 100 Years Ago

You might have battled queues, delays and cancellations while you travelled over the holiday weekend, but be grateful you’re travelling in 2015 when …

Geography

Bizarre physics doubted by Einstein just led to the first-ever prediction of a supernova

Astronomers have pinpointed exactly when and where we can see the cataclysmic explosion of a giant star, called a supernova, from start to finish.<p>Their first-ever prophecy of a supernova is based on something photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014: four stars blowing up at once.<p>In …

Ludicrous aircraft innovations that will never get off the ground

Airbus has filed a patent for a detachable cabin which it says could speed up the boarding process - and which seems to have been inspired by Thunderbird 2.<p>The Airbus pod<p>The inspiration?<p>Here we present more ambitious aircraft innovations which will (probably) never get off the ground.<p>1. The …

Patents

The World' Most Spectacular Ceilings That Prove The Best View Is Always Up

Just breathtaking.<p>While traveling, it's easy to get swept up with what's directly in front of us. But don't forget that sometimes the best view is right above your head.<p>The below images of dazzling ceilings are masterpieces in both design and function, from the ornate wonder that is the ceiling of …