Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010

A Brown Pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

968,000 barrels so far. 100,000 more per day. Projection: 3rd largest oil spill in history.

Ride the Last Shuttle Into Outer Space

Atlantis final shuttle launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Send your picture to space

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“NASA wants to put a picture of you on one of the two remaining space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. Launch your face into space and become a part of history.”

There were already 85,644 people when I checked!

This could be you:

Atlantis final shuttle launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Atlantis final shuttle launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Future Weapons

Military Laser Experiment

Since the first microorganism on Earth fired a blast of toxins at a rival colony, the arms race has yet to cease.

Hand-Held Mortar

One Million Rounds Per Minute

BAMBI 1.2 Beta

The prototype in this video is not weaponized, however these agile robots could be used for combat and reconnaissance. Note how well it handles debris. It would be good at walking through a war-torn, urban city.

Military Laser Experiment

Military Laser Experiment

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom shockwave produced by F-18 Diamondback

Also known as the Prandtl-Glauert singularity, vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg; this rapid condensation of water vapor can be seen by the naked eye.

Prandtl Glauert Singularity Effect as seen in the Baker shot of Operation Crossroads

Prandtl Glauert Singularity Effect as seen in the Baker shot of Operation Crossroads