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That Wild Chinese Telescope Is Already Discovering Its First Pulsars That Wild Chinese Telescope Is Already Discovering Its First Pulsars

By now, you may have seen the incredible pictures of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope or FAST, an enormous telescope in the Guizhou province of China that just turned on last year. You’ve also probably heard that, yes, many hope it will find signs of alien life. It’s already beginning to make…

China Powers Up the World's Largest Alien-Hunting Telescope China Powers Up the World's Largest Alien-Hunting Telescope

You had a good run Arecibo, but there’s a new big dog in town. China has switched on the massive dish that now officially holds the record for the world’s largest single-aperture telescope. Among other things, researchers hope it will provide a big boost in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

What It's Like to Be in a Drag Race That Goes from 0 to 316mph in 3.77 Seconds What It's Like to Be in a Drag Race That Goes from 0 to 316mph in 3.77 Seconds

It’s over so fast, you don’t even know what happens. Here’s what it’s like to be inside the hot rod of 2013 NHRA Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon. He guns his car from zero to 316mph in a ridiculous 3.77 seconds and all you really get to see and feel is a total blur in which you probably ingested mushrooms and hit…

How can these people finish a video game in minutes while it takes you hours? How can these people finish a video game in minutes while it takes you hours?

Speedrunners play video games as a race against time. It’s not about getting the highest score or beating another person in the game but rather it’s about beating everyone by getting the fastest time. Kotaku talked to some gamers who seem to see things quicker and faster (or is it slower?) than the rest of us normal…

This jet-powered go kart is basically a fire breathing monster on wheels This jet-powered go kart is basically a fire breathing monster on wheels

Life demanded it so the mad genius that is Colin Furze delivered a jet-powered go kart that can go as fast as cars on a highway. The jet-powered go kart is so ridiculous it basically spits out fire while you drive it. I mean, the metal pipes turns orange because it burns so hot. What a beast.

Watch this insanely fast drone fly at impossible speeds into the clouds Watch this insanely fast drone fly at impossible speeds into the clouds

Holy crap. Once this drone decides to go, it just guns it like a warp speed rocket ship into the air. It’s so fast that I can’t believe it’s real. But Quadmovr has been showing iterations of its super fast drone for months now and everything else in the video seems to be moving at a normal speed so my God, this is…

This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast This jet-powered boat is going impossibly fast

Yowza. I think if I hopped on this jet-powered boat in New Zealand my hair would fall out, my neck would get stretched out and my face would be permanently smushed in. It goes fast. Like a runaway roller coaster that's off its track fast. I mean, look how quickly it zips in and around the turns of the canyon.

This guy can chop onions so fast it's unreal This guy can chop onions so fast it's unreal

His technique may not be orthodox but it's definitely efficient. I timed it and he chops an onion in, roughly, ten seconds. Which is less than what it takes to do it with a domestic food processor—considering that you have to cut the onion first, put it in the machine, close the lid, chop it, and take it out again.

I wish this crazy explosive tempura cooking machine were real I wish this crazy explosive tempura cooking machine were real

When I first saw this video I thought someone invented an insanely fast machine to cook delicious shrimps in just a few seconds. Thinking it through, I soon realized it was impossible. It's from a fake cooking show made to advertise the Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo.

Skateboarder zips down mountains and flies by cars at insane speeds Skateboarder zips down mountains and flies by cars at insane speeds

He's going down the mountain road so fast that it looks like he's about to hit warp drive or something. I mean, damn. It seems like one little pebble on the road or one little shift in the wrong direction and he'd be catapulted off the side of the road. But he manages to hang on at ridiculous speeds.

Giant New Zealand carnivorous snails are anything but slow Giant New Zealand carnivorous snails are anything but slow

I've never seen a snail moving this fast in my life, but then I've never been to New Zealand where these creatures come from. The snails had to adapt to their isolation and became bigger and carnivorous.

This ridiculous badminton rally shows how impossibly quick humans are This ridiculous badminton rally shows how impossibly quick humans are

Badminton is silly and soft and dainty and not tennis, right? I don't know anymore! This impossibly fast rally makes it seem like an impossibly fast sport played by humans who have impossibly fast reaction times. Even robots couldn't see the ball and hit the ball so fast. It's incredible.

Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race

The world starts to blur. People and trees and houses and stores are just streaks of colors as you zoom by. The roads become vertical as you make your turns. You're going so fast that, if you hit anything on the road, even a stick, you're probably going to fly hundreds of feet in the air and smack yourself to pulp.…

What it looks like to go down a luge track at a blazing 80mph What it looks like to go down a luge track at a blazing 80mph

Bumpy. Dangerously fast as hell. And it looks like the luger will careen off the course at any given moment.Doubles luger Matthew Mortenson put on a helmet cam on a ride down the luge track in Sochi to show us what it's like to go zooming down sloping slick ice on your back and while it looks like a fun roller coaster…

Daughter reacts so adorably when she asks her dad to drive super fast Daughter reacts so adorably when she asks her dad to drive super fast

Don't tell Mom! Actually tell Mom because her daughter is so dang adorable that she should be proud that her little girl has so much joy in her. Jamie P. took his daughter out in his 1000bhp Nissan GT-R and fulfills his daughter's request to drive faster to hilariously delightful results. She's the best. Even though…

3 Ways to Chill Your Canned Beverages Before Kickoff 3 Ways to Chill Your Canned Beverages Before Kickoff

This is a Public Service Announcement: If you have warm beer (or may be receiving warm beer during the game today), you should read this post we originally ran two years ago.

Sony's new console will be faster than Microsoft's—but only nerds care Sony's new console will be faster than Microsoft's—but only nerds care

Sources close to the development of games for the PS4 and the Xbox One—Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles—say that the former is about 50% faster than the latter. But is it 50% more fun to play with it? (The answer is no, which is why normals consumers don't care about these things at all.)

Police arrests man who broke the drive-around-Manhattan speed record Police arrests man who broke the drive-around-Manhattan speed record

His name, according to the New York Police Department, is Christopher Adam Tang. He claimed he drove around Manhattan in just 24 minutes and seven seconds using a BMW Z4. The man was arrested following the publication of his video and an interview in Jalopnik.

A Jet Powered, Fire Blowing Bicycle Is Not Ridiculous At All A Jet Powered, Fire Blowing Bicycle Is Not Ridiculous At All

Colin Furze, maniac maker of maniac things like the maniac 50mph baby carriage, has decided to attach a fire-breathing jet propulsion system to an old woman's bike because that's what maniacs do. As you can imagine, it's not ridiculous at all.

These Are the Best Internet Service Providers These Are the Best Internet Service Providers

If you're looking for the fastest, most reliable internet service provider, here you have the ranking of all the major ISPs in the United States. It's actual, real world performance—compiled by Netflix from all its customer data: 30 million members watching 1 billion hours of movie content every month.

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