The Fastest Spacecraft Ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe

The fastest manmade object ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe, hurtled toward our Sun at 700,000 kilometers per hour. Its mission: to learn about particle and solar wind acceleration in the Sun’s corona, its shifting outer layer of plasma. It was launched in August 2018 and had to overcome many obstacles even before takeoff—including weight, size, and preparation for radiation and acute variation in temperature. Watch the “Science …

A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes

Omata's new accessory hides savvy GPS tech underneath its easily legible analog face

Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer’s unique analog face informs of the four most relevant ride metrics (speed, distance, ascent and time). Of equal importance, it stays extremely legible even when you’re hightailing down steep slopes. Of note, the 18 mph …

Cool Hunting Video: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

A race around the suburbs in Bugatti's latest and greatest supercar

At 1,200 horsepower, a top speed of 252 mph that produces 1.4g of lateral acceleration potential and a $2.2 million price tag, there was no chance we were going to turn down the opportunity to cruise around Greenwich, CT in Bugatti‘s fastest supercar to date. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is a perfect model of engineering, power and design; delivering breakneck speeds with an enormous …