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  • May 19, 2015
    This is a video from Zheijiang University of a new hydrographic printing process (previously) that allows the subject to be printed accurately, regardless of the distortion dunking a 3D object in the water would create. Smart words because I am dumb: The group calls this "com... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2015
    Zorak -- is that you?! This is a video featuring face closeups of a bunch of different praying mantis species (plus some grasshoppers) while they perform various activities. The short was created by Academy Award winning director Zana Briski to encourage us to rethink our rel... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    These are the 98 different raw foods that Dutch artists Lernert and Saunder cut into perfect 2.5cm cubes for a food-themed newspaper photoshoot. There's something really visually appetizing about the shot. Can you name all the foods? I could only identify like five, but almo... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    This is a video of a man carving a cube inside of a cube inside of a cube from a solid metal block, using a lathe. None of the smaller cubes can be removed from the larger ones. Apparently carving cubes inside of cubes is some sort of indicator for how good a lathe turner is ... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2015
    This is a series of 3-D epoxied flooring options available from Dubai based Imperial Interiors. I've got the feeling they're expensive. Still, it would be awesome to add a sandy beach floor to my guest bathroom. "ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR BEACH THEMED GUEST BATHROOM." Please, it's ... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2015
    This is a video of Backyard Brains co-founder Greg Gage hooking two people up with electrodes so anytime the woman thinks of moving her hand, she moves the man's hand as well. The system is available for purchase from Backyard Brains (which sells basic kits for people interest... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2015
    This is a video of TheBackyardScientist pouring molten aluminum into a watermelon to see what will happen. His hypothesis is that the watermelon will explode. Sadly, that hypothesis is rejected. It did make this cool casting of the seed chambers though. Now I kinda want to ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2015
    This is a video of juggler and ring illusionist Lindzee Poi (previously HERE and HERE) performing a series of trippy ring illusions in somebody's beautiful backyard (I love wisteria vines!), complete with EMOTIONAL SOUNDTRACK. I really liked that song. It almost made me cry. ... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2015
    This is the kinetic chandelier installed at the Leningrad Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. It consists of 1,089 individually controlled wires and color-controllable LED bulbs. Man, I would love to stare up at something like this while I fall asleep at night. Instead I have ... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    This is Diane's Bare-Hearted Glassfrog, a newly discovered and described species of translucent-bellied frog that lives in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. It also looks like Kermit the Frog. You think Kermit faked his own death to get away from Miss Piggy and go live i... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    This is the Make Project created by Christian Poulsen detailing how to build your own functional BB-8 droid with a Sphero robotic ball toy, a foam head, and a neodymium magnet. It works pretty well, although his head doesn't stay on top as smoothly as the real BB-8. Still, im... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    This is a video shot on Huntington Beach of a stunt kite pilot taunting a kid with his insane kite control skills. I didn't even know half of those moves were possible to perform with a kite. And apparently neither did Benjamin Franklin, which is why his bag of kite tricks co... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2015
    These are a couple shots of the skeleton jungle gym created by artist Peter Riss and on display in the backyard of the Heilig-Kreuz church in Munich, Germany. I don't think it's made from real bones though. I also don't think you're supposed to climb on it. I doubt those bon... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2015
    Seen here eyeballing a friend with a rocket launcher strapped to its back, an endangered Amazon river turtle prepares to take us on a journey of epic proportions. Minus the epic proportions part. It's really just some murky underwater footage of a turtle party. Still, it was... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2015
    This is a picture of two bodypainted women disguised as a chameleon by Italian artist Johannes Stötter. There's a video of them after the jump in case you're skeptical. There's also a BONUS picture and video of five bodypainted women disguised as a frog. Most impressive. N... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2015
    This is the Boneshaker Big Wheel, the brainchild of Ron Schroer. Pedaling powers a bunch of Theo Jansen kinetic motion sculpture inspired walking legs in the rear that push the bike forward. It is probably not the bike you want to be riding if you're trying to get away from t... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    This is a heartwarming video of several colorblind people experiencing the full spectrum for the first time thanks to a pair of corrective glasses developed by EnChroma. You know, I had a colorblind roommate in college. You could never send him to go get condiments in the caf... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    Remember Kirstie Williams' fake hair octopus hairclips? Well now she's selling them in all sorts of colors and styles in her Etsy store CuriousCephalopods (~$97). I just bought two, so I can have two octopuses tentacle-fighting on top of my head. What are they fighting over?... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    This is a video of the Eizzy Folding Table designed and built by Izzy Swan of Think Woodworks. The 20" x 20" x 30" box breaks into two stackable pieces, and folds out into four stools and a table. Perfect for picnics! What do you say we make some sandwiches and grab a couple... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    Flood Map is an interactive map you can use to see just what increase in water elevation it would take to flood your town/state/country/world. Apparently it takes a pretty significant increase to flood anything but the coasts, and this map here represents a water elevation of ... / Continue →