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  • July 24, 2015
    This is a video from the Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrating what happens when you stick coins in a block of dry ice. What happens? They shiver. WHY do they shiver? BECAUSE THEY'RE COLD, WHY ELSE WOULD THEY. Just kidding, because science. Or is it magic? Allegedly it's sci... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    These are a bunch of shots of Leaf Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae), a species of sea slug that looks like a cartoon sheep and is capable of photosynthesizing algae inside its little penis shaped dingle thingies (I'm a biologist). What's fascinating about the tiny 'leaf sheep,... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2015
    This is a video of the Yuppiechef demonstrating an induction stovetop, using a pan cut in half. For those of you who aren't familiar with induction cooking, it uses electromagnets to heat things with sorcery. It only works with iron-magnetic materials though, so you can put y... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2015
    This is a video explaining the Magnus effect, or why a spherical (or cylindrical) object with spin on it will curve from its principle flight path. It is a commonly observed phenomenon, particularly in ball sports. Baseball pitchers use it all the time! It does not explain b... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This is the miniature samurai armor made by Japanese artist Yoneji Inamura entirely out of dead bugs. That is a lot of bugs. I wonder where he got all those bugs. You think he collected them himself? There are some bugs on my porch if you're interested. Do you need any rol... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is Peruvian tour company Natura Viva's Skylodge, a group of three transparent sleeping pods hanging 400-feet up on the side of a cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley. Each capsule measures 24-feet x 8-feet and includes four beds, a dining area, and a private toilet. The private... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is a short video from a Blue Angels flight demonstration over the weekend in Pensacola, Florida when Blue Angel #5 does a low fly-by and sends all the tents and umbrellas on the beach soaring. Amazingly, nobody was stabbed with a giant umbrella lawn dart. I would have lo... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is a video from Man At Arms detailing the process of forging a traditional Japanese katana (in this case a Hattori Hanzō replica from Kill Bill). They even start by making their own steel from iron ore. The whole process was pretty fascinating, and the finished product (... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2015
    This is the cordless drill powered walking machine built by Izzy Swan of Think Woodworks (previously: his all-in-one folding table and chairs) and inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Theo Jansen. I wish I was better at making things out of wood. I tried to build a birdhouse... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2015
    This is a video of some diver who straps a Go-Pro to a hammerhead shark's fin to capture a first person point of view from the shark's back. How do you attach a Go-Pro to the back of a hammerhead shark? VERY CAREFULLY. Just kidding, this guy goes at it with reckless abandon ... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2015
    This is a shot taken by wedding photographer Chase Richardson as he slipped on a puddle and fell in front of the wedding party he was trying to photograph. As you can see, everyone looks genuinely concerned. Well, except for the three girls on the furthest right (and ESPECIAL... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2015
    This is the Wave Cabinet designed and built by Sebastian Errazuriz Studio. It is quite possibly the coolest cabinet I've ever seen. It is also quite possibly the loudest cabinet I've ever seen, so you might want to think twice about buying one for the bedroom if you have any ... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2015
    This is a series of cross-stitch style tattoos inked by Turkish tattoo artist Eva Krbdk. I'd get one, but I'm afraid of commitment so I just hot-superglued (a method I developed myself) one of my grandma's existing cross-stitches to my arm. In hindsight I probably should have... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2015
    This is a video highlighting the kinetic sculptures created by French magician and juggler Antoine Terrieux. All the sculptures are powered by hair dryers and include a paper airplane flying around in circles (although I assume it's tethered), a water vapor tornado, making a r... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2015
    This is a video from Applied Science of a record playing under an electron microscope. Mesmerizing, isn't it? That isn't what I thought happened at all. I expected to see way more tiny wizards waving their little wands around down there making magic happen. That's not how v... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2015
    This is a BMW X6 with heat-sensitive paint that reveals The Hulk when doused with hot water (previously: this car treated with the same style of paint). Pretty cool, right? Unfortunately, cars usually don't get doused with hot water that often. I guess pee would work too. H... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2015
    This is artist Daniel Rozin's 'PomPom Mirror', an electronic two-tone mirror that uses a Kinect camera to detect objects and an array of 928 motorized pom-poms to display them. It is mesmerizing to watch in action. Like synchronized swimmers, but with less wondering how they ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2015
    This is the line of crystal Pokeballs with glowing Pokemon inside made and sold by Etsy store PokeMasterCrafter. They cost $70 apiece, and are currently available in Mew, Mewtwo, Scyther, Alakazam, Dragonite, Blastoise, Arcanine, Gengar and Eevee varieties. The Pokemon inside... / Continue →
  • 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 →