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What would happen if you mix Alka-Seltzer with water in space

A shiny orb! A floating shiny orb! Water bubbles that pop out of the floating shiny orb! This is the magic that would happen when you pop an effervescent tablet (Alka-Seltzer!) into a water bubble in space. It’s cool to see the little bubbles form within the blob of water and then see things start flying off the orb… » 7/28/15 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm

Video: The beautiful tracking shots from films by Stanley Kubrick

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. There are few directors like Stanley Kubrick so we have to appreciate all that he’s left us with. This video montage by CutPrintFilm puts together various tracking shots (or shots meant to look like tracking shots) from Kubrick films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange… » 7/28/15 11:42am Tuesday 11:42am

The process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting

This video is more intense and more suspenseful and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo and the retro-tech combined with its quaint fail safes and cute ignition all under the backdrop of the disastrous… » 7/27/15 7:23pm Monday 7:23pm

What happens when you put a coin into a block of dry ice

Everything starts shaking and the coin starts to dances around and vibrate and it looks like it’s trying to escape the block of dry ice in a fit of fury. The ol’ science experiment is always fun to see because everything reacts so quickly. What’s actually happening is that the coin warms up the dry ice turning it back… » 7/24/15 12:34pm 7/24/15 12:34pm

The top 10 most beautiful looking movies of all time

CineFix attempted the impossible task of trying to list the top 10 most beautiful movies of all time and did a half decent job! If anything, it’s nice to see these movies pop up on your screen again (albeit through a YouTube window) just to remind yourself about how beautiful the colors and the cinematography and the… » 7/21/15 1:30pm 7/21/15 1:30pm

How The Walking Dead uses special effects to fake gory zombie kills

The Walking Dead is probably one of the goriest and grossest shows on television because all they do is kill zombies. And though zombies are not real (yet, at least), the blood and gore look real because of all the amazing special effects on the show. Here’s a reel from Stargate Studios showing their best work of VFX… » 7/21/15 10:16am 7/21/15 10:16am

Why Chuck Jones, the creator of Looney Tunes, was such a great artist

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting does his always wonderful deep dive thing on Chuck Jones, the creator of Looney Tunes, and examines how evolved as an artist. It goes beyond his technical skill and his jokes and his characters his discipline and tells how Jones used the real world to inspire his work in his world. » 7/20/15 10:18am 7/20/15 10:18am

Video: A day in the life of an airport

Here’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. » 7/16/15 11:19am 7/16/15 11:19am

Infographic: What's the fastest ship in sci-fi history?

It took a little bit for us to reach Pluto but what if we had the power of our imaginations in our real life spaceships? Fat Wallet came up with this neat infographic showing which ships from popular sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games (plus real life NASA ships) to show which ship moves fastest. It’s pretty cool! » 7/16/15 10:13am 7/16/15 10:13am

Video reveals the incredible tunnel that El Chapo used to escape prison 

The story of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, escaping jail is just insane. A mile long, ventilated and lit tunnel was built right under his shower in his prison cell to allow him to escape. Not only that, there was a little motorbike cart inside the tunnel as well to presumably give him a joy… » 7/15/15 2:03pm 7/15/15 2:03pm

Cooking food in a pan cut in half shows the magic of induction cooking

Induction cooking is sorcery masked as science through the power of magnets. That’s what I believe in my heart, at least. The heat is created from magnetic induction (as opposed to a gas stove flame or electric heating) which means without the right type of pan, you won’t be able to cook anything, even if the stove is… » 7/15/15 10:26am 7/15/15 10:26am

How graphic designers photoshopped images before Photoshop existed

Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks. » 7/14/15 3:56pm 7/14/15 3:56pm

What exactly is a calorie and why do we care?

By now, in 2015 with gluten excommunicated from diets and paleo celebrated and superfood vegetables being discovered left and right, we all generally know what kind of food is good for you and what kind of food is bad for you. But do most of us really know what a calorie is other than a big number being worse than a… » 7/14/15 9:14am 7/14/15 9:14am

Video explains why bees are dying and how that seriously screws humans

Bees are extremely important to the way we live. One out of every 3 meals we eat is made possible because of bees and if they died out, plants would die, some foods will stop existing and millions of humans would starve. Seriously! Kurz Gesagt tries to explain why honey bees are dying and what it means for humanity. » 7/10/15 2:30pm 7/10/15 2:30pm

The mesmerizing orchestra of machines boning and butchering meat

Take a lamb and feed it inside Scott Technology’s Automated Lamb Boning System and you’ll get perfect cuts of meat that have been expertly sliced by an entire orchestra of robots. It is OCD serial killer-levels of methodical to see carcasses get served up by steel machines, like any emotion we have towards animals… » 7/09/15 2:16pm 7/09/15 2:16pm

Inside the small shop that makes fantastic headphones the old school way

For such a quaint shop that hasn’t advertised their headphones since 1964, Grado Headphones is a total powerhouse. Hypebeast took a tour to find out the story behind Grado and it’s fascinating to see how these old school makers of headphones compete with the excessive beaten industry of today. » 7/08/15 6:46pm 7/08/15 6:46pm