Time lapse of an airport makes airplanes look like shooting stars

Aside from going through security and lugging around your carry on and rushing to the gate and avoiding human swarms, airplanes are magical places. Okay, maybe not. But there's beauty in how they operate. Just watch this ballet of airplanes at Shanghai's airport. It's like seeing man made shooting stars. » 8/14/14 8:56pm 8/14/14 8:56pm

Fermenting beer time lapse shows one beautiful breathing sludge monster

Watching the fermentation process of beer is a lot like seeing a brown sludge monster grow in strength. It's not pretty. But then you remember how delicious beer tastes and how wonderful it makes you feel and you forgive it for looking so unsightly. Or at least I did. I think this time lapse is beautiful. » 8/07/14 10:59pm 8/07/14 10:59pm

Seeing ice cream melt in a time lapse is oddly satisfying

The only thing bad about eating ice cream during the summer is how fast the frozen deliciousness melts. After two minutes, it's dripping onto your elbows and your forearm is sticky for the rest of the day. No one likes melted ice cream. That's why it's so bizarre that watching ice cream melt in this time lapse by … » 7/08/14 11:53pm 7/08/14 11:53pm

Time-lapse captures spectacular lightning storm in Chicago

This time-lapse was made during the big storm that hit Chicago last Monday. The dark clouds moving fast and the lightning strikes on the skyscrapers remind me of that scene from Ghostbusters where the city is possessed. Anyway, it's reassuring to know that Chicago can take it and everything still works fine. » 7/04/14 8:30am 7/04/14 8:30am

Fascinating time-lapse video shows one month of activity at a busy port

Witness a month-long time-lapse of loading and unloading at the Port of Long Beach, California and other impressive footage. Such a simple concept—packing goods to float across the ocean or removing them to deliver across the country—but even with the process running like clockwork, it is clearly a complex business. » 7/03/14 9:00am 7/03/14 9:00am

Computers are now automatically selecting the best embryos for life

These time lapses are captured by a computer that automatically tracks embryo growth from the moment the sperm enters the egg during in vitro fertilization. It selects the best candidates for implantation in mothers, using special algorithms that look for some key markers during the cell division process. » 6/23/14 9:15am 6/23/14 9:15am

From 1914 to 2014, here's what a hundred year difference looks like

Some things change, some things stay shockingly the same. It's funny how a hundred years can be such a long time in some places but be just like yesterday in others. This "time lapse" shows how much (and how little) the world of Antwerp has changed from the beginnings of World War I until now. » 6/04/14 12:22am 6/04/14 12:22am

10-year time-lapse of the World Trade Center Memorial

If you ever find yourself in New York, make sure you make some time to stop by the World Trade Center Memorial. It's a powerful and touching tribute to one of the worst tragedies in American history. This time lapse video, just released by EarthCam, shows the 10-year process it took to build out the memorial. » 5/16/14 11:48pm 5/16/14 11:48pm

Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling. » 4/16/14 5:31pm 4/16/14 5:31pm

Watch how a traffic accident is cleaned up in this timelapse

When a semi-trailer truck carrying a rig filled with toilet paper crashes into a bridge, what happens? A giant mess. A giant mess that someone has to clean up. This timelapse shows a city clean up crew picking up all the crap, repackaging it for another truck and getting the streets clean so that no one would know… » 4/14/14 10:01pm 4/14/14 10:01pm