I realize that airbags have saved countless lives since they were introduced in the early ‘70s, but that doesn’t make the idea of having a giant pillow explode in your face any less terrifying. Especially after watching the explosive mechanism that fills an airbag in just 0.03 seconds detonate in super slow motion.
As tragic as it is to accidentally drop an elaborate Lego creation, it can also occasionally be quite cathartic to watch thousands of plastic bricks shatter in all directions. But I’m glad it was David Windestal and his crew who went to all the trouble of building this 3,152-piece Lego Super Star Destroyer before…
You won’t feel as proud of yourself for being able to shuffle a split deck at poker night after you watch the card manipulating skills of Huron Low, Kevin Ho, and Daren Yeow. The trio, also known as Virtuoso, can make a deck of cards leap through the air as if the effects of gravity aren’t actually felt during a…
Strategically place a ring of fans around a roaring fire and you can turn a relaxing way to toast marshmallows into a terrifying tornado of flames. The effect is even more fascinating in super-slow motion, and when you toss a tiny plastic ATV into the flames, it ends up looking like a stunt from a Hollywood…
As the year draws to a close, we’re not going to pretend that 2017 is going to be fondly remembered by everyone around the country. But instead of taking the easy route and simply pretending that 2017 never happened, let’s instead focus on the fact that lots of awesome people did some really amazing things this year.
Robots are already coming for our jobs, and now it looks like they’re coming for our treasured cultural ceremonies, too.
Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But disturb the fine mesh of a window screen that’s soaked with rain or morning dew, and the shockwave will ripple out with a unique, four-pointed star pattern.
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Thomas Blanchard doesn’t paint like normal artists do. Instead of painstakingly applying colors to a canvas with a brush, he dumps gallons of brightly colored paints into a giant tank filled with oils and other liquids, producing psychedelic waterfalls of color that could never hang in an art gallery.
If you happened to be in Tokyo, Japan, this past weekend, you might had a chance to check out the 2017 International Robot Exhibition, where companies demonstrate cutting-edge robotics by having them perform pointless tasks. I, for one, could watch this magical living table roll soccer balls around all day long.
As soon as cameras got small enough to ride along with drones, the internet quickly filled with amazing aerial footage shot by pros and amateurs alike. But in addition to a camera-equipped drone, filmmaker Ian Montgomery used a second quadcopter carrying a bright spotlight to capture these eerie videos of what barely…
Hidden away in factories across the globe are purpose-built industrial machines that the world not only deserves to know about, but also deserves a chance to own. Like this high-speed meat slicer that would finally help you realize your dream of having bacon for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
There’s no denying that a massive bolt of electricity streaking hundreds of miles across the sky is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive demos. But when seen through the lens of Dustin Farrell’s high-speed camera, lightning becomes even more phenomenal as it slowly zig-zags its way from the clouds to the earth…
Starting a new hobby usually requires a hefty investment in both time and equipment, but when 77-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi retired and wanted to take up painting, he passed on the pricey brushes, paint, and canvases, and decided to use an app already installed on his Windows PC: Microsoft Excel.
You can try as hard as you want, but you’ll never be as cool an uncle as ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober. Using elaborate experiments, he makes learning about science even more entertaining than Bill Nye did, and his latest invention is a sand-filled hot tub that somehow still behaves like water you can swim in.
Because jumping off a mountain with just a pair of thin fabric wings underneath your arms isn’t already dangerous enough, professional wingsuit flyers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet decided to do that and then try and land inside an airborne plane, using a side door that was just a few feet from the aircraft’s spinning…
If you had access to a crash test facility, whenever you weren’t smashing cars you’d probably be spending all of your free time thinking of other things you could launch at a wall at 120 miles per hour. Like toys, which the good people at Switzerland’s Dynamic Test Center did, and were kind enough to film and share…
Looking for a creepy and unsettling way to start your morning? No? Well, too bad, you probably shouldn’t have clicked on this story because the hyper-realistic CG experiments in Simon Christoph Krenn’s short film, Parasitic Endeavours, are going to leave you feeling a little disturbed.
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