Monday, December 31, 2012

Kitty leaps from communication tower, and lives!



This is one lucky kitty. This Siamese cat in Columbia may have used one of its nine lives after it jumped from a communications tower while being rescued. Lucky for this kitty he was caught by rescuers, so he`s ok, but wow did he ever take a leap of faith.

one life down, eight to go. you`re one lucky critter.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Missile Toe: Watch some Christmas Tree rocketry




It`s after Christmas, so what do you do with your Christmas tree, turn it into an ICBM of course! From the creators of "Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling" comes a new epic flight, the flight of the XMS MissileToe.

Drool worthy: Take a tour of the Porsche Museum


モーターヘッド MotorHead.jp // Porsche Museum from Maiham-Media.com on Vimeo.

This video takes you on nice tour of the fabled Porsche Museum in Stuttgart Germany. There are around 150 cars on display and 90 percent of them are kept in running condition. See if you can name all the models in this video.

want. nice collection of sports cars that are truly a work of art.

Close up dash cam footage of Russian plane crash



This TU-204 belonging to the Russian airline Red Wings crashed yesterday killing 5 people while trying to land at Moscow`s Vnukovo Airport.

Watch a life size RC Superman flying over a beach



Now this is something. This guy built a life size FLYABLE RC Superman, pretty ingenious if you ask me. This project looks complex, considering the propulsion system is well hidden and all the flight surfaces needed to keep this Man of Steel aloft.

needs heat vision and it would be perfect

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A bottle that stores sound


Re: Sound Bottle from Jun Fujiwara on Vimeo.


To quote Jun Fujiwara, the creator of the Sound Bottle:

"This is a music medium that can reproduce a recorded voice as music. It makes a database of sound sources that is managed and used as formal and automatic repetitions, and forms a music medium of the day."

THAT`S how you put out a boat fire



This one`s from New Zealand, from the original poster:

Friday, December 28, 2012

A playable record made out of ice



The Shout Out Louds have a new single, "Blue Ice" and to celebrate the release they are offering 10 limited edition kits that allow you to make a working record out of ice.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sparklers vs water




Sparklers contain oxidizers. As a result, they are able to burn even when they are placed in an environment where oxygen is absent. Oxygen for the reaction is provided by the oxidizers found in the sparklers.

Do NOT try this at home. Sparklers and fireworks cause too many injuries already!

still fun to watch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is how illegally parked cars are moved in Russia



This is something everyone can relate too, an illegally parked car ruining your day. Well you got to hand it to the Russians who have come up with not so elegant but effective solution.

This TARDIS really is bigger on the inside



Dr Who has one cool ride, the TARDIS, you know the retro 60`s policeman`s box and one of the long running gags of the show is that it`s bigger on the inside. If you think about it that would be pretty hard to model, well here comes augmented reality to the rescue.

This 200 year old mechanical caterpillar sold for $415,000


The Ethiopian Caterpillar from HODINKEE on Vimeo.


The Ethiopian Caterpillar is a bejeweled automaton from the year 1820. Attributed to Henri Maillardet, only six automaton caterpillars are known to exist and the other five are in prestigious collections in Europe, include one in the Patek Philippe museum and another two in the Sandoz collection (see Parmigiani for more on them).
The pre-sale estimate for this piece is $350,000-$450,000.

it ended up selling for $415,000 not bad for a 200 year old wind up toy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Carol singing lab robots



miBots are scientific instruments dedicated to cutting-edge research and development activities. But during the holiday season, they work on improving their artistic skills by taking singing lessons.

hmm, needs a bit of work


Space X Grasshopper gets a test flight



SpaceX's Grasshopper takes a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX's rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTVL), rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered and landed safely on the pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Probably the most useless machine ever



I agree, this is the most useless thing ever, unless you like being aggravated to no end. So this is what is does, you flip switches and as you do a little arm pops out and turns off the switches as you flip them. Hours of fun I say! You just can`t win, actually the secret to winning is simply not to play.

sad, but i want one!

more here

Maybe launching fireworks from a balloon isn`t a good idea



This is from the Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival in Myanmar, this festival takes place near the beginning of November and lasts a week. Looks like fun, if you`re into near death experiences.

High Speed Chemistry: chemical reactions caught in slow motion



Filming chemistry with a high-speed camera - main videos coming soon, but here's a preview and chance to see someone stroke The Prof's hair!

this is really fun to watch

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Paraphernalia short


Paraphernalia from John Williams on Vimeo.

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up... But this robot is more than just a toy.

fun short film, worth the watch and there`s a twist

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Walking Dead musical tribute: The Walking Dumb (Ways To Die)



You all asked for it, so we listened! We spoof 'Dumb Ways to Die', Walking Dead style and tell a cautionary tale from the Walker's point of view.

hilarious stuff, happy shambling!

Christopher Lee releases Metal Christmas covers



Pure awesome, Christopher Lee covering "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night" with the backing of some really heavy guitar. Yes, you might know him as Saruman from The Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit or the 275+ films to his credit, but did you know the man also sings? This guy could easily front a Metal band despite being 90! I think he should.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Watch a paraglider break the world record for looping




Paraglider Horacio Llorens beats the Infinity Tumbling World Record, with 568 consecutive loops over the Mayan ruins of Takalik Abaj, Guatemala.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stanley Pickle, a beautiful and demented stop motion short


Stanley Pickle - FULL FILM ONLINE from Vicky Mather on Vimeo.

Stanley's life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down...

3D printed records sound horrible



This does sound like a good idea, printing out your own LP on one of those fancy 3D printers, but the end result sounds horrible.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gatchaman live action movie coming soon



You might remember Gatchaman from the 70`s otherwise known as Battle Of The Planets in North America (even though it was heavily edited) Well Gatchaman is getting the movie treatment, live action movie at that. Have a look at the cast and a clip.

Watch how the ground really moves during an earthquake



This Movie is showing ground motion of four earthquakes propagating across a high density seismic array in Long Beach, California. Data was recorded by NodalSeismic, LLC during the acquisition of a 3D reflection survey. Movie was produced by Dr. Rob Clayton of Caltech and Magali Barba of UC Berkeley. Data provided by Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Watch a truck load of cows tip over



Yup this truck hauling a trailer full of cows tips over. This video from eastern Russia shows a unique accident. Not exactly sure what caused this truck driver to lose control but the cows came out of it ok, bit a tumbling but they did`nt really even seem to mind, they all get up with this "what happened" look on their faces.

Storage 24 trailer



London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city.

Monday, December 17, 2012

WOW, first 10 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness has been leaked online

Ok this is cool, you can watch this leaked cam version of the first 10 minutes of the new Star Trek movie Into Darkness from this russian site. Its very blurry, but if you find that resistance is futile, well here`s your chance...

Watch NASA crash two probes into the Moon live



Two NASA probes that have been mapping the Moon are set to crash into it today. Named Ebb and Flow these two probes mapped gravitational variances of the Moon down to the Micron level. Well, their job is done and NASA are making sure they go out with a bang, by flying them straight into the Moon. And you get to watch it live!

Set to crash at 5:28PM EST

more here

This is the big asteroid that passed by the Earth last week



This monster is Toutatis. Toutatis is 4.8 km long and came within 4.3 million miles of the Earth. That might sound far but considering thats 18 times the distance that the Moon is from the Earth, that`s close, celestially speaking. During it`s flyby NASA trained their Deep Space Network antenna at it and captured these radar images.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Watch how the Hobbit`s creatures are made to come to life


From the Daily:

"In this exclusive video, go deep behind the scenes of The Hobbit's visual effects with the wizards of WETA Digital. From the making of the Trolls to the giant cavern of the Goblin king."

Watch Fringe`s tribute to Monty Python



Oh that Walter Bishop, he is hands down the most entertaining character in that series, heck he`s one of the more entertaining characters on TV right now, period.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hobbit review



New Zealand Herald 'Time Out' editor Russell Baillie and film reviewer Dominic Corry have watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. They share their thoughts in a robust discussion in the nzherald.co.nz studio as New Zealand awaits the December 12 release.

well its out now in North America. Being New Zealand film reviewers they just might have a vested interest in promoting this film. either way, haven`t seen it, want to see it, will see it

Inside the world`s quietest room




"An anechoic chamber in Minneapolis's Orfield Laboratory holds the Guinness world record for the world's quietest place at -9.4 decibels.

Watch: driving a go-kart on the street is illegal



This one`s from Australia. newsnine reports:

Friday, December 14, 2012

This 2 wheeler may be the urban vehicle of the future




Think a fully enclosed gyro stabilized motorcycle that can`t be tipped over, like flying a jet fighter.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Upstream Color trailer



A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

here`s another new trailer for this movie, looks weird, but i`m curious

Upstream Color opens March 22 2013

This is the largest iceberg break up ever filmed



It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says one of the researchers for filmmaker James Balog.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pacific Rim: First trailer



You like giant robots fighting monsters? Of course you do!


When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

In theatres: July 12, 2013

oh yeeeeaaaah

North Korea`s new satellite out of control

Whether its a weather satellite, a weapon of some sorts or something else entirely reports are coming it that whatever it is North Korea put up there in orbit is tumbling out of control, which generally is not a good thing for spacecraft to do.

G.I. Joe Retaliation trailer



The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

was supposed to be out last summer but was unexpected dropped , so here we go again

North Korea claims to have put satellite in orbit

Maybe it actually worked this time? North Korea is claiming that they put a weather satellite into orbit:
 "The launch of the second version of our Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite from the Sohae Space Centre... on December 12 was successful," KCNA said. "The satellite has entered the orbit as planned."

Solar Eclipse from Northern Australia


The Sweeping Shadow - Total Solar Eclipse, Nov 14 2012,The Granite, FNQ, Australia. from Colin Legg on Vimeo.


Captured by Colin Legg. "I was fortunate to view the eclipse from "The Granite' in far north Queensland this November. Inspired by Joe Cali's short but spectacular footage of the 2008 event (vimeo.com/51646602), I sought a high vantage point to capture the sweep of the shadow. Clear views north and east proved difficult to find, so I had to hike an 850m peak the night before and sleep on a rock ledge.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Lone Ranger trailer




Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

looks good, got to say Johnny Depp looks awesome in this

Man of Steel trailer



A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil

yup another Superman remake, but i got to say it does look good, look for a summer 2013 release


That`s a lot of Gold! Have a look at the Bank of England`s vault




The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures.

Monday, December 10, 2012

After Earth trailer



After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier.

From M. Night Shyamalan, looks interesting

This is what happens when the engine fails on an ultralight



These two aviators are pretty lucky. As you can tell the engine fails on their ultralight aircraft and they are surrounded by forested hills. Luckily the pilot spots a road and they come in for a landing, but still end up in the forest, still very lucky.

good thing for them ultralights generally have some gliding ability.

Lego M&M sorter



This Lego Mindstorms kit will actually sort M&Ms. The system works by using a colour sensor to differentiate the colours of different M&M candies and sort them out.

pretty cool

Disney flies fire breathing dragon over Fantasyland Castle



After weeks of poring through page after page on the Internet, studying grainy video, hearing reports of strange encounters and trying to make sense of archival photos from another era, Gary finally sees the Dragon.

Dogs that drive, and they`re pretty good at it too




Dogs this smart deserve a home.
Every year, the SPCA need to find homes for thousands of dogs just like Porter -- dogs who have been abused, abandoned, or just forgotten. Our dogs may be a motley bunch, but they're all smart and they're all lovable. So please don't forget about them. Adopt them.
To find out more about our #drivingdogs head to www.drivingdogs.co.nz or visit www.spca.org.nz today to adopt a dog.

these pups are actually pretty good at it

Sunday, December 9, 2012

First Oblivion trailer



A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.

looks interesting

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Decay, full movie



CERN, zombies what could be better? This was shot at the CERN`s Large Hadron Collider facility.

Synopsis:


"DECAY is a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students. It will be released free online on the 8th of December, under a Creative Commons license.

Trapped underground at the world's largest particle accelerator, a group of students make a deadly discovery."

cool

This contact lens has a display in it




Switching of a contact lens shaped display. The contact lens is still transparent but is able to modulate the transmitted light using LCD technology. Direct applications could be medical, as an artificial iris, or cosmetic, as an iris with tunable color, or it just could serve as a gimmick. The dollar sign is a reference to the many cartoons featuring people/figures with dollars in their eyes :)

Pale Blue Dot animated


Pale Blue Dot from ORDER on Vimeo.


A visual response to Carl Sagan's famed 'Pale Blue Dot' piece where he muses on our planet's appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Motorcyclist crashes off cliff and survives



Ouch, this has got to hurt. This guy hits what looks like a dirt curb and bounces across 2 lanes and goes off of a cliff, luckily he survived.

ouch is right, bet his motorcycle took a beating

Private Moon trips soon?

Want to go to the Moon, have a spare $1.5 Billion burning a hole in your pocket? You may be able to do just that in the next couple of years, this according to a company called Golden Spike.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome "Finale"



Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga, Blood & Chrome, about William Adama's rookie mission aboard the Galactica.

great sci-fi series

Scanadu: A real medical tricorder you can own



This thing is revolutionary. Who hasn`t watched Star Trek and thought hey having a hand held scanning device would be awesome, well now you can and they best part, it`s only $150. Watch the video for a demo.

"Consumers don't have the tools they need to monitor their health and make informed decisions about when they're actually sick and need to see a doctor. We want to empower consumers to take control of their health and give them direct access to their personal healthfeed."

more here

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gandalf playing bagpipes and riding a unicycle



Your eyes are not deceiving you, this is Gandalf playing bagpipes and riding a unicycle. Looks like someone`s really exciting about the released of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


awesome, that is all


Star Trek Into Darkness teaser



In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Black Marble: A view of the Earth at night




The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. "Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights," asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied them for 20 years.

An amazingly creative Rube Goldberg Machine



Here`s another Rube Goldberg Machine, this one entitled "Isaac Newton vs Rube Goldberg seems to defy physics! A lot of thought went into this one.

Spaun: largest functioning model of the human brain



This is Spaun, short for Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, this is the largest functioning model of the human brain, made in University of Waterloo, Canada. This system that is powered by 2.5 million simulated neurons, and each neuron is its own entity unto itself.

Amazing video of planet Earth



Just an awesome compilation video of vistas, scenes, action, sports and animals, all from our crazy little blue marble, Earth.

very much worth the look, it is beautiful

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Automated quake proof cycle storage Tokyo style



This is Eco-Cycle it stored bicycles 40 feet underground in an automated bike vault. The structure sits on pillions which makes it quake proof err let`s settle for resistant.

Upstream Color trailer



From the Official synopsis:

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

from the director of Primer, opens March 2013

Neffi the Spidernaut: dead



It is with great sadness that the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has announced the Nefertiti the space traveling spider has passed on. "Neffi" as she was affectionately known spent 100 days aboard the ISS and just 5 days after returning to Earth she passed away at the National Museum of Natural History`s Insect Zoo.

NASA`s Voyager 1 enters "Magnetic Highway"

NASA`s Voyager 1 spacecraft is one robust vehicle. Operating for over 35 years and logging more than 123 AU (that`s 123 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun) or about 18 BILLION km, Voyager 1 is about to enter a new region of space at the edge of our Solar System named the "Magnetic Highway".

Want to sound like Darth Vader? This is how you do it



Big Star Wars fan? Always wanted to sound like James Earl Jones playing Darth Vader? Well this tutorial will show you how to do it. Note: these tools can get expensive, it`s not for everyone but if you just got to do it, this is how.

Monday, December 3, 2012

First successful flight of EU combat drone NEURON



The Neuron stealth combat drone UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) demonstrator successfully made its first flight.

Russian arcade claw games offer real cats as prizes!



Stuffed animals, so passe! In Russia the old arcade claw games come with the real deal!

looks like kitty found his way into softest place imaginable, no claws going to move him

Watch this magician turn a piece of dough into a baguette



This is one crazy magic trick, this magician starts out with a pliable hunk of dough and "magically" turns it into a huge baguette, awesome trick with no green screen.

nice, now if he can only turn a piece of bread into 24 beers you`ll have my attention

Navy preps X-47B Drone for carrier launch




Credit: U.S. Navy/Naval Air Systems Command/NAVAIR
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator successfully completed its inaugural land-based catapult launch here Nov. 29, marking the start of a new era for naval aviation.

Odd: Ukrainians sign up for coffin therapy



Ukrainian Stepan Piryanyk odd business is offering the living the chance to sit in a coffin to get themselves used to death and eternity.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Rube Goldberg Machine lights a menorah




Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one.

Watch a bunch of drunk rapping Dwarves bust in on Bilbo`s Hobbit hole



Funny The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey parody featuring drunken dwarves and even Gandalf gets in on it.

Watch this Japanese tuner play Jingle Bells with his car



How could you not like this. Watch as this Japanese tuner plays Jingle Bells with his car exhaust by revving his engine while on a highway cruise no less. Even though that car looks like a heap, I like the buzzy rev of its engine.

lol, nice too see these hoons having fun and get into the Christmas spirit

These tiny reconfigurable robots are micro Transformers




Micro Transformers from MIT:

"The device doesn't look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite remarkable."

Put a cork in it! This radio is turned off by inserting a cork


Plugg from Skrekkøgle on Vimeo.

This radio is called the Plugg for reasons that will soon be obvious. To use Plugg simply pull the cork out the top and the radio starts playing, done with it? put the cork back to turn it off. Brilliantly simple.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The real Mad Max: Monster trucks of the Mexican Drug Cartels



No this is not a vehicle off the set of Mad Max, Robocop or some other action movie. This is basically their version of "tanks."

Catch a glimpse of Smaug in the latest Hobbit trailer



In this latest The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer you can just catch a glimpse of Smaug, and of course you all know (or should!) who Smaug is don`t you? If you really need to know hit the jump.

Memorize, a bloody and short film


Memorize - Short Film from Jimmy Eriksson on Vimeo.


In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip - the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU - Special Surveillance Unit.
Written & Directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson

oh yeah it`s bloody, but pretty cool

Cassette players sing of better days gone by


Binatone Galaxy from Stephen Cornford on Vimeo.

An installation for used cassette players which looks on their obsolescence not as an ending, but as an opportunity to reconsider their functional potential. Superseded as playback devices, they become instruments in their own right.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Visualized: This is one day of activity for New York transit



One weekday (from 4:00am to 4:00am) of transit activity in New York, based on the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data made available by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

wow, does it ever get busy


Watch a crane lift a car using two phonebooks



Rory and Colin team up with the YouTube legend Vsauce. Using the principle of friction they see whether a car can be lifted harnessing just the friction between the interlinking pages of 2 yellow pages. Destruction ensues.

pretty impressive demonstration of the properties of mechanical frication, dramatic too

This is the biggest propulsion breakthrough since the jet engine

spacedaily is reporting that the ESA (European Space Agency) is in the process of evaluating a new propulsion system named SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine).

The Legend of digital Zelda short



The Legend of Zelda comes to the digital world in this short film. Link battles various enemies and travels through a digital world as he tried to find his lost love....the princess Zelda!

pretty cool, shot in one take too


Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome "Episodes 7&8"



It`s Friday so you know what that means, new BSG Blood and Chrome!

This bionic hand tackles everyday tasks with ease



This is the bebionic3, a very sophisticated prosthetic hand. With 14 reliable grip patterns and hand positions bebionic3 is designed to handle almost anything you need to do in a typical day. This video runs through each grip pattern demonstrating its capability to assist in every day activities.

kind of reminds me of the terminator`s hand


Thursday, November 29, 2012

A wind powered land mine detonator, absolutely brilliant


Mine Kafon | Callum Cooper from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.


MINE KAFON is a Finalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. A short documentary portrait on a designer who has created a low cost solution to landmine clearance.
Check out his website:
massoudhassani.com

Mercury has water on it, a lot of it

It seems like the Messenger spacecraft that has been sent to Mercury has found something interesting on it, water, a lot of water. 100 billion tons has been discovered by the orbiting probe along with organic materials permanently locked away in shadows of craters on the planet closest to our sun.

New Zealand weatherman reports forecast in Elvish



Looks like Hobbit mania has hit New Zealand pretty hard. This weatherman from TVNZ Breakfast, delivers the weather forecast in the Elvish language of Sindarin. A world first!

forecast for Mordor, cloudy with a bit of ash

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Watch these amazing anamorphic illusions



These are all photorealistic prints, when viewed at a certain angle they look like a 3D object, but they`re not. Featured are: a Rubik`s cube, a roll of tape and sneakers. Guaranteed to blow your mind.

amazing, perspective really is everything

This robot can be trained to do all your mundane tasks



From willgarage:

"Imagine purchasing a brand new “programmable” robot.  How would you know what to do, to make the robot do something?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Remember Puking Kitty Gravy Boat? they WILL be available soon

GingerELA the glass artist behind the puking kitty gravy boat is going to be making and selling them! Joy has finally come into my dead husk of a heart!

Hidden camera show pulls scary elevator prank



Brazilian variety show "Programa Silvio Santos" is know for it`s hidden camera hijinks. This video entitled "Ghost in the Elevator," starts out innocently, but soon the elevator lights start to flicker, the elevator stalls and out pops a little girl looking like Samara from The Ring clutching a doll and starts screaming. Funny stuff a must see.


good times

Trotify: The Need for Steed, making your bike sound like a horse



Trotify is a wooden set of gears and cams that when attached to your bike makes it sound like a trotting horse. You can get the kit for around $32 and it comes with everything you need, minus the coconut to make the actual sound (supermarket trip for that part). Bicycle not included.

kind of corny, looks like a fun afternoon project but I`m sure i`d be burning it after 5 minutes

more here

Monday, November 26, 2012

Watch a giant anaconda puke up a cow



Yeah I know it`s gross, but I`m betting you can`t help but watch it. Anaconda Snake Pukes Out A Cow In A Jungle River somewhere in Brazil.

enjoy! Happy Monday


China successfully launches first plane off of carrier




This is a milestone. After 14 years when China acquired the derelict aircraft carrier Varyag from Ukraine, and after 18 months of refurbishing, The Varyag, now rechristened the Liaoning set sail from northern China.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This robotic bassist can sure shred



This is Mechbass. MechBass was made by a student called James at Victoria University of Wellington. MechBass was the outcome of my Engineering honors project at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012. Oh yeah, here we have him covering Hysteria by Muse, pretty good if you ask me.

mechbass rocks

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Motorcycle vs flying mattress



To say this motorcycle rider is lucky is an understatement, having lightning fast reflexes also helps too. I`m betting it was laundry day anyway you look at it, he was missed by inches. They should show this video in motorcycle riding training courses.

that would definitely ruin your day

The LA100 UAV, the spy drone you can own


LA100 UAV from Lehmann Aviation on Vimeo.

Meet Lehmann Aviation`s personal spy drone. Great if you`re paranoid, getting unique aerial footage, or if you just want to play James Bond (or a super villain).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Final North American piece of ALMA delivered


spacedaily is reporting that the final antenna for the North America part of ALMA array has been delivered.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome "Episode 5&6"



It`s Friday so that means new BSG Blood and Chrome. This week: Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga; Blood and Chrome! Adama dogfights Raiders while the Battlestar Osiris tries to hold off a Cylon Basestar.

flashy!

This robotic reader can flip pages at mind numbing speeds


The University of Tokyo is using this system to digitize it`s libraryBFS-Auto can achieve high-speed and high-definition book digitization at over 250 pages/min using the original media format.
This performance is realized by three key points: high-speed fully-automated page flipping, real-time 3D recognition of the flipped pages, and high-accuracy restoration to a flat document image. This system is toward the practical use in 2013.

wow, very fast

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Behold: The winter dunes of Mars


Wired has some beautiful imagery of winter dunes on Mars. The image shows a crater that is located in the Southern hemisphere where it was winter at the time this image was taken.

This is what the astronauts will be having for Thanksgiving aboard the Space Station



It`s Thanksgiving again (if you live in U.S.) ever wanted to know what astronauts aboard the ISS will be having?

Freckle: the stop motion short made with Velcro


Freckle from Mike Cantor on Vimeo.


This is pretty cool "Freckle" is a stop-animated music video created using over 19,000 hand-created velcro dots.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Onion rings, math nerd style



Onion rings, you love them, I love them. But who knew you could combine math and cooking in such a delightful way. Ever heard of borromean onion rings? Well maybe this will give you an idea for Thanksgiving or any other dinner for that matter.

How long would it take the world`s most powerful flashlights to cook a turkey



Cooking with flashlights you say?!? Is it possible? The answer is yes if you`re using Wicked Lasers' $200 flashlights that put out an amazing 4100 lumens (thats bright) Amazingly it only took 2.5 hours for the beast to be cooked too.

Born again star tells fate of our Solar System


"Astronomers have found evidence for a dying Sun-like star coming briefly back to life after casting its gassy shells out into space, mimicking the possible fate our own Solar System faces in a few billion years."

The Hobbit Unexpected 7 minute re-edit



This is a fan made compilation of all The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey trailers and TV spots, including: Announcement trailer, Announcement trailer (G), Trailer 1, TV Spot 1 - 7, UK 1 minute TV spot, Japanese 1 minute TV Spot.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cracked 250 year old manuscript code reveals secret society

Wired is reporting that linguist Christiane Schafer has unearth something interesting in a 250 year old manuscript:

Monday, November 19, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: This is Robocop

An Anonymous source has sent photos of what is most definitely what the Robocop suit looks like in the remake. Also included are shots of OCP vehicles (obviously modified HUMVEES)

SETI receives major grant from Qualcomm chief scientist

spacedaily is reporting the SETI project has got a major financial boost from Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio.

One very long burnout



Awesome coupe does some killer burnouts.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This tractors got a Volvo turbo engine in it



Meet Rickard Nillson and his tractor. Rickard`s tractor is no run of the mill tractor, it`s something special.

Is this the world`s fastest piano juggler?



Watch juggler extraordinaire Dan Menendez as he throws on his creepiest mask and demonstrates some unbelievable piano juggling skills!

slow start but man oh man what a finish, is that Pee Wee Herman in that chair?

Blue Moon on a platter



Artist Bruce Munro working at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire England, uses 100,000 old CDs as part of two separate pieces.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome "Episodes 3&4"




Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga, Blood & Chrome, about William Adama's rookie mission aboard the Galactica.
Adama, Coker, and Dr. Kelly battle enemy Raiders and make a shocking discovery deep in Cylon space.

cool sci-fi series, nice space battles worth the watch

Watch a school bus pull a burnout and drift around a parking lot




Do you remember day dreaming on the way to school about ALL the things
that you would rather be doing than going to school? We do to. So we
decided to make that happen for a few kids and took them for a spin in
the Nitro Bus.

i want a ride too

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mind controlled robot



Mind controlled android robot - CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory and the CNRS-LIRMM Interactive Digital Human group, controlled via a brain-computer interface.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Watch this Prometheus animatronic FX reel




Not CGI, but wow, what an amazing animatronic showreel by the talented Gustav Hoegen! Gustav's specialty is Animatronic Effects, Prosthetic Makeup Effects for TV and Film. His credits and some shots shown in this video include: Prometheus, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Clash of the Titans, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who and more.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Robotic fish at Tokyo toy fair



Created bu TakaraTomy Arts and released at the 2012 Tokyo toy fair, this cute gizmo costs 15 € a pop. it runs on batteries that power the fish's tail.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Read the original Prometheus script

So you`ve seen Prometheus. Did you like it, love it, or did it leave you disappointed? For me it was a bit of love and bit of meh, thought it could`ve been so much more. You do know most movies go through a couple of drafts before settling on a script. Well have a look at Jon Spaiht`s original version.

Yes it is confirmed as authentic by Spaihts himself.


read it here

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Driving through a blacked out Manhattan



This short shows New York city dark after the Hurricane Sandy blackout. Kind of eerie going down those dark streets only lit by passing cars.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Watch "Episode 2" of Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome




Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga, Blood & Chrome, about William Adama's rookie mission aboard the Galactica.
Adama and Coker's supply mission quickly turns lethal as the small crew pilots their Raptor through Cylon territory.

it`s actually pretty good

Watch "Episode 1" of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome




Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga; Blood and Chrome!
Ensign William Adama finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the colonial fleet and a new callsign from his war weary co-pilot, Coker.

make this into a proper series already

New World War Z trailer



A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.

mass zombie apocalyptic madness! my understanding is this version takes a different approach than the book, but is`nt that always the case?

opens June 21 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A pile of "The Hobbit" TV spots




"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

Body Crash: wrecked car made with body painted people



This is from an Australian anti speed campaign, it`s made out of 17 naked body painted people and assembled to look like a wrecked car.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vodka bottle chain detonation in liquor store caused by sunlight

KMSP-TV


Some sad news from Burnsville Minnesota a Red Lions liquor store is recovering from a heartbreaking loss.

Astronaut conveys the complexities of space photography


Donald Pettit speaks at Luminance 2012 from PhotoShelter.com on Vimeo.

In this video astronaut Donald Pettit describes that zero g photography is inherently different than Earth based photography, along with the artistic and environmental factors that affect each shot.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will launch this Friday




Your wait is almost over, the (proper) Battlestar Galactica prequel, featuring a young Will Adama fighting the Cylon Wars, will finally get released.

Automatic Skittle sorting machine



This wonderful device is a Skittle sorting machine made by Brian Egenriether. It sorts Skittles out by colour, watch in awe.

Monday, November 5, 2012

First solo flight blues: plane crashes into SUV



This pilot was about to come in for a landing after his first solo flight when an errant SUV ruined his landing. This rural airport in Texas apparently does not mark it`s routes too well considering there are NO lights to warn traffic when it is safe to proceed or not, just the words STOP painted onto the asphalt.

BTW the personal shooting this video was the pilot`s wife.

The clearest explanation of hurricane Sandy yet



You`ve heard the weather personalities, the environmentalists and even some wacky people speak. But NASA gives you the clearest and most detailed explanation of hurricane Sandy yet.

Felix Baumgartner`s free fall from space created a sonic boom

It`s official. World record sky diver Felix Baumgartner created a sonic boom during his free fall from space, in other words he broke the sound barrier on his way down.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

That`s not a knife. This is a knife! pocket knife reinvented



Pocket knives. Who really carries those around anymore? Well Joerg Sprave takes a break from building his crazy slingshots to take a stab at putting his own spin on the old pocket knife.

Watch this Pixar short La Luna


La Luna - Pixar by Spi0n

See Brave this summer? If you not you missed this beautiful little animated short.
It`s about a couple of people that "clean the Moon" and generally keep it in good shape.

Enjoy

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bad kitty: puking kitty gravy boat



GingerELA is one creative gal. Being a glass artist and maybe having a flair for the dramatic she made a custom gravy boat.... of a puking kitty. When tilted you guessed it, gravy comes out of kitty`s mouth.

gross, yes. want? YES!

Watch Dissimilated Vision


異化した視覚 / Dissimilated Vision from Katayama Takuto on Vimeo.

Watch Dissimilated Vision, a beautiful and horrific animated look at the human body.

excellent and all classically animated, the good old fashioned way

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Who you gonna call? Ghostbuster gets busted by cops



This is a video of some guy dressed up as a Ghostbuster (and possible drunk) climbing onto a police car then backflipping over an officer, let`s just say the cops were not impressed with his physical prowess.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Watch the top 10 ways to smash a pumpkin, in glorious slo-mo



Courtesy of the thrashlab:

"In honor of Halloween Thrash Lab went pumpkin shopping and instead of carving pumpkins we decided to smash them. Shot in slow-motion on the Phantom Miro M320S High-Speed Digital Camera. This video reveals "10 Epic Ways To Smash A Pumpkin." (watch in HD on full screen.)"

i can watch this all day long

Star Wars AT-ST walker Halloween costume



Someone went out and finally built a 14` tall Star Wars AT-ST walker costume for Halloween. It`s practically a puppet but really cool, probably a real pain to get this thing indoors to a party unless of course you live in an airplane hanger. Be prepared for a lot of squeaking in this video.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

And now a fully playable Tetris game carved into a pumpkin



This pumpkin can play Tetris. Carved out and rigged up, by using the stem you can actualy play Teris on this thing. With a 128 LED game field carved into the face of this pumpkin it took a lot of work to get it to this point. How much work you ask?

this much

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alien baby power loader is pure awesome



Jason Smith is obviously a very creative scifi loving dad, he made a power loader from the Alien movie for his daughter to wear in as a Halloween costume.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This is how thieves steal your phone on subways



Smartphone theft is common. Small easily accessible expensive electronic items are always attractive to thieves. This video happened in Hungary and apparently depicts EXACTLY how these kind of thefts go down. Watch the video, know the signs.

FIY the guy in the video was caught

Saturday, October 27, 2012

DIY: How to make a flaming Halloween pumpkin



Fire makes everything better, would`nt you agree? If you want to add some flair to your jack-o-lantern or just dress up your Halloween display watch this video for full instructions on how to make a flaming pumpkin. Note: it`s fire, so be careful.

dead easy

This is the hexaflexagon burrito, or the Flex Mex



Mathematic sculptures are a beautiful thing, especially when they`re edible. Watch as if by magic as  ingredients are folded into the structure of this odd shaped burrito, its Science at its most fun and tasty. Like math and mexican food?, well then this is right up your alley. Messy? sure, nerdy? yes! The ultimate math and science nerd`s burrito.

somebody take my money

Friday, October 26, 2012

Deflecting Asteroids with paintballs



This from MIT:


"In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you'd better hope that it's blindingly white.

Drones now equipped with EMP weapons



This is CHAMP. CHAMP is not your run of the mill UAV, you see CHAMP is a drone equipped with an EMP weapon.

Eerie short about a stranded astronaut


SEED (2012) Short Film from Tyson Wade Johnston on Vimeo.

Cool 12 minute short entitled "Seed", here`s the official synopsis:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch a creepy short film about disembodied limbs


The Origin of Creatures from floriskaayk on Vimeo.

This one`s called The Origin of Creatures. Here`s the official synopsis:

Watch this magician sneeze his head off



Watch as Magician Rich Ferguson doing a Halloween head drop trick on the streets of his home town San Luis Obispo.

Meet DARPA`s new rescuebot



In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA's Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One very muddy takeoff



Imagine being in this plane during takeoff? It would definitely be an nerve wracking moment! Occurred at an airport in a small Russian town.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Civil war cannon vs car



Ever wanted to see the outcome of a civil war cannon firing a cannon ball at a car, how about in slow motion?

The good stuff starts at 1:45

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Iron Man 3 teaser



From the official synopsis:

Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Creating planets with dry ice



Dry ice is pretty cool stuff (pardon the pun) good for rock shows, adding effects for movies, TV and stage shows amongst other things. Dry ice, the solid form of Carbon Dioxide, is often used for creating captivating visual effects due to its mystifying nature... like mini planets and alien worlds?

very pretty

Friday, October 19, 2012

Build your own satellite CHEAP



Hey ever wanted your very satellite? Maybe you have some mad scientist like experiment to perform? Or maybe you just want to start your own TV service or something like that, well now you can!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Sun in gradients



From NASA


"Watching a particularly beautiful movie of the sun helps show how the lines between science and art can sometimes blur."

Tai Chi 0 trailer



Official synopsis:

"Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village."

looks really steampunkish

opens this weekend


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Planet found orbiting our nearest neighbour Alpha Centauri


The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced that our solar system's nearest neighbour, Alpha Centauri, has a planet roughly Earth sized orbiting one of it`s suns. For those of you unfamiliar with the Alpha Centauri system it`s only 4.3 light years away. That`s practically across the street celestially speaking.

Confirmed: kittens like physics too




From the original poster of the video:

Ninja Kittens (aka "Crouching Tiger") studied martial arts, learned how to run, climb, stalk, attack, and now began preparations for the flight to Mars!
In between workouts kittens playing, studying in a ridiculous dance choir and learn to dive. And then again to study science. In this video, kittens learn physics.

too cute

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BBC film crew sneaks into Area 51, gets busted, go figure




In the show called Conspiracy Road Trip: UFOs it works with a crew of 11 people, they tried to cross the DO NOT ENTER sign at Area 51 on May 14th, they failed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Watch a Super Truck, super crash



Super Truck racing is a pretty popular sport. Considering the mass of these trucks when things go wrong, they go wrong in a big way.

Watch Felix Baumgartner "space jump" into the record books



Austrian Felix Baumgartner breaks the record for the highest ever skydive by jumping out of a balloon 128,000ft (39km) above New Mexico.

This crazy pinball machine is only made out of K`nex



From the creator:

"I'm thrilled to present to you a full sized, playable, arcade-style pinball machine built entirely out of K'nex! The only non k'nex parts are rubber bands used in the launcher and flippers. Unfortunately, no piece count is available, but I'd estimate it around 17,000. There are over 4,000 blue rods alone! For more pictures, I encourage you to visit my instructables page for more info!"

an amazing effort

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yes he survived a fall off of this cliff



Richard Henriksen, is a surgeon by day job and an avid base jumper for 20 years. He was inches away from the edge when this high bar he was on collapsed and he fell. Did I mention this cliff is 4000 ft high?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nightmare magazine launches

This from fearnet.com

"Nightmare is a monthly digital publication with as solid a pedigree as you’re apt to find. It’s published by Creeping Hemlock Press, which has released books by Tim Lebbon, Tom Piccirilli and Lawrence Block as well as a stellar line of zombie novels under the “Print Is Dead” imprint.

Ridley Scott talks Prometheus 2 and the Blade Runner sequel

Here`s some interesting quotes from Ridley Scott regarding Prometheus 2

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prometheus black goo explained


This from the official Prometheus Facebook page:

"Declassified: In researching the aftermath of Project Prometheus, Weyland Industries managed to uncover an information manual written by the Engineers concerning a chemical agent found by the Prometheus crew. Linguistic components from the original document translated by a Weyland Industries’ cybernetic individual."

That`s crazy talk!

Watch lightning blast through oil and water



This from the poster of the video:

"This video show the motion of a charged water droplet in mineral oil when subject to an intense electric field.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Watch Felix Baumgartner skydive from the edge of space live


 From the Red Bull stratos site:

"Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, will attempt to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His attempt to dare atmospheric limits holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers."

If you`re having problems watching this record setting event you can watch it here

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Engineer reads a book


This is from the Prometheus facebook page. Not sure if it`s from a deleted scene or not but if you ask me it looks like he`s pinching one off.

Rain room: take a walk in the rain without getting wet



'Rain Room' is a hi-tech indoor rainstorm which falls everywhere except on the individual walking through it.

Old school badass cop take down



Don`t know when this video was made or from where it`s from (Australia?) But this cop is pure crazy, watch as he goes the extra mile to take down this suspect.

It`s like a James Bond movie or something

Star Trails time lapse video


Startrails Timelapse Carolina from Daniel Dragon Films on Vimeo.


Photographer Daniel Lowe spent two years photographic images of star trails in western North Carolina, and put them all together in this video.

Friday, October 5, 2012

CVT made out of LEGO



Now this is very cool, a continuously variable transmission made entirely out of LEGO.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

When black holes merge



Created with supercomputers at the University of Colorado, this movie follows two orbiting black holes and their accretion disk during their final three orbits and ultimate merger. Redder colors correspond to higher gas densities.

more here

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hands down the coolest and cheapest Halloween costume



So you want to wear something unique and be the life of the Halloween party? You say you don`t have the money to crazy on a costume? well Digital Dudz have you covered.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nissan GTR goes airborne and crashes



This GT-R literally flies through the air before it crashes down and then skids into a field.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Listen to the Earth`s magnetic field sing



From NASA`s official description:

"A NASA spacecraft has recorded eerie-sounding radio emissions coming from our own planet. These beautiful "songs of Earth" could, ironically, be responsible for the proliferation of deadly electrons in the Van Allen Belts."

sounds pretty

The hexaflexagon is amazing




Here`s a description of this amazing paper model from wikipedia:

"Flexagons are flat models, usually constructed by folding strips of paper, that can be flexed or folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the two that were originally on the back and front.

First clip from the Red Dawn remake



From the official synopsis:

"A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers."

Another remake of an 80`s movie. Red Dawn hits theatres November 12th.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The most unholiest chemical reaction you`ll ever see



Remember those little black tablets you would light during the 4th of July, Canada Day or any other holiday celebration where fireworks were there a plenty?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Watch quadrocopters playing catch



From the flyingmachinearena:


"This video shows three quadrocopters cooperatively play with a ball.

The quadrocopters are attached to an elastic net. The net allows them to catch the ball by moving such that they span the net under the falling ball.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birth of a barrel


Birth of a Barrel from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

The age old fine art of coopering is alive and well at the Jack Daniels distillery in Tennessee.
Watch as professional coopers ply their trade and create barrels for the world famous sipping whiskey.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ukrainian logging truck action



This Ukrainian logging truck looks like it took the corner just a bit too fast on Sunday. Reports say that the truck's brakes had failed and that the accident was unavoidable. No one was seriously injured. The truck driver walked away with a concussion. But the car in front of the dash cam is pretty much toast.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Engineer speaks! teaser clip from the Prometheus Blu-Ray



The Engineer speaks! Watch this short video preview of the deleted scene where the Engineer speaks with David in Engineerese (I guess). So, any guesses as to what he`s saying, I`m thinking it`s bad news (don`t want to ruin it for those that haven`t seen the movie).

Sounds a bit like me ordering for last call.

We`ll all know soon, October 9th can`t come soon enough.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1000 years of warfare compressed into 5 minutes



From the official description:

"This animation shows all important battles that took place over the last ten centuries. The sizes of the explosions and labels are proportional to the number of casualties."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This is what happens when you expose 1500 ping pong balls to liquid nitrogen



This is pretty fun to watch. Watch Plymouth University professor Roy Lowry demonstrate what happens when you try to contain liquid nitrogen when it's trying to returning to its gaseous state. Skip to 3:15 if you can`t wait to see what happens.

Ain`t science fun?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This dog refuses to get up, even for traffic



Wow, this dog does not give a shedload about anything. Watch as traffic swerves around to avoid this lazy mutt that`s totally oblivious to traffic. This video was apparently shot in the Ukraine.

Grounded short


Grounded from Kevin Margo on Vimeo.

From the synopsis:

"One astronaut's journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet.

Monday, September 17, 2012

NASA begins work on real Warp drive

Courtesy of Gizmodo and Dr. Harold "Sonny" White:

Searching for Warp bubbles....

"Although this is just a tiny instance of the phenomena, it will be existence proof for the idea of perturbing space time-a "Chicago pile" moment, as it were. Recall that December of 1942 saw the first demonstration of a controlled nuclear reaction that generated a whopping half watt. This existence proof was followed by the activation of a ~ four megawatt reactor in November of 1943. Existence proof for the practical application of a scientific idea can be a tipping point for technology development."

more here

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This Star Wars fan made anime short is amazing



This fan made Star Wars anime short is simply amazing.

NASA remembers Neil Armstrong



Watch this beautiful eulogy made by NASA to commemorate the passing of the first man to walk upon the Moon: Neil Armstrong.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mars Curiosity descent



This frame by frame video by Bard Canning took 4 weeks to make.

His words:


"My version uses true motion-flow interpolation at 30fps," explained Canning in an email to io9. "To my knowledge, I am the first person in the world to use utilize this method for this footage." But he didn't stop there.


Using pan and scan techniques, he upgraded the footage to 50,000kbps 1080p, enhanced the colors and detail during the landing sequence, and included some sound effects.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro`s Horror Movie Mama



From the synopsis:

Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?

Opens January 18 2013

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Watch time lapse footage of a tarantula molting



Categorized under creepy and weird but I think it`s kind of cool. Watch as this tarantula as he sheds is old skin and emerges from underneath it, reminds me of the face huggers from Alien.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mass Effect prequel anime trailer




Here's the official synopsis from Funimation:

    "[Mass Effect: Paragon Lost] follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect's newest hero!"

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray December 28.

This bike is made out of cardboard and costs $10 to make


Izhar cardboard bike project from Giora Kariv on Vimeo.

I love it when someone is told they have an impossible dream and they just go ahead and create the impossible.

This is what an underwater atomic explosion looks like



Wahoo and Umbrella were code names for two underwater nuclear tests conducted in 1958.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Is the Avro Arrow about to make a comeback?

The Globe and mail has a very interesting story regarding an effort to not only revive, but to modernized, and build in number the legendary canceled Canadian Avro Arrow, arguably the most advanced plane of it`s time..

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Park your supercar in your living room



Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their - LIVING ROOMS.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Magnificent solar eruption caught on video



From NASA:

"On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT.

Cheetah robot breaks land speed record for a mechanical animal



From Boston Dynamics:

"Cheetah Robot is a fast-running quadruped developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Watch 49 quadrotors fly in perfect synchronicity



Quadrocopters turn into pixels at the voestalpine Klangwolke and form 3D-Modells in the sky.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Interactive Apollo 11 landing site

Very pretty, this panorama of the Apollo 11 landing site which is also a tribute to the late Neil Armstrong includes audio from the actual event.

Chestburster augmented reality shirt



This is cool, using an iPad, iPhone or Android device to view the shirt you can watch as the chestburster from the Alien franchise emerge from, well you guess it, your chest!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012</