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 Superseded as playback devices, they become instruments in their own right.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:

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