Something big exploded in Russia

And it was probably not a meteor. The videos and photos collected here and here suggest the explosion occurred on the ground.

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Artificial intelligence generates magic tricks

Engineers at Queen Mary University London fed data about the structure of certain magic tricks and their efficacy, the "artificial intelligence" generated new variations on a self-working puzzle trick and a smartphone-based mind-reading illusion.

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The sound of Interstellar

Interstellar's supervising sound editor/designer Richard King: "Since we're not hearing any sound in space when they're in these precarious situations, we only hear, one, its effect on the ship and two, whatever sound it might activate in the atmosphere inside the ship." (SoundWorks Collection)

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Crowdfunding Jolla, a GNU/Linux-powered high-spec tablet

It runs an OS called Sailfish that can use Android apps as well its own native apps, and was created by a team with a bunch of senior Nokia refugees on it.

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Space-funk music video: “Gagarin,” Public Service Broadcasting (2014)

An ode to the first man in space, and a fun music video that makes great use of archival video. More

Smart Pipe: a design fiction from the Internet of Things dystopia

11 minutes seems like a long ask for a gag video about an Internet-of-Things toilet-analyzer, but man, is it worth it.

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WATCH: Stunning 1954 contortionist routine

Magicpeacelove writes, "This stunning 1954 contortionist act (from an Abbott & Costello TV special!) features the most sensual snake ever. Seriously, if Janik and Arnaut showed up on the scene today they could travel the world with this act."

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WATCH: Grandmas smoking weed for the first time

Three seniors in Washington do bong rips and play Jenga. Then they vape and play Cards Against Humanity. Then it's snack time.

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Video: Planet Earth, as seen from space in high-definition, 4K resolution

This video offers “A timelapse of Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011.”

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What gall these parasitic wasps have

Lazy parasitic wasps make trees build homes for their larvae.

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WATCH: Inside the gay wing of LA Men's Central Jail

Ani Ucar of LA Weekly visits the gay wing of LA Men's Central Jail. It's no fun to be in jail, but the gay wing looks better than being in the general population.

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Air traffic porn from the UK skies

Hot on the heels of their hit visualizations Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies, air traffic management firm NATS returns with "UK 24 – your guided tour to some of what makes UK aviation work."

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Router for gamers lets you filter games by distance

The forthcoming Netduma router has a geofilter that lets you restrict the games you join by distance, so you only play against nearby gamers, eliminating a leading cause of lag.

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Molly Crabapple animation on the lessons Ferguson teaches us about policing in America

Molly Crabapple writes, "On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well."

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How to fold the world-record-setting paper airplane "Suzanne"

Here's John M Collins narrating the technique he used to create "Suzanne," his world-championship-winning paper airplane, which set a distance record in 2012 -- the whole thing, along with many more super-advanced paper aviation techniques are laid out in his book, The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with Tear-Out Planes to Fold and Fly.

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