Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion

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Joe Hanson from It’s Okay to be Smart and Dianna Cowern from Physics Girl met up with Joe DiPrima of Arc Attack to sear aluminum cans apart with a powerful electromagnet.

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong enough, and your electromagnet can rip a soda can in half. Or rather, make the can rip itself in half!

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Watch a bullet destroy light bulbs in super-slow motion

This satisfying new video from the Crazy Russian Hacker reminds me of Harold E. Edgerton's iconic "Bullet through Apple" photo from 1964, seen below.

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Lightning storm recorded at 7,000 frames per second

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In this video from the Florida Institute of Technology, professor Ningyu Liu at the Geospace Physics Laboratory "caught a beautiful lightning show from a recent storm. It’s recorded at 7000 frames per second and the playback speed is 700 frames per second." Read the rest

Kitten pops a water balloon in slow motion

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See the extended director's cut gif here. Read the rest

Slow motion video of drill bit covered in many colors of paint

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The Slow Mo Guys aimed their high-speed video camera at a spinning drill bit covered in paint. The result was pretty. Read the rest

Watch the late Alan Rickman have a very dramatic cup of tea

From David Michalek's "Portraits in Dramatic Time." RIP, Alan Rickman.

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Mesmerizing slow motion beauty of tennis racket annihilating Jell-O

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The Slow Mo Guys smash Jell-O with a tennis racket and the super slow motion footage is beautiful.

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Watch 6,000 match heads ignite in super-slow motion

"Match Head Bomb at 2500fps." Read the rest

Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps

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The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. Read the rest

WATCH: Water balloon with guy inside pops in slow-mo

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The Slow Mo Guys popped a six-foot water balloon after Dan struggled valiantly to squeeze inside. It's equal parts hilarity and suspense as the inevitable pop gets closer. Read the rest

WATCH: Matchstick rockets in super slo-mo

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The Slow Mo Guys did a King of Random crossover episode, launching Grant's matchstick rockets recorded on their Phantom. Read the rest

Slowwwwww Ooooooobleck

The always-entertaining and informative Slow Mo Guys dumped some oobleck (aka non-Newtonian fluid) inside a speaker cone and filmed the fantastic results at 1600 frames-per-second. Read the rest

Slow motion skateboard tricks

Beautiful slow motion footage of skater Christopher Chann shot by Adam Shomsky at Stoner Skate Plaza, Los Angeles. Read the rest

Slow-motion tattoo

Tattooing in slow motion by GueT.(via Wired)

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Super-slow motion match burning

Lighting a match at 4,000 frames per second. UltraSlo says, "There was over 2000 Watts of light within 4 inches (10 cm) of the match with mirrors and reflectors too." Read the rest

Slowmo espresso

"Spyhouse Orion espresso being extracted from a La Marzocco FB80 @120 frames per second." (video link) Read the rest