Artist makes delightful creatures from beach rocks

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Stefano Furlani lives near the beach, and as a father-son project he started collecting rocks for collages. The results are pretty neat! Read the rest

Cityscapes created inside toilet paper rolls

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Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias created these papercraft cityscapes inside toilet paper cores. It was part of November's World Toilet Day, and it was commissioned to bring awareness to the sad state of toilet affairs in many large cities. Read the rest

Watch this cute short film about absurdity

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Florent Porta created Preposterous, an animated CGI confection of brightly-colored objects behaving impossibly, set to Vic Mizzy's upbeat music. Read the rest

Watch magnets do ballet in slow motion

Taofledermaus writes:

Neodynmium magnets and a high speed camera? It turns out it is, as the kids say, oddly satisfying. I was practicing with some macro shots with the Chronos high speed camera, using LED lighting and filming at around 4000 frames per second. I dropped some hard drive magnets and noticed the magnets behaved very oddly and unpredictably.

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Cutting jawbreakers with a 60,000 PSI waterjet

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The recently-launched Waterjet Channel has been cutting all kinds of stuff with their high-power device, like these giant jawbreakers. Other good ones include an SLR camera:

And a rubber band ball:

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Very satisfying videos of thermoforming

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There's something very pleasing about watching the process of thermoforming, where a plastic sheet is heated atop a mould. Here's a cool example of even more complex manufacturing, using 3d modeling and pre-printed color sheets: Read the rest

Chemical reactions with macro photography

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The trippy and magical world of chemistry is beautifully brought to life in Chemical Poetry, a macrophotographic contemplation of chemistry in extreme closeup. Read the rest

Hypnotic videos of high-tech tractors

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If you've never gone down a rabbit hole of watching tractor videos, that may change after watching tractors topping tulips or planting potatoes on Tractorspotter: Read the rest

This Mondrian math puzzle yields puzzling scores

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Mathematician Gordon Hamilton presents a curious puzzle inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian: within a square canvas filled with rectangles that all have different dimensions, what's the lowest possible score when subtracting the smallest rectangle's area from the largest? Read the rest

Card deck in hydraulic press explodes in super slow-mo

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If you like The Slow Mo Guys and The Hydraulic Press Channel, you might enjoy this mashup of a deck of cards getting smooshed at 28,500 fps and 90,000 pounds of force. Read the rest

Google Earth now available in VR

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A virtual reality version of Google Earth is now available on Steam for the HTC Vive. Viewers can walk around, or fly, or browse any number of recorded locations. Read the rest

Starling murmurations as you've never heard before

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Starlings in flight are always beautiful, but what's most remarkable about The Art of Flying, a film by Jan van IJken about a massive flock of starlings, is the sound. Read the rest

He-Man HEYEAYEA re-enacted in real life

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YouTuber GoToe has created an impressive IRL lipdub of the iconic He-Man mashup of the 4 Non Blondes anthem "What's Up." We appear to be approaching a meta-mashup singularity. Read the rest

Vintage footage of drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney

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This vintage footage of Shirley Muldowney kicking ass in drag racing is made that much better because it's set to the song "Shirley" by L7 from their album Hungry for Stink. Read the rest

Drone-catching drone portends coming drone arms race

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This drone-catching drone video from Airspace Systems suggests that drones and counter-drones will soon be filling the skies. Drone deliveries will be skyjacked by robber drones, then cops and private loss prevention firms will use drones to catch those drones (and probably target all kinds of benign drones). Read the rest

Charming animated primer on plant communication

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Illustrator Yukai Du created this lovely animation of Richard Karban's TED talk on plant communication. Read the rest

Watch a master glassblower make an intricate dragon

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In under an hour, glass artist James Mongrain transforms blobs of molten glass into a stunning green dragon. The choreographed teamwork, the variety of tools, and the interesting narration make this a real treat. Read the rest

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