Kids' bike helmet prototype looks like a LEGO-style toy


Forget kids, plenty of adults would love to rock a bike helmet that made them look like a toy figurine. Read the rest

How to make origami dragonclaw gauntlets


Jeremy Shafer shows how to make flexible finger rings that look like reptilian claws by allowing joint movement. He also shows a handy way to maximize the number of squares you can make out of standard printer paper. Read the rest

A concise appreciation of Saul Bass, film's great title designer


Andrew Saladino of The Royal Ocean Film Society put together a terrific overview of Saul Bass and his contributions to title design, made especially great by relying on footage of Bass himself describing his work and philosophy. Read the rest

Augmented reality bike helmet conceptual design


DCA has been presenting their concept for Optic, an AR bike helmet at conferences and competitions this year. It includes cameras, sensors, and a clear visor that displays alerts about obstacles, directions, and other data.

Optic gives cyclists the visual information to make safer decisions on the road by integrating front and rear cameras with 360-degree proximity and collision detection. The visor doubles as a heads-up display where Optic live-streams the rear camera and highlights potential risks. This allows the user to focus on the road ahead with full awareness of their surroundings. The visor display can also show navigation and journey statistic interfaces, putting information directly in front of the cyclists without them having to take their eyes off the road.

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Vintage children's PSA on explosive safety


If you grew up in certain areas of the country, you may have been subjected to a lot of education about the dangers of blasting caps, like this PSA by The Institute Of Makers Of Explosives. Read the rest

Study: with body-worn cameras, complaints against police "virtually vanish"


Complaints against police dropped by 93% when they were wearing body cameras, according to a University of Cambridge study that examined 2,000 officers in the US and UK. Read the rest

Mind-blowing explainer on fixed points


Understanding advanced mathematics can change how you see the world, so prepare for an eye-opening journey into the world of fixed points, courtesy of Michael at Vsauce. Read the rest

Tiny Kitchen wins a Streamy Award


They are by no means the first in the tiny food video genre, but Tiny Kitchen has certainly upped the production values enough to earn a 2016 Streamy Award for fun vids like these Tiny S'mores. Read the rest

Cheeky eight-year-old moves "boy" clothes into Tesco's girl section


Daisy Edmonds had enough of gendered clothes at her local Tesco, so she took matters into her own hands in the best way after a mini-rant. She moved some shirts that said "Hero" among clothes intended for girls. I hope she moved some "Beautiful" tops among the boy clothes, too! This has, of course, not sat well with internet trolls. Read the rest

YouTube viewing tips you never learned (or maybe forgot)


Since the average user spends over 40 minutes on YouTube each session, this handy refresher course may manage your experience for the better. Vlogbrothers come to the rescue with this handy video that includes tips on keyboard shortcuts, subscription management, and more. Read the rest

Humpback whales sure love ruining orcas' hunting


A paper published this summer looked into over 100 times humpbacks were observed disrupting orcas who are hunting, like these humpbacks trying to save a gray whale and calf. But why do they do it? Read the rest

Thoughts & Prayers app makes tragedies even easier


If you want to let people know you care but don't have time to send thoughts and prayers every time there's a tragedy, the new Thoughts & Prayers app can help! Read the rest

Toilet for folks who consume golf balls or pounds of McNuggets


If you have ever swallowed 20 golf balls, a pound of orange peels, or a pound and a half of chicken nuggets, then worried your habits might overwhelm your toilet, you might need this workhorse. Read the rest

Hydrofoil surfing on open ocean swells


Since hydrofoil surfing was introduced, Kai Lenny has been experimenting with boards and techniques to the point that he can go out in the open ocean and glide across swells for miles without having to compete for waves. Read the rest

Make trippy abstract animation with free procedural compositing software


Ted Wiggin created stella nova, a beautiful demo of his Rose Engine, a tool for procedural compositing. Read the rest

Turn an original Mac mouse into a wireless one


YouTuber kipkay repurposed a vintage 30-year-old Mac mouse in this how-to video. Turns out there are lots of little items inside that can be salvaged for other projects, too. Read the rest

Homemade shot-for-shot of Suicide Squad's trailer


After a long hiatus, CineFix revived its "Homemade Shot for Shot" series with this entry for the Suicide Squad trailer. Read the rest

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