Danish Northern lights timelapse: at the edge of the solar storm

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When Adrien Mauduit moved to Denmark, locals said it was rare to see the Northern Lights. This gorgeous 4K timelapse proves them wrong in spectacular fashion. Read the rest

Interview with far-out music video artists from 1984

From a 1984 episode of the fantastic USA Network series Night Flight, an interview with pioneering digital video artists John Sanborn and Dean Winkler about their latest pieces, "Act III," with music by Philip Glass, and their music video for Adrian Belew's "Big Electric Cat." Watch them both below.

(r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)

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Watch things flying in compressed air

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Volume warning! YouTuber Latheman666 demonstrates how an air compressor with the right nozzle can make all sorts of things float. Looking forward to a "Will It Float?" channel! Read the rest

200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes

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The American Museum of Natural History's hockey stick graph of explosive human population growth in the last 200 years is projected to increase in the short term, tapering off around 11 billion, give or take several billion depending on a few variables. Read the rest

Cover of Norwegian Wood on theremin

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Carolina Eyck performs a lovely series of Theremin Sessions, including this cover of Norwegian Wood. And she takes viewer requests:

To take part in this video project, comment or send me your suggestions for an improvisation. This can be: a) a word or sentence b) a photo, a drawing/sketch or painting of yours c) a recording of you playing your instrument d) a video of you playing your instrument I choose one suggestions every week to play an improvisation in the end of the video. Looking forward to your ideas!
Bonus video to show young people in your life: Carolina performing at age 9:

Bonus bonus: "Après un rêve" by Gabriel Fauré :

More at her site.

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The Subtle Knife: the trippiest rail trip you'll take today

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Daniel Crooks' latest experimental work, The Subtle Knife, continues his exploration of urban spaces overlaid with windows of other spaces. The result is a slow, smooth, hypnotic meditation on time and space. Read the rest

Geodesic art installation explores themes of particle physics

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Istanbul-based Ouchhh created AVA, a geodesic surface installation that serves as a convex screen for physics-inspired moving images. The stark black-and-white pulsing forms look especially impressive with one lone spectator in silhouette against AVA. Read the rest

Fun video of a steamroller as a printing press

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YouTuber Dom P posted a lovely short video of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative's steamroller printing project over the summer. For year, printers have been experimenting with renting steamrollers for printing large letterpress works without incurring the costs of renting or buying a large letterpress. Some of the work turned out quite nice! Read the rest

This squirmy mink's a nice antidote to human weaselry

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Mink-holding should be a professional sport, as it seems harder to hold a mink for 8 seconds than to ride a bull. Coyote Peterson tries to hold an Alaskan mink, which promptly shows why members of the weasel family are known for weaseling out. Read the rest

Guy solves Rubik's cube in record-shattering 4.74 seconds

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Mats Valk used a custom Rubik's Cube tricked out with neodymium magnets to set a new world record for speed cubing: 4.74 seconds. Read the rest

Turns out sloths are pretty good swimmers

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At least when they are looking for some sweet, slow lovin'. BBC Earth served up this charming video of a sloth swimming in a shallow waterway in search of a ladyfriend. Turns out sloths get a little spring in their step when climbing if there's a chance for a romantic interlude in the trees. The clip is a nice palate-cleanser after the harrowing "baby iguana vs. a few dozen snakes" clip that made the rounds earlier this week. Read the rest

YouCaring shuts down healthcare fundraiser for Hugh Mungus

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The Hugh Mungus saga continues (previously). Hugh Mungus nemesis Zarna Joshi posted a series of videos outlining her views and asking viewers to support her financially via funding platform YouCaring. Ethan Klein at H3H3 gave Zarna $100, then created a companion fundraiser for Hugh Mungus (aka Rudy Pantoja), who recently revealed he has costs related to health treatment. On Monday night, YouCaring abruptly shut down both fundraisers. Read the rest

Badass cover of "Pipeline" on Hawaiian slack key guitar

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Slack key legend Ledward Kaapana not only nails the Dick Dale surfing standard, but he even breaks into "Ghost Riders in the Sky" for good measure. Read the rest

Float through the space station in this fisheye POV

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Crank it to 4K and go full-screen to feel as if you're floating through the International Space Station. It's cool to think about how quaint this technology will look someday, like a wooden sailing ship, but for now, it's still mind-blowingly cool. Read the rest

How to bust a coconut open like a boss

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Grant Thompson took a moment from his trip to Hawaii to show how to bust open a coconut without expending more energy than the coconut will provide. There are two parts: getting through the outer husk, and cracking the nut itself. Read the rest

This googly eyed stubby squid might make your day

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E/V Nautilus explores the ocean, sharing highlights of their video captures, like this adorable googly-eyed stubby squid seen off the coast of California. Read the rest

Beautiful drone flyovers at Scientology's Gold Base compound

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Tony Ortega at The Underground Bunker posted a fascinating overview of Gold Base, aka Int Base, the Scientology compound near Hemet, California. It includes beautifully piloted and filmed drone footage from an anonymous contributor. The 4K is so detailed you can watch adherents playing soccer. Read the rest

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