Beautiful short film uses alchemy to tell a touching story about life

The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the… » 4/26/15 1:26am Today 1:26am

These Sping-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

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$30 Bluetooth speaker deals aren’t all that rare, but not many of them will hold up very well in the shower. The Mpow Armor can do just that with its IP65-certified splash-proof rating, meaning you can spend your showers singing along with Spotify, or quietly contemplating your favorite podcasts. [Mpow Armor… » 4/25/15 10:06am Yesterday 10:06am

Paratroopers fill the sky in awesome photo

Here’s a really cool photo showing US Army and British paratroopers jumping out of C-130J Super Hercules airplanes in a line at Fort Bragg. It was the largest jump exercise in 20 years at Fort Bragg and there are so many paratroopers filling the sky that it looks like a floating human wall (okay, a fence?) has been… » 4/24/15 8:45pm Friday 8:45pm

Simple robot arm is hilariously efficient at packing up bolts in a box

This robot is so dumb and goofy but also very, very decent at its very, very simple job: it packs up bolts in such perfect alternating orientation that it would make any factory worker jealous. In fact, with the soundtrack that the video is set to, I almost wish that I will come back as this robot arm in my next life. » 4/24/15 8:20pm Friday 8:20pm

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