Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin it, … » 4/19/14 1:35am Today 1:35am

Watch a super genius honey badger break out of all kinds of cages

No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope he … » 4/18/14 9:31pm Yesterday 9:31pm

Proof that the English language is crazy and makes no sense

English isn't the hardest language in the world to learn but it's definitely a crazy one with wacky rules. Things that apply for some words, never seem to be considered for similar ones. Change one letter here and it can sound completely different there but sound the same somewhere else. It's all pretty ridiculous. » 4/02/14 12:13am 4/02/14 12:13am

The way they filmed this car chase scene is absolutely genius

Not everyone has Alfonso Cuarón's budget to build the car rig used in Children of Men's 4.1-minute long tracking car sequence, so when The Raid 2's director Gareth Evans and his team had to film this car chase scene they had be really clever. Turn-a-cameraman-into-a-car-seat genius-level clever. » 3/18/14 2:25am 3/18/14 2:25am

Geniuses created a robot that plays Flappy Bird better than humans

Suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. But do you know how you could outsmart Flappy Bird? By building a Flappy Bird terminator. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot who basically kicks ass at Flappy Bird.… » 2/25/14 8:30pm 2/25/14 8:30pm

Celebrities looked like they time traveled in these 1860's photographs

Whenever you look at vintage photographs taken using old methods, there's always a certain haunting quality about them. The life captured is so still, the eyes always seem so dark. It's almost joyless. Photographer Victoria Will wanted to see how old photographs would translate with modern people so she used an 1860's… » 2/21/14 8:00pm 2/21/14 8:00pm

What Disney Princesses would look like as Game of Thrones characters

What if the world of Westeros was actually set in the wonderful world of Disney? The Seven Kingdoms would be up for grabs in the magical Disney universe. Disney princesses would become the cunning women of Game of Thrones. I know, crazy. Surprisingly not though. The characters swap work out pretty well. » 2/19/14 9:31pm 2/19/14 9:31pm

Photographs switch the role of parent and child by changing clothes

Mom, you look ridiculous. Son, what the hell are you wearing? These type of conversations go on in every household everywhere. In a generational tug of war between style and comfort it seems like parents and children are on opposite sides. But what if they changed places? What if parents wore the outfits of their… » 2/18/14 11:31pm 2/18/14 11:31pm

Playing Flappy Bird inside this box is way more fun than on your phone

Missed out on your chance to download Flappy Bird? It's okay. You can just make a DIY box version of the same game. It looks way more fun. That's what Fawn Qiu did. She made an IRL version of Flappy Bird using an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and magnets. Oh and of course the box where it all happens. » 2/18/14 9:05pm 2/18/14 9:05pm

Watch a couple break up using only movie titles in their conversation

If you love movies or wordplay or smart things by funny people, try and keep up with this amusing video of a couple breaking up using only movie titles as the words of their conversation. That's right, any time they talk in the video, they're using one of 154 different movie titles to communicate with one another. It's … » 2/11/14 7:28pm 2/11/14 7:28pm

What if all the ads in the world were replaced by beautiful art?

Artist Etienne Lavie had a lightbulb bursting idea: what if all the advertisements we see on a daily basis in the street, on subways and billboards and so forth were replaced with beautiful works of art? Instead of seeing a C-list celeb shilling a sugar drink or a traditionally beautiful faceless model selling strips… » 2/06/14 10:30pm 2/06/14 10:30pm

Watch famous movies get hilariously re-created as super fun animations

This is so great. Famous movies you know and love—like Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, The Shining and others—are re-imagined and re-told in the form of a 30 second animation movie trailer. So E.T. becomes a horror flick, The Big Lebowski is now a Kung Fu tale and Citizen Kane becomes a story about a Gross Butt and not… » 2/04/14 8:24pm 2/04/14 8:24pm

What if famous brands used famous cartoon characters as their logos?

Brilliant. Artist Bruce Yan remixes the logos of famous brands by inserting the cartoon characters we grew up with. So the Playboy bunny becomes a profile view of Bugs Bunny, the mermaid in the Starbucks Logo becomes Ariel, Charlie Brown is the BIC guy and so on. The twists are super clever and fun. » 2/04/14 1:04am 2/04/14 1:04am

Amazing video puts actor into six iconic scenes in one brilliant shot

Movie magic makes fantasy worlds feel real everyday, but this short film called "Icons" takes it to a whole other level by transforming one actor over and over again, putting him in multiple iconic scenes and works of art in a single incredible shot. From the Thinker to Mad Men to Reservoir Dogs to Daft Punk. » 2/03/14 5:10pm 2/03/14 5:10pm

Man pretends to be shot by violent movie posters

There's a lot of violence in movies and TV shows. Guns, blood and murder are welcomed into the family living room by the bleary eyes of desensitized souls. But it's entertaining! But it's also pretty ridiculous how un-shocking it is to see. We can pass violent ads without giving it a second look. This artist wants us… » 1/30/14 9:38pm 1/30/14 9:38pm

Watching music videos without the music is pretty damn funny

This is genius. Mario Wienerroither replaces the music from popular music videos with imagined sound effects and noises of what's actually happening in the music video. If you see someone jumping around, you'll hear jumping around and not the song. The result? An awkwardly funny mashup of artists dancing by themselves… » 1/29/14 12:22am 1/29/14 12:22am