Watching clay transform itself in this stop-motion animation is dazzling

Here’s a totally enthralling stop-motion animation that completely mesmerized me but also made me feel a little weird, to be honest. Spotted by Colossal, it’s a whole table of clay morphing and transforming into all different kinds of shapes and the longer you watch, the more you see things that might not actually be… »10/10/15 9:00pmSaturday 9:00pm

The amazingly difficult landings of the U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane

The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the military. It’s also a pain in the ass to land too, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a Sploid video… »10/09/15 1:10pmFriday 1:10pm

F-18s against a wall of fire totally look like they're escaping explosions

Oh, nothing to see here. Just two F-18 fighter jets sitting there, looking cool... while a giant wall of fire blazes on behind them. The photo was taken at the 2015 Air Show at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. It also looks like it could have been taken from explosions. Or hell. »10/07/15 9:57pmWednesday 9:57pm

Watch a fighter jet land on the middle of a highway road

Here’s really cool footage of a Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet landing on a road in Finland. The Aviationist says both Finnish and Swedish aircraft were conducting a military force exercise at the Rovaniemi Air Base and on the strip of road. There are also pictures of the planes taking off from the road too. »10/06/15 11:01pm10/06/15 11:01pm

All the rockets that have carried humans to space in history

Here are all the incredible rockets and space vehicles that have carried humans to space. From Gagarin to Armstrong and every space explorer in between and after, each one of those brave heroes relied on Soyuz rockets and Saturn Vs and other types of rocket to launch them into the void embrace of space. »10/06/15 12:00pm10/06/15 12:00pm

Beautiful video shows black and white imagery in stunning color

It sounds backwards but this video is completely in black and white but it was shot in color. As in, everything that you see in the video is actually black and white in real life and was captured to express the real colors in the colorless colors. And it works! Black and white ‘in color’ pops so much more than it… »10/04/15 7:00pm10/04/15 7:00pm

Watch previously unreleased footage of 1955 atomic bomb testing in glorious HD

Atom Central recently published these four unreleased videos of atomic bomb testing in 1955. The footage, taken from Operation Teapot at the test site in Nevada, is in glorious HD so it’s pretty incredible but watch out for the blinding light. Even in a small little YouTube window, it hurts. »10/01/15 9:15pm10/01/15 9:15pm

Short film: God is only a brain malfunction

The first time my grandma visited the Sistine Chapel, she almost passed out. When she recovered she said she saw God. If the premise of this short is correct, she didn’t. She only suffered a weird type of epilepsy triggered by certain images. Those visions of God follow a precise pattern and can be induced in other… »10/01/15 5:40pm10/01/15 5:40pm

Video: Making a handmade glass bottle from sand is so hard

The concept is easy enough to follow: find sand, melt the crap out of it at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and then watch sand turn into glass. But when you want to do something with that molten glass like say, make a glass bottle, it gets so much harder. You have to juggle so many skills at once—spinning! blowing!… »9/30/15 2:10pm9/30/15 2:10pm

Wonderful animation explains why the ISS is so amazing

You don’t even have to think that hard to know that the International Space Station is a truly incredible thing that humans have done. Good job us (or people much smarter than us). It’s an amazing feat of engineering, it’s an example of what can be done when different countries work together with one goal, and it taps… »9/29/15 8:15pm9/29/15 8:15pm

Painting a rooftop with calligraphy graffiti looks like so much fun

If you watch calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas up close, it looks like he’s just randomly sweeping his broom whichever way he likes it as he dances around the rooftop. But when the drone flies up and takes the overhead aerial view, we get to see the whole design of his rooftop calligraphy and it’s pretty bad ass. »9/25/15 4:40pm9/25/15 4:40pm

This delightful video of traveling to Japan is just so much fun to watch

Francisco Fuentes’ amazing visual diary of his trip to Japan is so awesomely captured and so well edited and so fun to watch that it makes me want to take a trip there immediately. It’s because every video in the series (there are 12 15-second videos) basically acts as a teaser for his time in that wonderful country. »9/24/15 4:00pm9/24/15 4:00pm

Fire breathing in bullet time looks so completely bad ass

It’s a universal rule that even after all these years, everything looks cooler in bullet time. Time stops! Perspectives get reversed! And when this dude is breathing fire in bullet time, it looks like a maniacal orange fiery beast is being excised from the guy’s body. It’s a really bad ass look. »9/22/15 5:55pm9/22/15 5:55pm

The golden glittery fireworks of a grenade launcher captured in a photo

It looks more like a flamethrower or a firework shooter or a glitter dust bomb gun but it’s actually a firing M32 grenade launcher. It’s a picture of Marines training Malaysian ARmed Forces during a non-lethal weapons seminar. What perfect timing it must’ve been to capture this shot. »9/18/15 1:00am9/18/15 1:00am

Here are 5 alternate movie endings that would have totally been more bad ass

Sometimes movies change their original, director intended endings because the audience gets too attached to characters or studios want to leave room open for sequels or we all just want a teeny bit of happiness after we sit in a dark room for two hours. But some endings shouldn’t change because the alternate endings… »9/16/15 12:33am9/16/15 12:33am

Pouring molten aluminum into different melons casts a bad ass hand grenade

When you mix molten aluminum with a watermelon, you get something truly awesome. So what about other melons? Here the Backyard Scientist tries pouring molten aluminum into honey dew and cantaloupes to see what happens. Cantaloupes don’t really offer much but honey dews capture the liquid metal and turn it into a hand… »9/14/15 9:30pm9/14/15 9:30pm

Cool video shows a spectacular B-52 bombing run from inside the weapons bay

Here’s really awesome footage that shows a B-52 bombing run on an island from inside the weapons bay. You can see the open doors of the plane peering down towards the ocean and then see the bombs drop away and strike the target and pepper the ground with explosions. Such a cool perspective. »9/11/15 10:31pm9/11/15 10:31pm