Watching a 150 Mouse Trap Chain Reaction In Super Slo-Mo Is Magical

They're a staple of cartoon prankery, but thanks to the magic of high-speed photography, we now have real-life proof that a room full of primed mouse traps is an awesome thing. The Slow Mo Guys put 150 of them on a table and then sacrificed themselves for science—and some awesome footage—by setting them off. »3/27/14 8:47am3/27/14 8:47am


A Hawk Attacking a Balloon In Slo-Mo Is a Graceful Murderous Ballet

There's no denying that everything looks cooler in slow motion, but birds of prey on the hunt are particularly mesmerizing through the lens of a high-speed camera. This Goshawk is being lured into attacking a water balloon baited with a piece of meat, and its mid-air maneuvers make even our most advanced fighter… »3/05/14 10:00am3/05/14 10:00am

Match Heads Igniting at 4,000 FPS Look Like Dying Alien Worlds

It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost instantaneous event becomes a fascinating look into the science of fire and ignition. And believe it or not, YouTuber UltraSlo had to throw an additional 2,000 watts of light on… »1/20/14 6:00pm1/20/14 6:00pm

Blowing Up a Building In Slo-Mo Is a Great Way To Start the Month

Is there a better way to ring in November than watching a controlled explosion? Sure there is, if said explosion was captured by a Phantom Flex high-speed camera at 2,500 fps. The Slow Mo Guys are back and after playing around with a couple of grenades (please don't try that at home) they set their sights—or… »11/01/13 8:35am11/01/13 8:35am

Incredible Footage From a Time When Film Ruled High-Speed Photography

Digital cameras and high-speed photography go hand in hand today, with many models letting you easily adjust the frame rate to capture your own high-speed footage. But believe it or not, high-speed digital cameras are actually a relatively new technology. Up until recently this was another area of photography where … »8/20/13 12:40pm8/20/13 12:40pm

Amazing Magic Powder Freezes Water Drops As They Bounce

What you're looking at is a droplet of water, frozen in time by powder after a single bounce, captured in super slow motion for your gape-mouthed wonder. It's the work of researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia who specialize in high-speed fluid imaging, which sounds like… »10/25/12 11:40am10/25/12 11:40am

Comcast Offering New 22Mbps and 50Mbps Speed Tiers, Upgrading Existing Service

Comcast has announced that they have upgraded their DOCSIS 3.0 service to offer new high-speed 22Mbps/5Mbps and 50Mbps/10Mbps options. They have also increased the speed along standard tiers: 6Mbps/1Mbps will be upgraded to 12Mbps/2Mbps and 8Mbps/2Mbps will be increased to 16Mbps/2Mbps—both at no cost to subscribers.… »10/22/08 4:58pm10/22/08 4:58pm