The beautiful process of making a Beretta shotgun is hypnotizing

Here's a short film by Ancarani Studio that shows the process of making a Beretta shotgun. It's an artistic take on the process so shots are dolled up and it's not like every Beretta gun comes with its own birth movie but I love seeing how futuristic robots and old fashioned human craftsmanship work together. » 12/15/14 10:22pm 12/15/14 10:22pm

Magic ultrasonic cutting machine perfectly slices sandwiches in half

It never occurred to me to wonder who or what cuts those soul crushing pre-packaged sandwiches that I always find myself eating at an airport, but now I know: it's one of these magic machines. The cutting arm seeks out whole sandwiches and positions its slicer perfectly with ultrasound to deliver the optimal cut. » 12/12/14 12:33am 12/12/14 12:33am

The amazing, incredible, invisible Lego lift

The YouTube channel for akiyuky hosts a slew of Lego machine videos from rigs that actually clean Lego balls to incredible Rube Goldberg contraptions. The latest video is a great watch. Maybe it's the sound of the mechanics or my love of watching complex machinery churn, but it is truly mesmerizing. » 12/10/14 9:45am 12/10/14 9:45am

Watching all these macro shots of machines being used put me in a trance

Mazer Media, the people who filmed this short Machines Rule the World, promises that there is a story in this video that stitches together beautiful macro shots of machines being used. I couldn't find it because I was so entranced by the close up scenes that I completely forgot that I was watching something. » 10/28/14 12:23am 10/28/14 12:23am

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form… » 10/09/14 12:16am 10/09/14 12:16am

How the addictive magic material known as bubble wrap is made

You can have your graphene or your insane non-flammable fabric or some NASA space material, magic material to me will always be bubble wrap. It's catnip for humans with souls and the process to make it is pretty fascinating. It starts with resin that is vacuumed out and heated to create a film and used to trap air. » 10/07/14 1:23am 10/07/14 1:23am

Short film: Machines keep on fighting a war even though everyone is dead

Here's an uncomfortable vision of the future that'll make your soul tremble a little bit: what if we built automated machines to fight our wars for us? What if those machines killed everyone on the planet? And what happens when the war is over and everyone is dead but those machines are still programmed to fight? » 10/06/14 9:01pm 10/06/14 9:01pm

Watch This Diamond-Dusted Robot Saw Through Marble Like It’s Hot Butter

There are lots of fun ways to watch machines show-off: see them play massive Jenga games; ooh and aah as they draw peens and portraits; or, in the case of Carrara Robotics, check out a wire-saw saturated with diamond dust slice through a chunk of marble like it it's absolutely nothing. » 6/17/14 6:40pm 6/17/14 6:40pm

The interior of the V-22 Osprey could have been used in Aliens

His is Technical Sergeant Edilberto Malave, 'from the 8th Special Operations Squadron flight engineer, conducting a preflight inspection of a CV-22 Osprey on Hurlburt Field, Florida.' But if you tell me it's Vin Diesel entering the set for a new Aliens movie, I will believe you. What an awesome cable mess. » 6/09/14 10:03pm 6/09/14 10:03pm