This Machine Turns Water And CO2 Into Petrol

Despite all the efforts to the contrary, it's an uncomfortable truth that our world mostly still runs on oil, made from dead little creatures and pumped from under the ocean. So a machine that could generate oil, without the need for drills or rigs or pipelines, just by combining hydrogen and CO2, sounds quite… » 11/22/14 3:06pm 11/22/14 3:06pm

These Magic Tricks Were Designed by Artificial Intelligence

Here's some great news for aspiring magicians looking for original illusions to launch their careers. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have successfully taught an artificial intelligence computer program how to create new variants on existing magic tricks that are able to fool an audience, even if… » 11/17/14 1:34pm 11/17/14 1:34pm

The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini's illusions, magicians around the world were apoplectic. David Copperfield called it a breach of magic protocol, and performers declared that they would boycott the exhibition. Many claimed… » 11/04/14 9:00am 11/04/14 9:00am

This Levitating Furniture Isn't the Finale of a Vegas Stage Show

Were Penn & Teller to finish their popular Vegas magic show by simply rolling out this furniture set and relaxing while reading the paper, there would still be a standing ovation. Because Lago has managed to create the illusion that this sofa, chair, and coffee table are all floating—and you'll want to believe, even… » 10/03/14 4:36pm 10/03/14 4:36pm

This Magician Uses Smartphones To Captivate a Distracted Generation

At one time, close-up sleight-of-hand magic relied on coins, cards, and currency, but since most tricks require an audience to pay close attention, it's hard to compete with distractions like Facebook and Twitter these days. So as the folks Cool Hunting discovered, magician Doug McKenzie decided to just incorporate… » 8/07/14 3:49pm 8/07/14 3:49pm

Magician can guess the card you're thinking about through this video

Our eyes are too slow and our brains are too easily fooled. Just watch this video where Illusionist Eric Leclerc shows off by reading our minds through a simple YouTube video. He plays around with us in the beginning but at the end, he just jumped through the computer screen to peer into our wrinkled brain. » 7/21/14 8:58pm 7/21/14 8:58pm

10 movies that show how great editing can turn movies into masterpieces

Editing is crucial for film. It can ruin a movie and it can turn a good movies into a masterpiece. It's a powerful weapon for filmmakers. CineFix has put together a top 10 list detailing what they think are the most effective editing moments of all time in the video below. It's obviously arbitrary, but it's a great… » 7/08/14 1:57am 7/08/14 1:57am

Wire magically untangles itself in water

Nitinol wire, a metal alloy made from nickel and titanium, basically has magic properties that lets it remember its 'original' shape. You can bend it over and over, twist it up, bunch it together and confuse the heck out of it however much you want but once you throw it in hot water, it'll snap back to its original… » 6/10/14 11:14pm 6/10/14 11:14pm

If Jedis from Star Wars fought wizards from Harry Potter, who wins?

Star Wars vs Harry Potter. The Force vs magic. Jedis vs wizards. Light sabers vs wands. People born before 1990 vs the kids who come after. Who would win in this epic battle? In this ridiculously enjoyable video with CGI effects of two friends battling for sci-fi fantasy supremacy, we see a Jedi fight a wizard to end… » 4/29/14 12:05am 4/29/14 12:05am

Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling. » 4/16/14 9:18pm 4/16/14 9:18pm

Magic pinball gets perfectly stuck between a bumper and kicker forever

You can play a pinball machine forever and not have a pinball hit at a more perfect angle than this. Look at it bounce back and forth and back and forth and back and forth forever between a bumper and kicker. If only every pinball game was so easy. According to YouTube user lilmul123, this went on for a few minutes… » 4/04/14 10:09pm 4/04/14 10:09pm

Watch more cute dogs get hilariously confused by a magic trick

Seeing dogs get confused by a magic trick was so darn cute the first time that magician Jose Ahonen decided to pull the same disappearing treat trick again with more adorable dogs. You can laugh as they hilariously react to the sorcery of seeing something vanish right underneath their nose and cry aww as you see their… » 4/01/14 8:20pm 4/01/14 8:20pm

Watching these dogs confused by a magic trick is hilariously cute

Dogs can be incredibly smart but—when it comes to trusting humans—they are as naive as a little kid who doesn't know what a lie means yet. Watching these dogs getting completely confused when magician Jose Ahonen mades a treat disappear right in front of their eyes (and noses) makes me laugh and awwww at the same time. » 3/22/14 12:13am 3/22/14 12:13am

Whoa, watch a street performer do mind-bending tricks from his POV

It's like magic. A street performer defies gravity by contact juggling a sphere in front of a crowd and it's absolutely mesmerizing to see from his point of view. You feel the pressure he has to perform, the focus he has in his movements and the art of it all. I'll be giving you money next time. » 3/04/14 10:54pm 3/04/14 10:54pm