Kaleidoscopic music video drags you into cool psychedelic vortex

2033 is the last single from French musician Leon. The video—directed by Thomas Blanchard—is kaleidoscopic collage of images that drags you into a psychedelic vortex of colors, shapes, and pop music. It may be too early to pop any pills, but coffee and this will have a similar effect.
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Making snowboards by hand is a beautiful process

Here's a video that shows the full custom build process for Kindred Snowboards. They plan the design, get the wood, glue parts together, shave it down, add materials, press it together, clean up the edges and do so many things to one board that it may sound boring when you read it but is incredibly riveting to watch. » 9/16/14 12:44am Yesterday 12:44am

Cool video: Ceramic head cuts one of the toughest metals in the world

That big block of metal is inconel, an extremely tough "austenitic nickel-chromium-based superalloy," one of the strongest metals known to humans, used in "in extreme environments subjected to pressure and heat" like nuclear plants. How do you cut such a hard thing? Let's watch a video. » 9/15/14 8:30pm Monday 8:30pm

The giant power plug used for floating wind turbines is pretty damn cool

This is the MacArtney 11kV, 400 amp wet mate connector, a plug "eliminates the need to bring cables to the surface by wet mating and de-mating cable infrastructure, wave energy converters, tidal energy converters and floating wind turbines." I just find it fun because it kind of looks like a regular 120v plug. » 9/15/14 5:09am Monday 5:09am

Dog gives a masterclass in canine stretching

Dogs also suffer the consequences of a long road trip. Their legs get stiff, their backs hurt, and even their necks could use a good stretching. But if you have a dog, don't worry, just sit him on your lap and watch this ad for a super-efficient car with him. He might learn something—if he does, send us the video. » 9/12/14 10:43pm Friday 10:43pm

The animated history of the Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo's handheld video game consoles didn't start off being called Game Boy and the ones you can buy now aren't even called Game Boy anymore but to my brain, and to many other well adjusted humans who are just pretending to be adults right now, a Nintendo handheld video game console will always be a Game Boy. » 9/12/14 9:09pm Friday 9:09pm

Short film: A cute cat with a mean spacesuit faces some evil alien bees

This short film by French director Loïc Bramoullé displays the coolest spacesuit I've ever seen. Not just because its mean range of weapons, but also for its (artificial) intelligence to make decisions that protect its owner—a cute cat that seems a bit out of place—from things like evil alien bees. » 9/11/14 11:31pm Thursday 11:31pm

Monsters, Inc. as a horror movie is pretty intense

Monsters, Inc., one of my favorite Pixar movies, used the idea of monsters and scares and creepy creatures for laughs and a heartwarming story. This movie trailer by Ross Thompson paints the picture differently and re-cuts the scenes in the style of the Prometheus movie trailer. This is Monsters, Inc. the horror movie. » 9/03/14 12:04am 9/03/14 12:04am

These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. » 8/27/14 11:54pm 8/27/14 11:54pm