Video: Chopping down a giant tree in an urban area is like an opera 

This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they… » 5/22/15 9:21am Friday 9:21am

Video: This machine robot peels an orange so fast

Of course by letting a machine do your fruit peeling for you, you lose a good amount of the orange and don’t get that fresh citrus scent on your hands but you do get an orange that’s ready to eat in seconds! I have to say though, I’d love to see this machine tackle more miserable fruits that aren’t even meant to be… » 5/21/15 8:05pm Thursday 8:05pm

A map showing each state's most unique favorite food

Foursquare tracked people’s tastes across America to come up with a very interesting way to determine the uniqueness of taste: they mined their user data to figure out which food or drink was disproportionately popular in each state. So this map doesn’t show what’s the most popular item in each state, but what item is… » 5/21/15 3:23pm Thursday 3:23pm

These eerie millipedes glow in the dark because of stress

We all have our own different coping mechanisms when it comes to stress. A nice walk outside. A cold beer. A punching bag. Blowing up at your friends. And glowing in the dark. What? Scientists believe that these millipedes evolved to glow in the dark to deal with stress (and to let predators now that they’re packing… » 5/18/15 10:30am 5/18/15 10:30am

The Avengers reimagined as dark fantasy characters is scary great

Artist Daniel Kamarudin made these excellent illustrations that reimagines The Avengers characters as you know it. He took what we saw in the Marvel movies and turned them darker and added more of a fantasy flair to them. His depictions are great, I wouldn’t mind reading a story illustrated in this way. » 5/15/15 8:20pm 5/15/15 8:20pm

Watch a master optician work at his craft

A master optician sounds like some form of wizardry but that’s basically what Peter Thelin, master optician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is. He can make telescopes and microscopes and pretty much turn and shape and hand-polish any and all optical materials in his lab. It’s fun to hear him talk about his… » 5/15/15 1:27am 5/15/15 1:27am

Short film: A tragic story told from a unique view entirely up above

Billy Lumby’s God View is a short film about a tragic day in the life of Philip, a mentally unwell man. It’s filmed very uniquely, from entirely up above him. Like you’re seeing him move around in the real world in a top down video game or looking down on him live his life as God would. The perspective is visually… » 5/13/15 12:27pm 5/13/15 12:27pm

Video: The sound effects of Star Wars

If you see a light saber, you can hear the glowing sound it makes. If you see C-3P0 or R2-D2 or Chewie, you can automatically hear them even if they’re not talking. Vader? Yeah, you hear the breathing. And that goes for X-Wings and Tie Fighters and everything else, the sounds of Star Wars are so iconic you don’t even… » 5/12/15 7:43pm 5/12/15 7:43pm

Seeing 1.3 million particles get thrown in a bowl is weirdly satisfying

Maybe it’s because they look like cheese puffs? I don’t know. But seeing this visual simulation of 1.3 million orange cheese puffy-ish particles get thrown into a bowl and the cascading physics that results because of that thought experiment basically stole my eyeballs for much longer than it should have. » 5/11/15 8:00pm 5/11/15 8:00pm

Old school top down view of Grand Theft Auto recreated in real life

There are so many videos showing real life being imitated in Grand Theft Auto that it’s about time we see GTA get recreated in real life. This recreation is especially cool because it takes the classic GTA top down view of the old video game and stages scene with real people and real cars and real streets. » 5/04/15 10:32pm 5/04/15 10:32pm

Simple robot arm is hilariously efficient at packing up bolts in a box

This robot is so dumb and goofy but also very, very decent at its very, very simple job: it packs up bolts in such perfect alternating orientation that it would make any factory worker jealous. In fact, with the soundtrack that the video is set to, I almost wish that I will come back as this robot arm in my next life. » 4/24/15 8:20pm 4/24/15 8:20pm

What an insane 343x camera zoom would look like zooming in from 3 miles

In the future, we might be able to zoom in from an impossible far off distance and see a target like some insane sniper. Daniel Taylor made this simulation that shows what an extreme 343x super ridiculous zoom would look like and it’s crazy to imagine that this could be real.
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Awesome video shows what it must be like to control and break gravity

Can you imagine if you had a knob you can turn to sway gravity whichever way you like it? Clemen Wirth’s imaginative experimental video, Gravity, just does that. Water can be poured upwards, paint can drip sideways, flying balloons can fly down and the whole world can be bent in any shape you want. It’d be such a… » 4/21/15 2:30am 4/21/15 2:30am

Guy invents color-coded chord wheel to translate music into paintings 

Tim Bavington—an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada—is not the first artist who tries to paint music but he might be the most precise at it. He came up with a color-coded chord wheel that helps him translate notes into colors so he can make paintings that are exact visualizations of his favorite songs. » 4/16/15 9:33am 4/16/15 9:33am

Seeing a trick from a magician's point of view makes it more impressive

This video of a magician's card trick flips the perspective around so that we can see everything from the point of the view of the magician. Somehow with the reverse angle, it adds more 'magic' to the trick and makes what the magician does seem even more impressive. I got lost just watching him shuffle. » 4/14/15 7:40pm 4/14/15 7:40pm

Video: The mesmerizing process of making a handmade designer chair

Prepare to get hypnotized by the skills and precision of Overgaard & Dyrman, a design brand located in Copenhagen, Denmark, that makes beautiful furniture mixing traditional hand crafted techniques with modern technology. This video shows the process of making one of its gorgeous Wire Dining Chairs. » 4/13/15 10:27am 4/13/15 10:27am

Real life Batman suit is strong enough to stop stabbings

Made from Kevlar, quarter inch Kydex plating and impact resistant foam, Armatus Designs created a real life version of the Batman suit. It won't stop bullets or make you Bruce Wayne but it is stab and slash resistant while still being pretty lightweight and flexible. I wouldn't recommend you putting it on and becoming… » 4/10/15 1:38am 4/10/15 1:38am

Photos show popular food deconstructed neatly

Here's a neat series artist David Schwen made with The Daily Share: he deconstructed pizza, cheeseburgers, tacos, sandwiches and hot dogs and then placed each of their ingredient separately on lunch trays. The comfort foods look almost surgical under this sort of layout. And, well, they also look like a slightly… » 4/09/15 10:01pm 4/09/15 10:01pm