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 Wednesday 11:54pm

Magic bookcase makes itself in neat stop-motion video

I don't know about you, but sometimes I daydream that I have the power to move stuff or make wonderful things with my mind alone—because I can't be bothered to move from my sofa, really. Superlazyass-Man. That would be my superhero name. Or Mary Poppins. And my superpower will look just like this video. » 8/27/14 11:28pm Wednesday 11:28pm

Paris is even more beautiful through the viewfinder of a vintage camera

Mathieu Maury and Antoine Pai of Maison Carnot created this video showing the sights and life of modern Paris through a Pentax 67 viewfinder and the footage is breathtaking. I feel like I'm peering into a looking glass time machine, like the stuff is happening inside the camera years ago and not around it right now. » 8/26/14 12:17am 8/26/14 12:17am

What is the massive green oceanic glow that surrounds Bangkok at night?

This stunning picture of the city of Bangkok, Thailand at nighttime was taken from the ISS by astronaut Reid Wiseman. Well, the concentrated bright white light was the city at least. The emerald green surrounding it? The astronaut had no idea. Was it nuclear waste? Glow in the dark algae? Alien sea monsters? » 8/21/14 12:15am 8/21/14 12:15am

8-bit video game version of Sin City could have been 4-bit

Obviously, it's not quite as stylized and sexy as the original Sin City but this 8-bit video game version by CineFix does a great job in mimicking the original by adding the perfect dab of color to accentuate the shadowy world of the graphic novel. The whole thing plays out like a comic strip. » 8/19/14 9:03pm 8/19/14 9:03pm

I wish these magically animated drawing journals existed in real life

Spanish illustrator Luis Pastor draws one vignette per day in his pocket-sized Moleskin journal. He put together a video that shows his tiny illustrations so far in 2014, making subtle animations using different digital tools. I wish there was a way to magically do this to my sketches in real life. » 8/19/14 8:30pm 8/19/14 8:30pm

The evolution of film opening titles

This neat short film explains the evolution of film opening titles throughout history. Even if they are not as necessary as they used to—you can get any cast and crew information on the internet—they are still really important to set the mood of the film and to let us know that is time to shut up and start dreaming. » 8/18/14 9:32pm 8/18/14 9:32pm

The present and future of the US Navy's aircraft force in one GIF

For the first time, the US Navy is showing how its manned and unmanned jets can seamlessly work together aboard its aircraft carriers. This video filmed on the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows a manned F-18 and an unmanned X-47B taking off one right after the other, like any other jets would do. » 8/18/14 5:53am 8/18/14 5:53am

The new stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars Episode VII

The new Star Wars hardware keeps trickling out. This is the new stormtrooper helmet, an updated model that looks way more modern but also less menacing than the original one. The left one is an actual unit in a warehouse. The right one is a render. They look nice but I have a question for all of you: » 8/15/14 11:15pm 8/15/14 11:15pm

Are these the 10 best looking movies that have used CGI?

Though CGI may be overused in some movies and poorly executed in more, some visual masterpieces have relied on the fantastic tool to create beautiful worlds that push the possibilities of our imagination. Here's Watch Mojo's list of the 10 most visually striking movies that are filled with CGI. » 8/14/14 10:42pm 8/14/14 10:42pm

Leonardo Da Vinci would be proud of these cardboard flying machines

These flying machines created by Daniel Agdag make me think of those designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century. The difference is that Leonardo based his designs in precise calculations while Daniel builds his spectacular cardboard sculptures guided only by his intuition, with no previous sketching. » 8/11/14 11:19pm 8/11/14 11:19pm