Animation recreated frame-by-frame in real life with 3D printing 

This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that's been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures. It gets pretty trippy. » 3/05/15 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

The USAF Thunderbirds in a perfect formation

If this hadn't been published by the US Air Force, I would think it's a fake and those F-16s from their Thunderbird exhibition team weren't real but cloned and perfectly aligned in Photoshop to form a delta formation. It was shot at the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight for the Daytona 500… » 3/04/15 9:31pm Wednesday 9:31pm

Watching beer cans get made is like seeing a ballet of machines at work

New Zealand craft brewery Garage Project reveals how they make their Hops on Pointe beer cans and it's like watching a machinery ballet unfold before our eyes. It's funny to imagine these big honking machines made of metal and wires dressed in tutus but there is a surprising elegance to the can making process. » 2/25/15 11:54pm 2/25/15 11:54pm

I would totally live in the world's first carbon-positive house

According to Dwell, this is the "world's first carbon-positive prefabricated house," which produces more "more energy than its uses." Its designer, ArchiBlox, claims it's "expected to offer the same environmental benefits as 6,095 native Australian trees." Simple, clean design—put it in a forest and I will move in. » 2/23/15 10:30pm 2/23/15 10:30pm

How the most popular alcoholic drinks around the world are made

If you are like me and often wonder how that thing you are drinking is made or what's exactly in it, this interesting infographic will help you figure it out. It shows how the different countries in the world prepare their most popular alcoholic beverages and what ingredients they use. » 2/19/15 10:55am 2/19/15 10:55am

Life feels pretty epic when you film it from 25 unusual places

Part of the fun of having a GoPro is being able to see from perspectives you've never seen before. So as cool as it is to strap that thing onto your head or throw it across your chest while you're doing extreme stunts, it's also really fun to see a GoPro in random spots like a doorknob or a blade of a ceiling fan. » 2/18/15 9:25pm 2/18/15 9:25pm

Video: The incredible skill of hand making a guitar out of wood

I don't know what I'm most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan's Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell.… » 2/18/15 1:24am 2/18/15 1:24am

Robotic hand made of wires is flexible enough to rotate meditation balls

Baoding balls are two metal balls that are rotated over and over again in one hand for meditation, exercise or rehab purposes. A lot of dexterity and focus and strength is necessary to pull of the rotation. Not everyone can do it! This robotic arm controlled by wires can though. Look at those fake flexible fingers… » 2/17/15 1:06am 2/17/15 1:06am

Cool video of planes causing beautiful atmospheric effects

Earlier this week we saw some beautiful footage of an Airbus A380 cutting through clouds. Youtube user flugsnug made this neat video showing different aircrafts create more of this amazing atmospheric effects: Cool trailing vortices caused by wing condensation and mesmerizing spiral clouds. » 2/07/15 12:59am 2/07/15 12:59am

How the Pentagon plans to launch rockets into orbit using jet fighters

DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access is not a new idea. In fact, they have been working on it for some time. Now the Pentagon's research arm have a neat concept video to show us how they are planning to put stuff in low earth orbit. You know, like satellites and other secret darpish things. » 2/06/15 10:08pm 2/06/15 10:08pm

This cool flying Millennium Falcon needs a full scale version ASAP

There's no reason why a full size version of this RC quadcopter Millennium Falcon wouldn't work. We just need a good titanium frame, a carbon fiber hull, the twin turboshaft engines from four Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawks, a light cockpit from a Sikorsky Schweizer, and we are in business. Punch it! » 2/05/15 2:02pm 2/05/15 2:02pm

Photo: New Dragon crew spaceship almost ready for test flight

From SpaceX: "America's next gen crewed spacecraft is almost ready for a test flight. Pad abort vehicle shipping to FL shortly." The pad and in-flight abort test were projected for January 2015 but it seems to be delayed. SpaceX says the first manned test will be on December 2017 at the latest. » 2/03/15 10:49pm 2/03/15 10:49pm

Cool picture of five airplanes ready to take off feels like CGI

It may be the weird combination of airplanes, their colors, or the texture of the runway, but this photo of two Bangladesh F-7BG Defenders, a BAF C-130B Hercules and two U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules as they prepare to take off from BAF Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, feels like a 3D render to me. » 2/03/15 7:03pm 2/03/15 7:03pm