The soothing art of hand making traditional wooden skis

It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood. » 3/28/15 8:17am Yesterday 8:17am

The preparation of ballerinas is so intense to see

I can just close my eyes and listen to the sounds of this video about Swan Lake and The Royal Danish Ballet. Or I can just mute the audio and watch the visuals of the ballerinas. No matter how I watch this video, I always walk away impressed with the intense dedication and sacrifice. It's so satisfying to see. » 3/26/15 10:40pm Thursday 10:40pm

The mesmerizing ballet of container ships moving around a shipping dock

What's great about this time lapse that shows a container ship moving around a dock is that it's not doing anything special and yet, the carefully orchestrated ballet of dropping off shipping containers is almost hypnotizing to watch. You get to follow the ship from dock to dock and see other boats move around it too. » 3/26/15 9:30pm Thursday 9:30pm

The complete visual history of the Walt Disney logo before Disney movies

Ever since the Walt Disney Pictures logo debuted before The Black Cauldron in 1985, Disney has been tweaking and re-styling and creating multiple variations of the iconic magic castle logo that pops up right before its movies. For a while it's a simple 2D logo stamped on a blue background but eventually it turned 3D… » 3/25/15 3:28pm Wednesday 3:28pm

10 fun things you can do to play with fire

Everyone has a little bit of pyromania in them, it just depends on when it wants to come out. After watching this Brusspup video of 10 tricks to do with fire, I know exactly when I'm going to start playing with fire again: the next big power outage. I'm totally going to make fire tornadoes, rising water, candle… » 3/25/15 2:24am Wednesday 2:24am

Watch all the parts of a table saw magically self-assemble

Putting things together can sometimes make you feel accomplished but there are a lot more times where it gets real tedious, real fast. That's why I enjoy these magic self-assembling videos. Frank Howarth shows an entire table saw assembling itself in this stop-motion video and it makes me wish this could happen in… » 3/20/15 8:35pm 3/20/15 8:35pm

Cool photo of US Navy helicopter reveals the guts of a Transformer

Here's a pretty neat photo of US Navy sailors working on a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter that gives you an inside look at what's "under the hood". For some reason, all those wires and boxes and more wires and more boxes makes me think we're getting a peak at the inner workings of a Transformer. » 3/20/15 9:53am 3/20/15 9:53am

Neat cutaway video shows how an iconic shotgun works on the inside 

If you watched The Godfather, Transformers, or Dirty Harry, you've already seen the iconic Winchester Model 12 in action—and probably imitated the pump-action gesture to reload it. Watch this guy make a cutaway version of the popular shotgun to expose its guts and show how the shooting mechanism actually works. » 3/18/15 11:00am 3/18/15 11:00am

The stunning view a computer sees when you dance

We're just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that's kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi uses Microsoft Kinect to capture the motion data of a dancer and then rebuilds those movements into a stunning dancing body made of dots and lines and nodes. » 3/10/15 9:37pm 3/10/15 9:37pm

Watching a knife instantly heat up makes me believe in magic

Induction forging is probably the closest thing we have on this wee Earth that can be considered magic. Just watch this knife glide through the coils of this induction heater and instantly (instantly!) glow bright red because it got so damn hot. I would stick all kinds of metal through that hole. » 3/10/15 3:54pm 3/10/15 3:54pm

Video: How the stainless steel Apple Watch is made (in Mordor)

Apple has a video showing off how it makes the stainless steel Apple Watch and it looks a lot like they're using Tolkien magic to make the watch's case inside Mount Doom in Mordor. You get to see glimpses of the entire process, from the alloy they use to seeing the molten stages and cold forging and milling and… » 3/09/15 8:27pm 3/09/15 8:27pm

What it looks like in the Arctic Circle when the Sun never sets

This time lapse shows what 24 hours of a summer day (and I guess, a summer night) looks like in the Arctic Circle. You can see the Sun rising and setting like it normally does anywhere else but instead of disappearing beyond the horizon as the Earth turns, it pops right back up and the world never turns dark. » 3/07/15 6:45pm 3/07/15 6:45pm

I could spend hours watching this guy roll Cuban cigars by hand

According to the Youtube description, this is Miguel, a worker at the farm of Hector Luis Prieto, one of the best cigar manufacturers in Cuba. Someone had the idea of strapping a GoPro to his head to show, from his point of view, how he rolls the cigars by hand. And it's mesmerizing. » 3/07/15 12:04am 3/07/15 12:04am

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 3/05/15 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 3/04/15 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