On a scale of one to mundane, relighting a candle with a match sits just a little higher than watching paint dry. But as with almost anything, film a candle at 2000 frames per second, and things get much more interesting — and weird.
Lasers? Fun. Slow motion? Beautiful. Shooting things with lasers and recording what happens in slow motion? That'll be what happens in this beautiful video.
George and Wesley Bryan turn the stodgy old game of golf into an extreme sport with their wacky trick shots. They're so well-timed and precisely coordinated, you'd probably lose track of that little white ball with your naked eye. Thank goodness for GoPro and slow-mo footage.
The focus. The determination. The body control. The complete satisfaction. It all comes together when a dog jumps in the air for a treat. It's so fun to see, the dog jumps in the air without ever thinking about landing, it's 100 percent concentrated on the treat. And once it chomps down, that face of happiness is gold.
Super slow-motion footage turns even the mundane motion of a circular saw into a spectacle worth watching. Vision Research's Phantom cameras have long been the masters of the medium, with their absurdly high frame rate possibilities up to a million frames per second. And its monster camera just got even faster.
How do you make a puff adder—the snake that causes the most snakebite fatalities in the whole of Africa—even more more scary? Weirdly, by slowing down its attack in super slow-motion.
What's your favorite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon's shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially…
We already knew that hydrophobic surfaces are extremely fun—but they're even better in super slow motion. The Slow Mo guys recently paid GE a visit and shot some footage of their latest projects in their trademark super slow motion—including a hydrophobic coating GE is developing to keep wind turbines free of ice.
The beautiful Milky Way is above us and around us but is also actually in our coffee cups too. What? Just watch Modernist Cuisine pour creamer into coffee in super slow motion, it's like watching another galaxy form or something. Life should have a slow motion mode so we can appreciate the little things.
I just can't stop looking at how the drops carve the water, one after the other, making a hole in it. The experiment was captured by the Brigham Young University's Splash Lab. Here's their description of what's happening:
It's no secret that dogs plus great photography and super slow motion have the power to mend the wounds of the world. Who doesn't want more of that? You do. We all do. Here.
There are few better sentences than one that includes the words "giant", "bubbles", "exploding" and "slow motion". Well, there's one thing better: a video that fits that sentence.
Best way to show off the iPhone 5S's slow motion video capture? By using it to shoot Apple's new smartphone being destroyed at 120 fps. How delightfully meta.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a thing falling off a building is in want of slow motion. And if you needed any proof, here's a big ol' heap.
YouTube has added a feature that lets you make any video into a slow-mo video. Because everything is more awesome in slow-mo, obviously.
It's a general rule that everything is better in slow motion, but at 4,700 frames a second, wasps just go from "creepy" to "still creepy."
We can't get enough of super slow motion. Thousands upon thousands of frames capturing millions of little particles of everything flying everywhere. It turns even the most mundane moment into dramatic footage. Here's just another glorious, gratuitously destructive example.