Terrifying slow motion video of a missile that never misses its target

No matter how fast you're driving, no matter the weather conditions, if someone fires a Brimstone missile from a MQ-9 Reaper drone and you're the target, you're dead. This slow-motion test compilation shows its terrifying precision and the destruction that follows. Just look at that shockwave moving. » 5/08/14 12:00pm 5/08/14 12:00pm

What getting a tattoo looks like in super slow motion

If you ever wondered what getting a tattoo feels like, just watch this super slow motion video showing up close shots of the tattoo needle relentlessly stabbing people's skin over and over again so that the ink sets underneath. It's hypnotic and rhythmic actually, if you're the type to enjoy seeing skin bounce up and… » 5/06/14 9:20pm 5/06/14 9:20pm

The Science of the Slapshot: Stanley Cup Slo-Mo Physics

The slapshot is the fastest shot in hockey. One satisfying thwack and the puck goes flying at incredible speeds. Except it's not really one thwack, it's two, and our buddy Destin at Smarter Every Day has both the science know-how and the super high-speed slow-motion cameras to show you exactly how it works. » 3/31/14 3:45am 3/31/14 3:45am

Watching a 150 Mouse Trap Chain Reaction In Super Slo-Mo Is Magical

They're a staple of cartoon prankery, but thanks to the magic of high-speed photography, we now have real-life proof that a room full of primed mouse traps is an awesome thing. The Slow Mo Guys put 150 of them on a table and then sacrificed themselves for science—and some awesome footage—by setting them off. » 3/27/14 8:47am 3/27/14 8:47am

A Hawk Attacking a Balloon In Slo-Mo Is a Graceful Murderous Ballet

There's no denying that everything looks cooler in slow motion, but birds of prey on the hunt are particularly mesmerizing through the lens of a high-speed camera. This Goshawk is being lured into attacking a water balloon baited with a piece of meat, and its mid-air maneuvers make even our most advanced fighter… » 3/05/14 10:00am 3/05/14 10:00am

Ballet of bullets: Firing a fully automatic rifle in super slow motion

Peaceful isn't the right word, obviously. Quiet isn't exactly correct either. Cathartic may be closest. That's what it feels like to see a fully automatic assault rifle be fired in super slow motion. The bullets come one after the other in a relentless barrage but there's a certain amount of detachment to its power… » 2/18/14 8:20pm 2/18/14 8:20pm

The watermelon might be the best thing to see explode in 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… » 1/21/14 8:43pm 1/21/14 8:43pm

Match Heads Igniting at 4,000 FPS Look Like Dying Alien Worlds

It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost instantaneous event becomes a fascinating look into the science of fire and ignition. And believe it or not, YouTuber UltraSlo had to throw an additional 2,000 watts of light on… » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm

Beatboxing in slow motion looks disgustingly explicit

Almost everything looks cooler when it's filmed in slow motion, right? Explosions, athletic feats of achievement, glass breaking, water pouring, fireworks shooting, highlights happening, fighting and pretty much everything else in the world. Except one thing. Beatboxing. It looks positively explicit in slow motion. » 1/15/14 7:33pm 1/15/14 7:33pm

Watch time getting frozen in these hypnotizing subway station videos

Photographer Adam Magyar took a high speed camera and recorded everything as his subway train car was getting into the station. Here's the result in three spellbinding clips, part of his film Stainless, in three different cities: New York, Berlin and Tokyo. Above you can see 42 Street—Grand Central. » 1/10/14 7:31pm 1/10/14 7:31pm

Watch Water Dance In Slow Motion On GE's Superhydrophobic Surfaces

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. » 1/08/14 10:40am 1/08/14 10:40am