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 planes … » 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 and … » 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

Video: Man miraculously survives terrible fall from cliff

"Compression fracture of the T12 vertebra, 5 stitches to the eye, 6 stitches to the chin, severely sprained back, wrist and hand. multiple bruised areas." That's the miraculous result of a failed base jump by Vimeo user Subterminally, who could have easily died. Feel free to scream as you watch him crash and… » 12/06/13 7:53pm 12/06/13 7:53pm

NASA Engineers Built an Insanely Complex Bullet-Time Rig For Fun

Back in May, our friend and ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober, figured out a way to shoot "bullet time" videos on the cheap, with a ceiling fan, a pair of flashlights, and a GoPro. Pretty damn creative, but the rig had its limitations. So Mark set out to find a way to create a similar set-up, this time using a high-end… » 12/05/13 12:01pm 12/05/13 12:01pm

Pouring creamer into coffee in slow motion looks intergalactic

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. » 12/04/13 8:25pm 12/04/13 8:25pm

Blowing Up a Building In Slo-Mo Is a Great Way To Start the Month

Is there a better way to ring in November than watching a controlled explosion? Sure there is, if said explosion was captured by a Phantom Flex high-speed camera at 2,500 fps. The Slow Mo Guys are back and after playing around with a couple of grenades (please don't try that at home) they set their sights—or… » 11/01/13 8:35am 11/01/13 8:35am