The epic slow motion shots of Zack Snyder's movies

When I first saw 300, it felt like I was using my eyes for the very first time. The stunning visuals made it feel epic. And though I may not feel the same about other Zack Snyder movies, I still enjoy watching them because if you use enough slow motion like he does, you can trick me into thinking something is epic. » 9/18/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Seeing skateboard tricks in slow motion is like breaking gravity

Slow down these skateboard tricks all you want and it's still damn impressive how skateboarders can make a board twist and bend exactly how they want it. It's like there are invisible strings attached to the board or a hole to exploit in gravity. But it's just a beautiful ballet of footwork. » 9/04/14 9:30pm 9/04/14 9:30pm

This Is What a Jellyfish Sting Looks Like in Microscopic Slow Motion

If you've ever been stung by a jellyfish, you'll know how incredibly painful it is—but you might not know why. In fact, their tentacles are covered in explosive cells that are like miniature hypodermic syringes filled with venom—and in this video, you can see how they work in microscopic slow motion. » 8/18/14 3:30am 8/18/14 3:30am

Dogs jumping for treats in slow motion

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. » 8/11/14 8:41pm 8/11/14 8:41pm

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