Seeing ice cream melt in a time lapse is oddly satisfying

The only thing bad about eating ice cream during the summer is how fast the frozen deliciousness melts. After two minutes, it's dripping onto your elbows and your forearm is sticky for the rest of the day. No one likes melted ice cream. That's why it's so bizarre that watching ice cream melt in this time lapse by … » 7/08/14 11:56pm Tuesday 11:56pm

Fascinating time-lapse video shows one month of activity at a busy port

Witness a month-long time-lapse of loading and unloading at the Port of Long Beach, California and other impressive footage. Such a simple concept—packing goods to float across the ocean or removing them to deliver across the country—but even with the process running like clockwork, it is clearly a complex business. » 7/03/14 10:33pm 7/03/14 10:33pm

Computers are now automatically selecting the best embryos for life

These time lapses are captured by a computer that automatically tracks embryo growth from the moment the sperm enters the egg during in vitro fertilization. It selects the best candidates for implantation in mothers, using special algorithms that look for some key markers during the cell division process. » 6/23/14 2:06pm 6/23/14 2:06pm

The Internet's Eye Candy: Drones Videos Are the New Time Lapse

Remember when the internet was bursting at the seams with splendorous time lapse videos showing off bustling metropolises and exotic corners of the globe? Well, there's a new visual novelty act in town, and it hovers noisily above your head, peering down at earth with a fisheye lens. » 6/23/14 10:07am 6/23/14 10:07am

Nine-year time-lapse video shows how to make a nuclear fusion reactor

This time-lapse video shows the assembly of the most modern nuclear rector of its kind by the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Germany. Work on the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device has taken nearly ten years so far—here it is condensed down to just three minutes. » 6/13/14 12:50pm 6/13/14 12:50pm

From 1914 to 2014, here's what a hundred year difference looks like

Some things change, some things stay shockingly the same. It's funny how a hundred years can be such a long time in some places but be just like yesterday in others. This "time lapse" shows how much (and how little) the world of Antwerp has changed from the beginnings of World War I until now. » 6/04/14 12:41am 6/04/14 12:41am

10-year time-lapse of the World Trade Center Memorial

If you ever find yourself in New York, make sure you make some time to stop by the World Trade Center Memorial. It's a powerful and touching tribute to one of the worst tragedies in American history. This time lapse video, just released by EarthCam, shows the 10-year process it took to build out the memorial. » 5/16/14 11:48pm 5/16/14 11:48pm

The Breathtaking Beauty of Los Angeles at Night

Has Los Angeles finally found an answer to the title sequence of Woody Allen's Manhattan? Revealing the beauty of nighttime L.A. in all its glory, Colin Rich's mesmerizing time lapse video "City Lights" plays off the interaction between two kinds of night light: the twinkling stars above the horizon and the pulsating… » 5/08/14 7:50pm 5/08/14 7:50pm

Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling. » 4/16/14 9:18pm 4/16/14 9:18pm

Watch how a traffic accident is cleaned up in this timelapse

When a semi-trailer truck carrying a rig filled with toilet paper crashes into a bridge, what happens? A giant mess. A giant mess that someone has to clean up. This timelapse shows a city clean up crew picking up all the crap, repackaging it for another truck and getting the streets clean so that no one would know… » 4/14/14 10:02pm 4/14/14 10:02pm

This time lapse of fireflies is art in motion

If you've been stressing out or if you're getting swamped at work or if you're feeling a little overwhelmed, here's how you fix it: by watching this lovely time lapse of fireflies by Vincent Brady. Just put it on full screen, zone out and watch fireflies (or lightning bugs if that's what you call them) paint the world… » 3/26/14 10:48pm 3/26/14 10:48pm