March 17, 2015

Terminator-Inspired 3d Printer

This is a pretty cool 3d printing demo.

It’s fun to extrapolate how fast 3d printing will get in the future. We’re getting closer, quite literally, to objects appearing out of thin air.

March 3, 2015

Hantu Tinggi, or, The Creepiest Video I’ve Ever Seen

Hantu Tinggi is a Malaysian mythic demon with a similar vibe to Slender Man. Fine. Nothing too scary there. Every culture has its share of ghouls and goblins.

But this video is seriously one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

Via Reddit.

January 28, 2015

The New Tesla’s “Insane Mode”

Check out this video of the new Tesla P85D accelerating from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.

To get a sense of the amazing forces during acceleration, check out how the little girl’s phone clings to the seat at the 2:47 mark. Unreal.

January 23, 2015

Ridiculous Archer Video

Meet Lars Andersen. This guy’s talents are amazing. But there’s something about seeing him running around shooting those arrows that really cracks me up.

January 8, 2015

Great Drone Catch

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December 1, 2014

Dead Fly Art

So apparently this is a thing. The images below are from The Chive in 2009 and you can find more by simply Google image searching “dead fly art.”

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Happy Monday.

November 28, 2014

Making the 1980s HBO Intro

If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they had to physically create a bronze HBO!) making-of.

As a young kid, seeing the camera go inside the “O” with the spinning lasers was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

November 17, 2014

The $135 Million Oopsie

This is a pretty fascinating image.

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It’s the NOAA-19 weather satellite that accidentally tipped over during manufacture in 2003. Repairs cost $135 million dollars. Can you imagine?

Via Gizmodo

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”

November 11, 2014

First Steps in One World Trade Center

I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance to spend a few moments in the building for the first time, I excitedly snapped a few photos with my phone.

The lobby is huge and gorgeous. It smells like a mixture of “new car smell” and fresh paint.

Security was very nice but not very subtle. When I entered from the street a few large (but kind) men slowly descended upon me and guided me to the main security desk.

Once past security I was in the elevator bank. The elevator buttons are presented on a touch screen, and you’re only shown the floors relevant to you.

Inside, the elevators don’t have many buttons.

Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York.

From inside the building, the only subtle reminder you’re in such an iconic piece of architecture (besides the view) are the gradually sloping corners, which are a cross section of the building’s overall unique geometry.

Not a bad view.