360° Video

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Google & YouTube have just released the coolest new feature on the site in years.  Sure Performance enhancements, and HTML5 Video are cool and all, but this wins hands down. 360° Pannable video, that’s right, take your mouse, and drag around the screen to move the camera’s viewpoint.  It’s frekin ACE.  It’s too bad it … Continued

Flowers Blooming

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Time-lapse videos are an interesting bunch.  They’re cool because they combine together a static scene over a long length of time and show how it changes.  Oftentimes the time lapses are of man made projects, or of clouds.  But Photographer Thomas Blanchard has done it with flowers. Over 9,000(!!!) individual photos of 21 different flowers … Continued

π

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Today is another one of those “special” days.  But not one that most normal people know about.  Today is pi-day.  Or more specifically, 3.14.  March 14th.  This “holiday” works while the American system for displaying dates, which most of the rest of the world considers wrong, unfortunately, we’re America, and quite frankly, most of us don’t … Continued

Snow Crop Circles

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I’ve posted similar things to this in the past, well here’s another artist using crowd sourcing methods to make his own version of Snow Crop Circles: Sonja Hinrichsen gives volunteers, in this case 60 individuals, snowshoes, and a series of patterns they were instructed to walk in.  Together, they walked out onto a frozen lake and … Continued

FP Hockey

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GoPro has made a winning partnership with the NHL, from putting cameras on Refs, to attaching them to players.  In the latest video they are at practice with the New York Ranger’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist.  A few GoPros are mounted on him, his equipment, and the surroundings.  We see him take pucks, watch his eyes … Continued

Amateur 1:1 V2

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Germany’s V2 is the granddaddy of modern rockets.  In WW2 the Germans launched over 3,000 of them against the Allies in an effort to demoralize and win.  It didn’t work.  But the key people involved surrendered to the Americans and under Operation Paperclip, became American Citizens and eventually helped to create the Saturn V, the most … Continued

Helical Magazines

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Reddit user Oelund has put together a nice imgur album explaining how Helical Magazines work for firearms.  It’s nice, it goes with the How a 1911 works.  If you read through the whole imgur album you’ll see the basics of how the magazine was extended, then slanted, then turned onto itself, but it still follows … Continued

Yellowstone Snow

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Yellowstone National Park gets alot of snow.  I know the North East is still excited about the first 50deg day in awhile and the melting of the snow, but that’s nothing compared to what goes up out west.  In the above silent video, we see workers clear off the roofs of the cabins at Lake … Continued

2×4 Marble Coaster

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Instructable user seamster has created a pretty neat marble run from a single 8 foot 2×4. The whole thing is 22 steps long, but it’s very well documented, and worth it.  I think it’s superb, the 2×4 is a staple of modern wooden construction.  The cost almost nothing, and with really only a bandsaw and … Continued

TIE Fighter MOD

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Drones are such an overrated name, quad-copters, or cheap RC helicopters are better, but those names aren’t cool enough, so we had to go with drones.  Oh well, can’t change society, it was tried before, it didn’t work out too well for those involved. Instead of living with the mundane quad-copter design, DIYer Oliver has … Continued