Meteor Explosion Time Lapse

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Last December Californian photographer Nao Tharp went to Red Rock Canyon State Park in the Mojave desert to take a time-lapse of the Geminid meteor shower.  He never expected he would capture a meteor exploding in an orange plume of dust.  He did though.  You can see in the video above he plays back the … Continued

Yosemite II

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That’s right bitches, I’m on my way back to Yosemite National Park this weekend.  Hopefully I’ll get to see Horsetail Falls get lit up by the sun.  Anyway, I have to be out in the San Francisco area for work, so over the weekend I’m going to make my way to the park to see … Continued

Slow Mo 4k Fire Breathers

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Yes, this is pretty impressive.  Using a constructed ring of 48 DSLR cameras and some high speed cameras, the RED Epic, and the Panasonic GH4.  I’ve never seen fire breathers in person, but this looks cool as it is.  Freezing time and moving around is awesome.  It probably took them days of time to sync … Continued

Actually Cloverfield

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The latest Cloverfield Super Bowl TV ad.  It raises more questions then it answers to be honest.  But hey, hopefully it’s something good.  I think it might be the first movie of the year I go see. {Filmonic}

POV Hockey Tricks

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The stick’s POV specifically.  Yes, I will never stop saying how impressive Hockey is. {reddit}

Pipe Lamp

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Instructables user Matt2 Silver has a really awesome DIY aged bubbling pipe lamp.  He did a fantastic job on the whole thing, I thought it was a real copper pipe from the initial photo and video, but it’s really PVC.  The small touches of mixed white and green paint for oxidation are really nice.  The hammered … Continued

DIY “Lava” Lamp

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It’s more of a controlled reaction of acids and bases then the soothing blobs from a true lava lamp, but this instructable is dead simple to follow and can be quite fun.  I bet if you got something a little thicker then vegetable oil it might be a slower process that’s more true to the … Continued

Star Kart

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Yes, it’s one of those strange matches that you never would have guessed would be perfect but it is.  YouTube group Dark Pixel has spent a year making a mash up of Star Wars and Mario Kart. No, this isn’t a real life game, but with the power of the community, I’m sure a hacked … Continued

Cookie Clicker v2

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It’s been just about 2 years since I last told you about this game.  Well Orteil has released a new version of it after years of development.  In it there is balancing of the wrinklers and a new prestige system as well as 3 new buildings.  I also hear there are additional features like dragons … Continued

Fun with Magnets!

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Powerful permanent magnets are fun to play around with and experiment and learn from.  Aptly named Instructables user Magnetic Games has a short 2 step instructable that  shows how to make a few neat things. Actually, his YouTube channel is full of interesting experiments and toys you could make with ease with magnets.  I think the gears … Continued