(PG-13: Language) We’ve got enough problems with corporations selling guns to people who probably shouldn’t have them, but the humans are now doing weapons deals with a bunch of creepy aliens in Ray Sullivan’s short sci-fi film, based on Simon Roy’s comic.
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We always thought that round candies were made using molds, but it turns out some of them are made by spin-carving spheres from a rod of sugar, like the ones shown in this video from candy machinery maker Loynds. We want to see a Bingo ball picker that works this way.
Vehicle maker Honda and a team of talented artists pay tribute to the creativity and effort that goes into the production of modern motion pictures, peeling back the layers of the visual effects onion, and reminding us how little of what we see on screen these days is real.
The staff at TA is hanging a little looser now that Maui Jim is in the house. Their prescription-friendly Eh Brah offering with neutral grey super thin glass lens is fetching and elegant, while giving us superb light reduction, abundant color and crisp contrast. (Thanks Eric!)
Make It Extreme doesn’t like drones spying on them, so they decided to do something about it, and fabricated an anti-aircraft weapon that uses compressed air to launch a net, ensnaring any pesky drones in its webbing. It seems a bit complicated, but it does the job quite nicely.
BBC Earth show The Hunt captured crisp macro footage of hotrod ants, as they make their way through the scorching 150ºF+ Namib desert, where it’s so hot that they would die if they stopped in the sun for even a few seconds. But the extreme heat isn’t their only foe.
Back in 1952, London, England was engulfed in a think blanket of smog that was so nasty that it caused the city to come to a halt, and actually ended up killing an estimated 12,000 people. SciShow looks back at this tragic result of industrial development without controls.
For anyone who grew up playing arcade games in the 1990s, this graphic should be familiar. Decor8BitArt transformed the pixelated admonition from the DOJ, the FBI, and William Sessions into a cheeky bit of dimensional wall art. Includes a 9″ x 9″ wood frame with glass.
Back in 1995, Michael Jackson asked someone at Sony Music to explain how Compact Discs were manufactured, so they put together this factory tour video just for him, while producing his album History. It’s a fun time capsule, and a perfectly awkward corporate video.
Students from the Ithaca College Low Temperature Physics Lab created a neat version of a quantum levitation track. It still uses supercooling and magnets to work its magic, but adds a fun (and literal) twist to by running its course around a triple-twist Möbius Strip.
(PG-13: Language) Javier Chillon tense science fiction short film takes place aboard a spaceship packed with human cargo in cryogenic stasis. The ship’s skeleton crew decides to wake a critical team member when the ship’s engines malfunction, and a terrible truth is revealed.
A 1967 film from the now defunct Philco-Ford Corporation envisions a distant future in which people live in modular hexagonal homes with computers in every room, flat-screen TVs, and smarthome tech. While some of the predictions were solid, others just seem silly in hindsight.
A while back, How to Make Everything created every ingredient on a sandwich from scratch. However, he ran into a problem with items going bad, so he decided to see if he could make a sammie last for a year, using various preservation methods. We still wouldn’t eat it.