The nature photographers at John Downer Productions are known for building all kinds of creative rigs to get up close and personal with wild animals. But this clip from BBC’s Spy in the Wild proves that their robotic camera pig is no match for a gang of hostile komodo dragons.
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Humble Bundle offers great deals on games, software, and ebooks, while doing good for the world around us. Now, they’ve kicked off a $1 million annual fund to help black game developers produce, market, and distribute their titles via Humble Games. Developers interested in the program can apply here.
These days, many of us have second and third income sources to help pay our bills or to grow our savings. This bundle of seven useful courses will help you build and succeed at your own home business so you can make a little extra scratch, or maybe even live the dream of working for yourself full-time.
After watching one of Smarter Every Days‘ videos about the unique beauty of laminar flow, Derek Muller of Veritasium wanted to explore a much trickier kind of physics. When air, fluids, and gases experience turbulence, their chaos may be hard to explain and model, but it’s pretty amazing stuff when you dive in deep.
A concrete flume is a type of spillway which is used to help channel water and to help prevent erosion. In this video, Curb Roller Manufacturing shows off a spinning 1000 lb. drum they built that helped to quickly spread and shape concrete into a 24 foot wide ditch for the Missouri Dept. of Transportation.
We’ve all found ourselves glued to the couch and unable to get up without major effort. Comedian Kevin James imagines the process of emerging from couch potato mode as a major achievement on par with sending astronauts into space. 3… 2… 1… lift-off (the tab from your beer can.)
Looking to launch a podcast that actually gets listened to? This series of online courses will help you create engaging content, learn the technologies and tools you need to record and distribute your program, and tips on how to market, build an audience, keep them coming back, and eventually secure sponsors.
The typical 18-wheeler is about 70 to 80 feet long. So imagine what it must be like to drive a truck that’s roughly three times as long. This clip from Big Rig Videos shows how Buchanan Hauling & Rigging maneuvers a massive toll gantry along the highways and byways of Florida. Naturally, it’s the corners that are the trickiest part.
The Project CARS franchise continues to up the graphical and physics realism of its racing games. The latest version packs lots of new cars, enhanced AI, along with a career mode and greater customization to appeal to a broader audience, which could disappoint hardcore racing sim fans. Drops Summer 2020 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
A man stops at a remote Australian gas station in search of a fill-up. But when he goes inside to enquire about the pumps, he encounters a truly perplexing scenario. Writer/Director Alex Feggans‘ offbeat short film starts out as unsettling, but takes a truly unexpected path along its way.
The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel and Beyond the Press Channel keep their promise for bigger and more impressive videos by attempting to launch a crappy car into the sky using more than 150 pounds of dynamite. At the same time, they kicked off the first mission of the unofficial Finnish space program.
Given the myriad mysteries of the universe, the writers on Star Trek: The Next Generation clearly struggled to come up with a unique way of describing so many different phenomena. Trek fan Ryan’s Edits compiled this supercut of the numerous times things were explained as “Some kind of…” or “Some sort of…” on the show.
If you’ve ever sawed wood, you know that its edge is rough and needs sanding if you plan on it being exposed. For fun, John Heisz of I Build It decided to see if it was possible to take a shortcut by combining his table saw blade with a sanding disc. The blade and sandpaper will wear at vastly different rates, it’s still a cool idea.
Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are frequent occurrences on the Sun. Some have been known to disrupt radio waves, but could they actually cause damage? Kurzgesagt stares directly into the Sun to educate us on solar storms, why they occur, and if a strong enough super storm could actually wipe out civilization.
Raphaël makes incredibly detailed papercraft models for his YouTube channel Epic Cardboard Props. In this clip he walks us through the process of building a miniature of Han and Chewie’s ship. He’s also made a cardboard Death Star and an X-Wing Fighter, among other things. He sells DIY templates for his models here.
Rising temperatures have been melting Earth’s glaciers, increasing sea levels, damaging precious habitats, and causing water shortages. But is it possible to create new, man-made glaciers? TED-Ed looks at ancient methods of stockpiling ice, and how these techniques could help battle at least one aspect of climate change.
The human body is an amazing organic machine that performs countless tasks every minute of every day. In this video from The Infographics Show, they tally up some of the things that your body will do in the next minute – or twice as much while you watch the entire 2 minute clip.
“This moment can lead us back home. That’s our test.” TED-Ed and famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall offer up some serious food for thought, reminding us to take advantage of this brief moment in time where things have slowed down to look at what we have done to our world, and how we might do things better.
The Hot 8 Brass Band presents an energetic jazz version of Joy Division’s 1980 track Love Will Tear Us Apart that will transport your soul to the streets of New Orleans. They recorded the track to promote the Jazz Foundation of America’s emergency fund, which helps support musicians in need. You can help with a donation here.
When we were kids, we had one of those wind-up toys that launched a flying propellor into the air. Aerospace engineer Tom Stanton wanted to see what he could do if he ramped up the energy by spinning up a larger (and more dangerous) version of the propellor flywheel using a motor.
As we’ve previously heard, Marc Martel is one of the only vocalists to ever hit the notes of Queen’s songs as well as Freddie Mercury himself. Here, he lays down an outstanding cover of a song that has a whole new meaning for anyone who’s been locked down in recent months. He also recently did a mean Elton John cover.
In April 2020, a shaky video made the rounds on the Internet that purported to be a gathering of unidentified flying objects moving above the surface of the Moon. Like many videos he’s seen, Captain Dissilusion questioned the clip’s legitimacy, and points out its numerous flaws.
(Flashing images) The whole “Shrek, but…” meme has produced some rather silly videos, including GrayWalf’s edit, in which he managed to compress the entire film to just over 3 minutes by only including the parts where they made the sound “E.” It’s a nice quick way to get through the movie, and still get the main plot points.
Venus fly trap and sundew plants are known for their carnivorous desire for insects of all kinds. Another Perspective captured some incredibly crisp macro footage of bugs and snails as they attempted to escape from this peril. We were particularly impressed by the beetle who chewed its way out of the plant.
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