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Video: Jet Turbine ATV

Video: Jet Turbine ATV

PopSci’s John Carnett is a god amongst DIY men: he’s created a jet turbine ATV, called “The Whirl;” it gets 150,000 RPM with a 1300¬âˆžF exhaust and speeds of up to 60 mph.

Video: Exploit Yourself

Video: Exploit Yourself

Inspired by Nike, Carl Erik Rinsch’s Exploit Yourself is 3D short film that blends Mirror’s Edge with Terminator; one thing’s for sure: we are SO screwed if the robots learn to Parkour.

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Heli Mission SWAT Truck

Heli Mission SWAT Truck
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It’s every 80s kid’s dream come true: the Heli Mission SWAT Truck is like Airwolf and Knight Rider all in one, with a truck which opens up to reveal a flyable RC helicopter on a platform.

Funny: Bare Essentials

Funny: Bare Essentials

We’re ashamed to say we didn’t get this video the first time around; it’s a safety video from the folks at Air New Zealand, but let’s just say those Kiwis are very “cheeky” monkeys.

Free: Mushroom Life

Free: Mushroom Life

Conway’s Game of Life is older than we’ve been alive, but gets a fresh dusting of spores with Mushroom Life; the different mushroom stages of life make this just as addictive.

Turmoil Trailer: Darksiders

Turmoil Trailer: Darksiders
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This latest Turmoil trailer for Darksiders reveals more of the plot; with tales of fallen angels/demons and unholy alliances, it’s feeling a bit like another hellish franchise: Spawn.

Video: Lego Arcade

Video: Lego Arcade

Two of geekdom’s greatest loves unite in Michael Hickox’s Lego Arcade, a stop motion video using Lego pieces to recreate classic arcade games and set to the original sound effects.

Video: Samparkour

Video: Samparkour

Directed by Wiland Pinsdorf, Samparkour shows Sao Paulo from a Parkour viewpoint; it’s shot in HD with a 35 mm lens adapter and follows Zico Correa across rooftops. Thanks, Nate!

Funny: Wagglemax

Funny: Wagglemax

If you liked Fallout 3’s cheeky retropocalyptic videos, Rob Moffett’s Wagglemax shorts hype similar products for nuclear wars, zombie infestations and even Gears of War players.

Funny: Web Site Story

Funny: Web Site Story

If you’re a Web 2.0 blogger who happens to be a theater major, Web Site Story will be right up your Avenue Q: it’s a Broadway musical filled with references to Hulu, Facebook and more.

Short Film: StopMo

Short Film: StopMo

It’s technically about a future archaeologist who discovers the remains of Hollywood, but StopMo is in reality an homage to movie special effects artists wrapped in a sci-fi story.

Trailer: The Punisher

Trailer: The Punisher

With ridiculous amounts of gore and other acts of wanton violence, The Punisher: No Mercy is neither novel nor profound; still, it’ll only cost $10 when it debuts on PSN July 2.

RIP, Billy

RIP, Billy

After losing the King of Pop, we were sad to hear we also lost the King of Infomercials, Billy Mays. Above is a TF2 tribute that shows why Billy blows ShamWow out of the water, any day.

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DIY: LOLrioKART

DIY: LOLrioKART

Shopping cart theft is bad, but LOLrioKART is too full of win: made by MIT students, it’s powered by aircraft NiCd batteries, a 15hp motor, features regenerative braking and goes 45mph.

Star Trek: Confusion

Star Trek: Confusion

Because there’s no quicker way to get relieved of duty on the Enterprise bridge than to get your sci-fi franchises mixed up: Star Wars: Confusion gets lost in a galaxy far, far away.

Video: Stig Scam

Video: Stig Scam

Playing off the UK’s mania for Top Gear, Australian TV show hosts see how far they can get impersonating the Stig and borrowing other people’s cars; the answer: oui, oui, monsieur.

Free: Vector Effect

Free: Vector Effect

Vector Effect is a retro-style shooter not unlike other games we’ve featured, save for one factor: it’s actually kind of hard, with slow health regeneration and hordes of enemies.

Short Film: Water Brain

Short Film: Water Brain

Created by Guangzhou student Johann Pu, Water Brain is a gorgeous 15 minute short film remarkable not only for its surprisingly moving story, but for its Chinese take on steampunk.

Video: Volcano from Space

Video: Volcano from Space

Most of you have likely seen this fantastic photo of Russia’s Sarychev volcano taken by the space station, but even better is this sequence of 29 photos stitched together into an animation.

Potato Gatling Gun

Potato Gatling Gun

Potato cannons are a favorite project for weekend warriors, but this Potato Gatling Gun brings serious spud pwnage: for $200, it packs six barrels and can launch tubers up to 400 feet.

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Video: Googling with Bing

Video: Googling with Bing

Microsoft’s Bing “decision” engine has done fairly well, but Googling with Bing puts into perspective a certain 800 pound gorilla in Silicon Valley that is synonymous with search.

McQueen vs. Hamilton

McQueen vs. Hamilton

Two of racing’s most famous icons go head to head: yesteryear’s King of Cool, Steve McQueen, races modern-day F1 champ Lewis Hamilton courtesy of Tag Heuer’s Monaco LS.

Ringo Wants To Sing More

Ringo Wants To Sing More

Poor, poor, Ringo: any fan of The Beatles knows that he was the odd man out; College Humor puts the fourth Fab Four’s plight into focus with Ringo Wants To Sing More.

Claymation: Resident Evil

Claymation: Resident Evil

It isn’t the first time we’ve seen clay used for gory ends (thank you, Robot Chicken), but the Claymation version of Resident Evil does a great job retelling the story in less than 3 minutes.

Where Tetris Comes From

Where Tetris Comes From

It sounds like the title to a cheesy sex-ed film, but Where Tetris Comes From is a catchy little ad complete with cell-shaded graphics for South Korean gaming network Naver/NHN.

Transformers 2 x Twitter

Transformers 2 x Twitter

The acting for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Twitter Icons is corny and the plot even moreso, but then again, we could say the same for Michael Bay’s new movie. Thanks, Tenshi!

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