Artist Rene Eisenbart demonstrates Ebru, a wonderfully-satisfying technique which uses paints floated in liquid suspension. After dropping colorful pigments into the vat, she uses a giant comb to create marbled patterns for printing. Learn more about Ebru here.
These days, those of us in big cities take subways for granted. But in the 1860s, the idea was just being tested for the first time. London, England’s underground project wasn’t exactly easy, but its impact on urban development would be felt to this day. TED-Ed explains.
Turn Touch is a minimalist programmable remote control with a genuine wood case. You can set it to control most smart devices that connect over Wi-Fi, such as Sonos speakers, Philips Hue lights and smart locks. It can also control Mac and iOS devices.
Balancing expert Rocky Byun shows off his skills yet again, taking five glass bottles of various shapes and sizes, and precariously balancing them on one another. But that’s not all – the whole setup was done inside a wobbly picture frame dangling from the ceiling.
For those of you us spend a lot of time in Photoshop, you know how useful the Spot Healing brush is for touching up images. But we’d like to get our hands on this software from NVIDIA researchers who came up with a more sophisticated method using deep learning tech.
CGP Grey narrates and animates Nick Bostrom’s brilliant 2005 paper – a fable about a dragon that reflects humanity’s progress in extending our lives through medicine. It speaks to how adversity drives ingenuity and the tenuous equilibrium between faith and science.
These beautifully realistic polystone lunar models work with an augmented reality mobile app to teach you about our Moon. Learn lunar trivia and stories and view high-res topography. Save 12% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop. Also available in mini and large sizes.
Berthil van Beek shows off one of the cooler LEGO Great Ball Contraption modules we’ve seen. This one uses a complex series of gears and chains to count how many balls pass through it. We wonder if he timed the balls just right, if it could actually work as a clock.
This power tool quickly resharpens knives thanks to its flexible abrasive belt. Simply swipe your blade through the grooves a few times, and the Work Sharp does the hard part. Then finish your edge on the built-in ceramic grinding rod. Be sure to grab some extra belts.
“The worst is when I go to Japan, all those cars are so small over there.” A classic 1984 interview between David Letterman and wrestling great and The Princess Bride star André The Giant, as he chatted about his size, his wrestling injuries, and how he relaxed.
RinseKit is a portable shower that stores the water pressure from your home’s water faucet. The 2018 RinseKit Plus has a larger capacity and a more efficient nozzle than its predecessor. It also has a port for the new heater accessory that plugs into your car’s cigarette adapter.
(PG-13: Language) ’90s alt-rock sensation The Breeders return to the lineup that gave them hits like Cannonball and Divine Hammer. This three song set offers a stripped down and fuzzed-out mix of folk and garage rock, including two from their new album All Nerve.