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A380 Night Landing

A380 Night Landing

This amazing 4K footage from High Pressure Aviation Films is the closest that most of us will ever get to landing a modern jumbo jet. The view from the cockpit of the Airbus A380 offers up a fantastic show of nighttime illumination outside, and digital displays inside. They’re currently raising funds for their new film From the Sky 2.

Geo Skull Duvet Cover

Geo Skull Duvet Cover

At first glance, skull-obsessed artist Ali Gulec’s duvet cover looks like one of grandma’s quilts, but upon closer inspection, the vivid image on its top is an evil looking geometric skull, surrounded by stars and flame. The same image is available on a variety of objects, including matching throw pillows.

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Space Is Hard

Space Is Hard

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon in 2024 – then on to Mars and beyond – they remind us that there is nothing easy about launching a rocket and safely delivering its crew, and the inherent risks that go with the great rewards of space exploration. They also revealed the new spacesuits the Artemis program astronauts will wear.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo takes its already fun and stylish XC40 compact crossover, and makes it even more appealing, offering up a fully-electric model with an AWD powertrain, making 408hp, and zooming from 0-to-62 in 4.9 sec. It’s expected to have a range of about 248 mi, and can charge to 80% in 40 minutes on a fast-charger.

True Facts: The Sand Bubbler Crab

True Facts: The Sand Bubbler Crab

Zefrank introduces us to another one of nature’s many weird and wonderful creations, a teensy crustacean who stomps around the beaches of the Indo-Pacific chewing up sand, then spitting it back out into little balls after dining on the plankton and other delicious organic snacks hiding among the grains.

Field Notes Autumn Trilogy

Field Notes Autumn Trilogy

Field Notes latest Quarterly Edition is series of beautiful fall-themed memo books, each with an embossed and debossed image of a leaf on its cover. The three-pack of 48-page notebooks includes North American sugar maple, American elm, and scarlet oak designs. Annual subscribers get a special-edition fall leaf bandana.

Lenny Kravitz: Bluegrass Style

Lenny Kravitz: Bluegrass Style

Ah, there’s nothing quite like a Finnish bluegrass band performing a Lenny Kravitz song in a French street corner restaurant. So sit back, crank up the volume, and enjoy as Steve ‘n’ Seagulls gives the 1993 hit Are You Gonna Go My Way a fresh new sound.

Bicycle

Bicycle

While computer graphics are becoming more and more realistic, we appreciate when artists use the medium to create things that are simply outlandish and impossible in the real world. Take, for example, this ridiculously-long and flexible bicycle-built-for-five from Cool3DWorld.

Hypercomb

Hypercomb

While calling a comb “tactical” seems hyperbolic to say the least, we still dig the style and versatility of 2057 Design’s multifunctional titanium pocket tool. It packs hair and mustache combs, a bottle opener, and 4mm and 1/4″ bit holders. Comes with a detachable pocket clip and straight razor attachments.

If You Wanna Breathe My Sulfur

If You Wanna Breathe My Sulfur

Musical mashup maestro Bill McClintock issues his apologies in advance for this hilariously weird melding of The Spice Girls and Slipknot, with a dash of The Black Crowes tossed in for extra seasoning. All we really want is to zig-a-zig-aaaaaaarrrrgh.

Retro Mac AirPods Case

Retro Mac AirPods Case

Give your Apple AirPods a fun new home with elago’s retro-look case cover, inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh computer. The silicone wrapper features the iconic “hello.” cursive lettering on its screen, and is done up in classic beige. Compatible with wired or wireless charging cases.

Ash and Pikachu in Dominoes

Ash and Pikachu in Dominoes

Domino mosaic master The Domino King pays tribute to two staples of the Pokémon universe, Ash Ketchum and Pikachu. This amazing display features 35,592 colorful dominoes, arranged to form a variety of festive Pokémon-themed images.

Whiskey Barrel Stools

Whiskey Barrel Stools

The Burnt Wood Barrel Co. offers these substantial wooden bar stools, handcrafted from whiskey barrel staves with bent metal back supports. They’re perfect no matter what you’re sipping while hanging out with friends at your kitchen counter.

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Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

A few years back, we had the opportunity to taste several prototype flavors for Lay’s potato chips. Now, a tasty new flavor has gone into production, with chips that replicate the delicious flavor of a grilled cheese sammie and a cup of tomato soup. Available for a limited time starting on 10/21/19.

How a Drinking Bird Works

How a Drinking Bird Works

If you’ve ever played with one of those drinking bird toys, you know it can be quite fascinating to watch as it dunks its beak in and out of a glass of water. Engineerguy Bill Hammack pops off the bird’s festive blue hat to explain the thermodynamics which make the nearly endless fun happen.

Carbon Fiber Cigar Pen

Carbon Fiber Cigar Pen

Margison Woodworks‘ impressive black pen features a gun metal frame, wrapped in real carbon fiber, and coated with a glossy urethane resin. The pen includes a Schmidt Easyflow 9000 cartridge, but accepts all Parker-compatible ballpoint refills.

Making a Globe from a Log

Making a Globe from a Log

Artist and woodturner Andy Phillip takes us through the complicated and time-consuming process of gradually refining a hunk of birch tree trunk into a beautiful 7″ globe, complete with the continents, and iridescent blue oceans made from epoxy resin. This isn’t the first time Andy’s made something cool and spherical.

Imperial Caps

Imperial Caps

Show the world which team you really are rooting for with one of these Star Wars-inspired caps from Gallery94. Choose from an olive camper cap, embroidered with an Imperial officer’s lapel decorations, or a black Darth Vader snapback cap. The Empire Snaps Back. There, we said it.

100-Loop Marble Run

100-Loop Marble Run

Scott’s Marble Runs knows a thing or two about making really long tracks for his marbles to zoom down. This time, he created an epic, multi-story run that has dozens upon dozens of loops, and relies heavily on gravity to make it work. Nice catch there at the end too, Scott.

Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A

Casio Edifice EQB1000D-1A

This new member of the Edifice line packs all the tech we’ve come to expect, but this one is super slim. Measuring just 8.9″ thick, the stainless steel chronograph includes stopwatch, alarm, lap timer, and calendar functions. It automatically adjusts its time via a Bluetooth smartphone connection, and recharges via solar power.

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Casually Explained: English

Casually Explained: English

(PG-13: Language) If you’re reading this, there’s an overwhelming chance that you can speak English. In this casual explanation, we learn what makes our language different than others, and why in some ways it’s easier to learn, and in others, much harder. Then there are the local accents and dialects…

Black Rider Daypack

Black Rider Daypack

Motorcycle lifestyle brand Angry Lane created this versatile backpack to keep gear organized and safe from theft. The 15-liter pack features an embedded Pacsafe cable lock, an RFID-safe blocking pocket, MOLLE-compatible webbing, a foldable rain cover, and comes with a detachable zipper pouch for your passport, cards, and cash.

The World’s Shortest Test Drive

The World’s Shortest Test Drive

To promote some of the many high-tech features in its 2019 Sorento SUV, Kia and David&Goliath put together this precisely-choreographed promotional spot which manages to demonstrate 17 different capabilities in under 30 seconds, and over a distance of 335 feet. Read on for the full list of features.

One-Handed Rubik’s Cube Robot

One-Handed Rubik’s Cube Robot

There are robots out there that can solve a Rubik’s Cube very quickly. But, while OpenAI’s design is decidedly slower, it works much more like a human, using its five robotic digits to maneuver and manipulate the cube with one hand, and learns to solve it using trial and error. Find out more about how it works here.

The First Muppet Show

The First Muppet Show

Most of us had our first encounter with Muppets on Sesame Street. But it turns out that wasn’t Jim Henson’s first television show. Long before The Muppet Show, Henson created a quirky little show called Sam and Friends. Defunctland’s excellent miniseries explains how Henson – and Kermit the frog – got their start.

Kinetic Fragrance Spinner

Keep your car, office, or home smelling fresh, and distract your mind at the same time with this sculptural metal aromatherapy diffuser. Just give it a gentle spin, and its optical illusion rings spin, while the plate underneath disperses fragrance. Includes five scent discs, and a removable adhesive for installation.

Internet Archive: MS-DOS Games

Internet Archive: MS-DOS Games

Say goodbye to productivity today. Thanks to the folks at the amazing Internet Archive, you can play thousands of retro PC games right in your web browser. Their extensive software library is packed with classics like The Oregon Trail, SimCity, Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, Leisure Suit Larry, and many more.

Photo-Chromeleon

Photo-Chromeleon

Scientists from MIT CSAIL have developed an incredible technology which allows for personalization of objects by using special photochromic dyes. By exposing the pigments to ultraviolet light, designs be “reprogrammed” by removing portions of their cyan, magenta, and yellow dyes to expose new patterns. More here.

Hermetus Bottle Opener/Sealer

Hermetus Bottle Opener/Sealer

Westmark Germany’s tempered steel tool easily pops open bottles and undoes screw caps, but it can also temporarily seal bottles, preserving carbonation and freshness for those times when you don’t want to finish a bottle all at once.

Lifetime of Netflix Giveaway

Lifetime of Netflix Giveaway

Do you love your Netflix movies and original programs? Well you could win free Netflix for life. One lucky winner will never have to pay for the streaming service again. Just head over to The Awesomer Shop today, and enter for a chance to win. (Contest Ends 1/29/20)

Deepfake Impressions

Deepfake Impressions

Jim Meskimen is one of the most talented impressionists out there. But while he can work wonders with his voice, he still can’t look like the celebs he impersonates. But with the help of AI tech, Sham00K was able to do just that, creepily transforming Jim’s face to match his vocals.

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