Why Don’t Marshmallows Explode?

Why Don’t Marshmallows Explode?

Did you know that the chemical energy released by burning a marshmallow can be three times more than an equivalent mass of TNT? MinuteEarth dives into these two very different chemical reactions and explains why marshmallows don’t blow up when ignited.

edcfans Carabiner Tool

edcfans Carabiner Tool

This stonewashed stainless steel clip is easy to attach to a bag or belt loop, and packs a dozen functions, including flat and phillips screwdrivers, wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, hex drivers, keychain loops, and a bottle opener. It’s TSA-friendly too.

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Nova 360 Motion VR Simulator

Nova 360 Motion VR Simulator

New Zealand tech startup Eight360 has created a motion simulator that looks like something out of Jurassic World or Oblivion. The sphere can rotate untethered in any direction, meaning its occupant can tumble, roll, and spin. Its movements are synced with a VR headset, so motion sickness isn’t as likely as stationary VR.

ToolFob

ToolFob

Boone Titanium Rings‘ oval-shaped titanium multitool packs 21 functions into something small enough to keep on your keychain. Among its many tools are a package opener, wood saw, comb, pliers, wrenches, tweezers, flat screwdriver, knives, 1/4″ hex driver, bottle opener, and a ferrocerium firestarter rod.

Woodturning Nails

Woodturning Nails

You’d think that slicing up resin blocks filled with nails on your table saw and then grinding them down on a lathe might be a bad idea for the well-being of your tools (and your body), but that didn’t stop maker R Humphrey from testing out the idea. The resulting bowl he created has some really cool textures and patterns.

Turning a Bolt into a Golden Phoenix

Turning a Bolt into a Golden Phoenix

Maker Ross The Random loves to turn ordinary items into works of art. In this video, he shows us how he transformed a simple brass bolt into a shiny metal phoenix through a series of heating, bending, hammering, filing, and cutting with basic hand tools.

Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Thanks to its CREE XHP 70.2 P2 LED and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery, Klarus‘ tactical flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of brightness, with a beam reach of over 1000 feet. It’s made from mil-spec hard-anodized aluminum alloy, and is IPX8 waterproof. Measures just 6.34″ long, so it goes anywhere.

Creating the Razor Crest

Creating the Razor Crest

Season two of The Mandalorian has been quite a thrill so far, though the Razor Crest has seen more than its share of abuse along the way. ILM looks back at the creation of Mando’s ship, from its earliest conceptual designs through its production as both a digital object and an intricate real-world model for in-camera shots.

Beast Kingdom Egg-Attack x The Mandalorian

Beast Kingdom Egg-Attack x The Mandalorian

Toymaker Beast Kingdom just made The Mandalorian as adorable as Baby Yoda. This highly-articulated 6″ figure features a big-headed Mando, wearing a real fabric costume and cape, along with his Amban rifle, pistol, Beskar steel bar, Mythosaur skull ornament, jetpack, and a messenger bag with The Child peeping out.

GoSun Go Portable Solar Oven

This compact camping oven concentrates the power of the sun. Its vacuum tube captures solar rays and can be used to bake, roast, steam, or boil. It zips up into an easy-to-carry hardshell case and weighs just 2 pounds. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop. Need more capacity? Check out the GoSun Sport or GoSun Fusion.

KO-Z SLIDE & GLDTR Sandals

KO-Z SLIDE & GLDTR Sandals

Whether you’re standing at your desk on conference calls all day, padding around the house, or walking the dog around the block, Deckers X Lab’s KO-Z SLIDE and GLDTR will help you do it all as comfortably as possible. They offer multi-layer foam cushioning, wool above and below your foot, and a rocker sole.

3DPrintMill Infinite-Z 3D Printer

3DPrintMill Infinite-Z 3D Printer

Not long ago, we saw a custom-built 3D printer that could output infinitely-long objects. Now 3D printer company Creality is readying a version that anyone can buy. The 3DPrintMill has a heated continuous belt print bed which lets it print multiple small parts in a row, or very long objects. It offers a print accuracy of +/-0.1mm.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Trailer

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is nearly here, and we now have a trailer showing off gameplay from the final version of the action RPG. Get ready to explore a massive open world, upgrade your body with augmentations, build your skills, pimp out motorcycles, and beat the crap out of the underworld of Night City.

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Brass Against: Pull the Trigger

Brass Against: Pull the Trigger

Brass Against is known for its energetic brass cover versions of rock songs. Led off by the powerful vocals of Sophia Urista, their performances are like a lit stick of dynamite dropped into a fireworks warehouse. In this clip, they bang out an amazing original track that you’ll want to play at maximum volume.

A Christmas Story: A Major Card Game

A Christmas Story: A Major Card Game

Celebrate your love for the holiday classic A Christmas Story with Funko’s official card game. You’ll triple-dog-dare players to trade presents like the Little Orphan Annie secret decoder pin, a toy fire engine, and the infamous pink bunny suit while trying to avoid Scut Farkus and his little toady pal.

Russian Cyberpunk Farm

Russian Cyberpunk Farm

Sergey Vasiliev decided he had enough of the old “in Soviet Russia” trope which represents his country as technologically backward. Incorporating some clever visual effects, his brilliant short film imagines a Russian farm where everything is running on the latest tech. The footage reminds us of the work of Simon Stålenhag.

Win a B.R.M Special Edition BMW 50th Anniversary Chronograph

Win a B.R.M Special Edition BMW 50th Anniversary Chronograph

The BMW Car Club of America teamed up with watchmaker B.R.M Chronographes to create this limited-edition chronograph celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary. Enter for a chance to win this unique watch, and help support the TechForce Foundation, which helps students grow their skills as professional technicians.

Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

Speks Geode Magnetic Toys

These pentagonal playthings have neodymium magnets along their edges, letting you assemble them into a variety of shapes, including a dodecahedron. Each set comes with 12 pentagons, and the more kits you buy, the more complex the objects can get. They come in Slate, Cobalt, Aqua, and Lava.

Everything Looks Awesome in Slow Motion

Everything Looks Awesome in Slow Motion

The title of Kuma Films‘ compilation video is 100% self-explanatory. So sit back and enjoy as water balloons pop, cigarette lighters light, and colorful liquids splash into a tank in this sequence of glorious slow-motion footage. Want more slow-mo? Check out Kuma’s water balloon ninja video montage.

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve

The 13” MacBook Air deserves an equally well-designed sleeve to keep it secure. Amsterdam’s Mujjo crafted just the thing, a sophisticated asymmetrical envelope-styled Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve carry case. Made with an upscale combo of heavy-duty felt and full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather flap with a one-snap closure.

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Giant Metal Scorpion

Giant Metal Scorpion

The scorpions we encounter here in the U.S. are relatively small, but this oversize metal creature measures 8.25″ long. This awesomely creepy creation is made by Thailand artists Kreatworks using recycled automotive and machine parts. Also, it turns out that there are real scorpions that are almost the same size in South Africa.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Teaser)

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Teaser)

Loved Jet Set Radio? This upcoming game captures the style and spirit of the classic skating and tagging game, except this time the crews have jetpacks. It features great cel-shaded art by Dion Koster, along with music by original JSR composer Hideki Naganuma. Coming to Steam and consoles sometime, hopefully soon.

Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin

Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin

Refreshingly light, the classic gin and tonic cocktail is popular worldwide. For an upgraded G&T with an exotic twist, Tanqueray Rangpur is a smooth distilled gin with a distinctive citrus taste. Named after a rare lime from India, aromatic Tanqueray Rangpur is also subtly enhanced with mandarin flavors from the Far East.

Typewriter Drum Machine

Typewriter Drum Machine

William Sun Petrus took an old 1920s Remington Portable typewriter and modded it into an electronic drum machine. Basically, it works as a MIDI controller, so it can play whatever sounds he loads into Ableton. He had to remix the live audio so you could hear it over the mechanical clacking sounds though.

Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Fill your garage with two amazing vehicles. This giveaway includes both a limited-run Ford Mustang GT500, and a Shelby F-150 pickup, both rocking supercharged V8 engines. The duo is valued at over $200,000. One lucky entrant will win both while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries.

Tropicfeel Shell Backpack

Tropicfeel Shell Backpack

Tropicfeel’s Shell Backpack is an ultra-versatile, expandable travel pack with a unique wardrobe system to organize and compress a closet-worth of clothes for comfy, lightweight carry. Features clamshell access, detachable pouch plus options for tech, camera or toiletries. Estimated delivery starts in March 2021.

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