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A River of Watermelons

A River of Watermelons

We don’t know much about farming watermelons, but apparently, part of the operation includes keeping them cooled off as they go from harvest to shipment. This clever farmer takes advantage of the melons’ buoyancy not only to transport their melons but to keep them from baking in the hot sun.

A Satisfying Waterfall Fountain Made from PVC

A Satisfying Waterfall Fountain Made from PVC

V. Idea shows off a fun and creative project they built using PVC pipe. The tabletop fountain pumps water over a spinning wheel which drive a couple of little plastic guys on the sides to make it look like they’re cranking its mechanism.

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WR1 Compact Water Rower

WR1 Compact Water Rower

Exercise rowers that use water resistance provide the most realistic feedback. But they take up a lot of space. The Kingsmith WR1 has a folding rail system that stacks, so it takes up significantly less space when not in use. Its glass fiber paddle and special carriage gliders are designed for smooth and steady operation.

Slow-Motion Explosions at Millions of FPS

Slow-Motion Explosions at Millions of FPS

The Slow-Mo Guys captured some of their most amazing explosion footage with the help of the Colorado School of Mines and a special high-speed camera from Shimadzu that can shoot up to 5 million frames per second – though only in a 256 frame burst. It’s not as colorful as the faster footage but it reveals never-before-seen details.

Finding Hidden Colors in Water

Finding Hidden Colors in Water

We normally think of water as being clear or maybe having a slight green or blue tint reflected from its surroundings. But Posy reveals a full rainbow of colors hiding in H20 in both steam and liquid forms when the temperature conditions and lighting are just right.

Filling a House with Water

Filling a House with Water

Finding water inside your house is one of the last things you want to experience as a homeowner. YouTuber President Chay has the opposite mindset – at least if he can live in this watertight house that he and his buddies built. It took some serious trial and error, but he was ultimately able to go for an indoor dive.

Bending Water in a Blow-up Pool

Bending Water in a Blow-up Pool

When it comes to inflatable pools, we try to keep water inside the pool to avoid refilling them for as long as possible. But this guy doesn’t care if he loses a little H2O. Using his body, a pool float, and his knowledge of fluid dynamics, he makes the surrounding water bend to his whim.

Baking a Water Cake

Baking a Water Cake

Slow-motion photographer wmhejiu shows us how to make a no-bake cake using a plate filled with water, a jumbo steel washer, and a high-speed camera. It’s too bad he couldn’t take a bite out of it in the fraction of a second that the cake-shaped splash existed.

Playing a Water-filled Piano

Playing a Water-filled Piano

“I know this looks bad… but I’m doing it for the sake of science.” Mattias Krantz likes to do some crazy and borderline sacrilegious stuff to pianos. In this clip, he took an old piano, waterproofed it, then filled it with bucket after bucket of water to see what it would sound like when its strings and soundboard were submerged.

Warka Water Towers

Warka Water Towers

Designed by architects Atruio Vittori and Andreas Vogler, these unique structures harvest clean water from the air for drinking and sanitation purposes. They were designed to be buildable without scaffolding or machinery, using local, sustainable materials. Find out more about the project at the Warka Water website.

Dance of the Vinegar Eel

Dance of the Vinegar Eel

Live Science and physicist Anton Peshkov take us inside the microscopic world of the turbatrix aceti, otherwise known as the vinegar eel. These tiny nematodes thrive on the kind of microbes that transform juice into vinegar and wriggle around like tiny bolts of lightning as they cluster in a single droplet of water.

Making a Sea Monster

Making a Sea Monster

Artist Thalasso hobbyer makes amazing dioramas, often with undersea creatures as their subject. This gnarly sea monster was inspired by a fellow artist’s illustration of a nightmarish vision. They sculpted the beast from wire and clay, surrounded it with tiny sharks, fish, and a diver, then submerged them in ocean blue resin.

Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Inspired by a Gatorade ad that used strobes to display images on falling water, 3Dprintedlife wanted to replicate the idea on a smaller scale. He developed a desktop version that uses solenoid valves to release water droplets illuminated by an LED strobe light. It only displays 2D images, but he plans on making a 3D version.

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Metal Hydroforming Experiments

Metal Hydroforming Experiments

Hydroforming is the process of shaping metal structures by inflating them with pressurized water or air. Maker Connor Holland has been experimenting with the technique, and shared this compilation of some of the more interesting and satisfying results. The pillow one looks like a metal whoopee cushion.

Miniature RC Watercraft

Miniature RC Watercraft

A wonderfully soothing video featuring close-up look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships floating in the water tanks at Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.

LEGO Boat Train

LEGO Boat Train

A while back, Brick Experiment Channel built a 100-wheel LEGO car that drives like a train without rails. Now, they’ve applied the same idea to boats. They linked together a set of 10 different boats using ball joints to see how they would handle the water and waves. The brick-built flotilla reminds us of a water snake.

Slow-motion Water Droplet Collisions

Slow-motion Water Droplet Collisions

A splashing droplet of liquid may seem inconsequential when viewed in real-time, but slow that down to 7000 frames per second, and each frame becomes a work of art. Jens Heidler of Another Perspective demonstrates with a montage of hypnotic images he shot using a Photron Fastcam Nova S16 high-speed camera.

Dry Out

Dry Out

Water is critical to the survival of almost all living things. This fascinating time-lapse short film by Christian Stangl provides a close-up look at what happens to organics as they run out of moisture. Stangl captured the images using a combination of macro lenses and microscopes. View a selection of stills on Flickr.

SpyraTwo Water Gun

SpyraTwo Water Gun
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Sprya’s claims that its latest water gun is the world’s strongest. It uses an automatic pump that blasts out “water bullets”, instantly soaking your opponents. Its firing range is 30 to 46 feet depending on mode and firing angle, and it comes in blue and red so you can easily identify teammates and enemies.

M&M Macro Photography

M&M Macro Photography

Photography Jens Heidler of Another Perspective uses ordinary objects to create extraordinary images. To make this video, he captured time-lapse macro footage of M&Ms melting in a fish tank. As the sugary shells slowly dissolve, colorful patterns emerge in the candies’ watery grave.

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Le StandUp Transparent Paddleboard

Le StandUp Transparent Paddleboard

Loeva is showing off their design for a standup paddleboard that lets you see through to the water below your feet. It’s made using a crystal clear material for its middle, wrapped in a lightweight carbon frame. Integral LED lighting provides illumination to a depth of up to 15 meters (49 feet) in clear water.

Sky Drop Waterslide

Sky Drop Waterslide

It’s been a while since we’ve been on a waterslide, but this insane looking ride at Belgium’s Plopsaqua De Panne looks like something we’d want to work our way up to. Riders start out in a nearly vertical position, then the floor drops out from under their feet for a speedy descent straight down into the tube.

Overflowing a Bathroom

Overflowing a Bathroom

Have you ever left a sink or tub running to the point where it overflows? Hopefully, you caught it before it did what happens in this video from NRK. In what we can only imagine was the Norwegian equivalent of Mythbusters, they filled the upper level of a bathroom with water to see just how much it would take to make the floor collapse.

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

The Backyard Scientist has a penchant for dangerous, yet impressive experiments. In this clip, he takes to his swimming pool with a contraption that’s designed to blow perfect bubble rings, but instead of just filling them with oxygen, he introduces some propane, so when hit with an electric charge, they explode.

Filling Stretch Armstrong

Filling Stretch Armstrong

The Stretch Armstrong toy was engineered to be stretched as much as possible, though we’re pretty sure they never intended for it to do this. Watch as the guys from The King of Random cut off his head, then pump him with 25 gallons of water. On the second go-round, they removed the sticky goo inside to improve their results.

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Due to the global pandemic, The Slow Mo Guys are still stuck an ocean apart, so today’s clip features a solo experiment conducted by Gav, who has the duo’s high-speed cameras in his possession. Sit back and enjoy some slow-motion footage of molten thermite being poured into an aquarium filled with water.

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