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What do you get when you combine the latest advancements in robot technology with a mohawk and musical instruments? The band Compressorhead.
This is pretty epic. Note the glowing red eyes of the bassist and the headbanging of the drummer -- who, by the way, has four arms. I can't wait for these robots to go on tour. My only question is: would you cheer for them? It's not like they can hear you. via YouTube
Growing up, I used to sit at the end of the runway by my local airport with my Dad and watch the planes come in. After 9/11, simply stopping by the fence is enough to get security in a tizzy, but here you can get all your childhood flights in 30 seconds.
Watch all the airplanes that landed at San Diego's airport for a whole day, but in one video. The clever thing is, rather than going with a simple time lapse, the videographers overlayed all the airplanes at regular speed. The shot is not only surreal but beautifully executed. I chuckled when that little plane caught up at the end. via iO9
The digital revolution has changed much of human society, but nowhere has it been more noticeable than the delivery of news.
Social media sites like YouTube and Twitter have changed how news is gathered and presented to the public. We don't have to wait until the evening to get the day's news it's a "constant flow." This video features big names in the journalism Twitterverse, explaining why Twitter has made such an impact. via Devour
Robots. Swarming robots. Swarming robots that communicate with flying robots. All in a lifetime's work for these researchers in Belgium and Spain, who have create flying robots who can direct a robot swarm from above. It's always good to have someone who can see the forest for the trees, don't you think?
This isn't very high tech, but it's amazing nonetheless. Learn how to, step by step, make a golfball-sized fireball that you can toss around in your hands. Impress your friends! Don't burn the house down! Seriously -- don't burn the house down.
This isn't very high tech, but it's amazing nonetheless. Learn how to, step-by-step, make a golfball-sized fireball that you can toss around in your hands. Impress your friends! Don't burn the house down! Seriously -- don't burn the house down.
Superheroes like Iron Man make their way to being super through technology, and now we have some of those powers today.
This video shows two people battling it out using electricity. They're throwing lightning bolts at each other while doused in red and blue lights. The whole choreographed show took place on the streets of Belfast, Ireland and though the fun starts at about 1:40, these guys are workin' it the whole time.
Tesla coils at high amperage allow electrical current to jump through the air through conductive material. Human bodies DO conduct electricity but these performers are wearing special suits to protect their fragile human forms.
If only science gladiators could battle it out like this...via dVice
You may have heard of 3-D printing, but do you know how it works?
Here, the BBC explores how industrial 3-D printers can go from a nylon plastic powder to any conceivable shape.
3-D printing could revolutionize almost any industry. If the technology is taken to a ridiculously science fiction-like conclusion, you could print everything from a pizza to a new car. And there are people working on both.
At this factory in the United Kingdom, engineers are going to try to produce a bicycle in one go. They're not talking about producing each part and then assembling it; they want to take it out of the machine ready to ride. See what happens... via YouTube
Levitation is a hot topic, from maglev trains to quantum trapping. YouTube and DiscoveryNews are full of stories on levitating various objects. In this case, scientists are levitating a giant metal plate.
The video isn't actually about levitation, but instead about the creation of the electromagnet as a means of induction. Not only does the plate here float, but creates heat and light as well! The ideas are wonderfully simple, and seemingly magical. You gotta-see this. via The Verge
Results of art and engineering coming together are often sights to see, but in this case you've already seen the sight, only smaller.
Artist and science nerd Mark Perez created a larger-than-life Mouse Trap game. The Rube Goldberg board game is familiar to most American families and has been around since the late 1960s, but Perez turned it into a spectacle for the annual DIY Maker Faire.
The piece takes days to set up, took fifteen years to build and requires a whole truck to move. All so in the end, we can see a two-ton bank safe crush a car. When asked why he created it Perez responded, "For you!" via CNN