Archive for the 'Cool' Category

Lunch Pals

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Nature is like whoah

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Lightning over the Parthenon June 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

37 great hi-res pics of extreme weather from The Big Picture.

Antarctica Time Lapse

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Don’t blink!

Time-lapse video filmed in Antarctica, in and around McMurdo Station and Scott Base. Go to for a better quality version of this clip; Blog is here .

Who Let the (compiled) Dogs Out?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Two Amazing FPV RC Videos

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

First person view [explanation] remote control piloting in Brazil (don’t miss the end!):

and NYC (arrests: none):

This is not a dream

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

[direct link] Real wingsuit flying, gliding through a gorge in Switzerland.

Got Milk?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

[direct link]

Airbus 380 cockpit zooming panorama

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

360 degrees:

Surfing in Munich

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Nice! Images and narration of Munich’s unlikely surf scene.

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Color Aftereffect

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Fantastic example of this optic phenomenon here. Stare at the small black dot in the middle for 30 seconds, then mouse-over the image, and though the new image is black and white, you will see it in completely convincing color. A different sort of example and explanation at omnivision.

31 Ways To Lace Shoes

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

complete with diagrams.

Cool or creepy?

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Climbing robot:

“RiSE is a small six-legged robot that climbs vertical terrain such as walls, trees and fences.”

Flight Site’s Top Sights

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The most popular photos of all time from the database of nearly a million aviation photos, like this one (click for larger view):


See also, most popular images from the: last 365 days | last 180 days | last 30 days | last 7 days | last 48 hours | last 24 hours. Or have a look at the Editors’ Choice of best photos.

The amazing one-dollar DIY village FM radio station

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

From the BBC, in Vaishali, Bihar: “It may well be the only village FM radio station on the Asian sub-continent. It is certainly illegal. The transmission equipment, costing just over $1, may be the cheapest in the world. But the local people definitely love it.”

Electronic Graffiti

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Fun with magnetic paint and LED display electronics. “LED Throwies” and “the Electro-Graf” at the Graffiti Research Lab, with video. See also, throwie how-to / electro-graf how-to.

Truly amazing I/O Brush

Monday, February 27th, 2006

From MIT Media Lab, “I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them”. Article here. Direct link to video here.

These arms… are longing to hold you…

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Wow! Click the play button below, then read this news article about a giant octopus attacking a mini sub while waiting for the video to load.

This can be a little too mesmerizing

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Watch the the news headlines from around the world as they appear, in graphical format. Clicking the title balloon takes you to the story.

Geographical Relationship Browser

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The WINDS relation browser is a nice Flash project that gives a visual interface to connections between countries and continents. Blue lines show borders, green lines indicate continent, and grey lines show the language connections. Click any country in the middle of the hub to get more information on that country. (Choose your destination in the top bar, to the right)

Folk Songs for the Five Points

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Folk Songs for the Five Points is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New York’s Lower East Side. The SoundMap features a visual representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots. Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place. To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot. The sample will then automatically start playing. Underneath the map is a control panel – with controls to independently control up to 5 selected sounds.

Grow your own Film Poster

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Create fun customized movie posters from your digital photographs at flagrant disregard (example inside). Many more fun imaging toys here.

Fiat Lux

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Armed only with a few mirrored spheres and a digital camera, Paul Debevec set out to make a film like no other…

Gorgeous computer animation set in St. Peter’s Basilica. New Scientist article. Fiat Lux main site.


Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Water Balloon Bounce. Also see a woman age, and nine more pages of time-lapse/time-speed animations.

The Kittays can JUMP!

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

The Kittays can JUMP!” href=”″>Fun with flying felines..

Cri-Cri plane

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Link: Cri-Cri plane, the world smallest twin engine aircraft. Information page here and videos here.


Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Link: EagleCam: click through to “MiniCam in Action”.


Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Link: Shapelock. “Ultra-High Molecular Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic. Similar to nylon and polypropylene in toughness., except it’s easy to work with and shape.”

How to make a Coin Ring

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Link: How to make a Coin Ring.