In another example of the remarkable memory retention of animals, this video shows Valentin Gruener, the initial carer of this awesome rescued lion, visit his former charge and get the type of reception we would never have imagined possible. When the lion is released from his cage, he embraces and hugs Gruener like a long […]
[Slightly, briefly NSFW] Ever wondered what your body looks like on the inside? Have you considered what happens to that gulp of pineapple juice when you swallow it, or what your lungs look like when they’re expanding with air? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) functions by mapping the spread of water molecules that exist in different densities in different parts of the body.
Technically this is ‘gelatin cubes dropped onto solid surface High Speed Video 6200 fps’. But to laypeople like us, it’s just about the most captivating thing we’ve seen. Of course, gelatin is a ‘protein produced from collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, and other animal products’ (thanks, Wikipedia). Doesn’t sound good, but damn, […]
Incredible dash cam footage shows the destruction of a tornado as a Russian man tries to flee his house
Don’t mess with Mother Nature! That’s the pretty clear message this fierce tornado seems to be sending this hapless Russian man who pulled out of his garage only to be caught smack bang in the middle of its angry winds. As he tries to turn back to his garage, it’s destroyed in front of his […]
This guy and his Go-Pro got dangerously close to an exploding volcano: what he filmed looked like he’d descended into hell!
Memo: if you’re going to hang around an exploding volcano, be sure to dress appropriately for the occasion. Explorer, documentary maker, and fearless adventurer, George Kourounis, took on the Marum crater in the archipelago of the South Pacific’s Vanuatu, filming the dramatic happenings of an inferno lava lake and getting, in his own words, ‘a window into hell’. [Watch this remarkable video here!]
These two guys take FOREVER to get out of the water even though there’s a huge shark right next to them
This video has to be seen to be believed. The incident took place in Destin, Florida, in the Southern United States. Taken from a high-up vantage point, we are treated to the sight of a couple of rather overweight fellows meandering in the shallow waters on a pristine beach complete with white sands and neatly ordered sun chairs. [Watch this incredible video here. Spoiler: you mightn't ever want to go into the water again!]
A couple had the time/fright of their lives when they want for a sunset kayak outing off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The pair spotted a pod of southern wright whales and were clearly delighted (although the video is in Spanish). Their delight may have soured somewhat when the whales quickly approached, whether angry or curious it’s hard to tell. [watch the video here]
Nowegian Anders Helstrup has captured one of the most astonishing moments in skydiving history – clear footage of a thumping meteor whooshing past him at 300km/hr, all on video. Helstrup jumped from a small plane that had taken off from from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark. [This post first ran on our tech and gadget website, Techly]
By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 12 March 2014
Late last night, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva released her short film entitled First Kiss. It is a project with a simple premise: she invites total strangers into her studio and simply asks them, in their own time, to kiss each other. Beautifully shot, the result is a perfect combination of awkward and heart-warming.
A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!
We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]
This video is really freaking me out. Arturo Castro, who made the video, used an opensource framework to create this application, which digitally substitutes his face in real time. One day, the world will be just like The Running Man.
I was in Metropolis, hanging with my buddy, Dan Rutely, and he’s like, ‘Do you want to see the new video I just finished?, I’m like, ‘yeah, buddy, Dan!’ The video’s a trip that messes with perception of visual reality. I could go into an explanation here, but just interact with it yourself. He’s since […]
This work left me amazed. I originally caught wind of this here. Sandy Noble created these artworks by using a Polargraph, which is a pen attached to a string that is run by two motors. Love it.