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Bouncing a Drop of Water on Water

Here’s a nifty party trick, courtesy of physics: how to bounce droplets of water on the surface of water. Physics Buzz Blog explains: Typically, when a droplet of water plunges into a pool of water, it [...]

Robot Always Wins at Rock, Paper, Scissors Because It Cheats

(Video Link) Whether it’s stabbing meat or punching humans, robots play to win. And thanks to human collaborators at the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory, robots will always prevail at games of rock, paper, scissors. It has a high speed camera that sees the shape that the human competitor’s hand is forming and plays a winning move one [...]

Link Latte 182

#182 – Week of June 16, 2012 Welcome to Life: All Too Scary Scenario – [fantastic video] Most Detailed Urban Graffiti / Murals – [art, click next] Great Article: Lost Libraries – [pics, info] Known Universe: Staggering Scale Video – [wow video] Moving Optical Illusions by Takahiro Kurashima, more – [videos, art] Unbelievable Tube Made From VHS Magnetic Tape – [wow [...]

The Late Movies: Painting Sound

Tonight’s “Late Movies” is a mix of photos and videos, all of which owe their existence, in large part, to sounds. Watch this, and then I’ll explain a bit: Canon Pixma Sound Sculptures from Dentsu London on Vimeo. Short but very cool, no? The question is, how’d they do it? What is that? From NPR’s Picture Show [...]

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

If someone handed you a camera that would record at 2,564 frames a second, you’d probably stay up all night and play with it, like videographer Tom Guilmette did. Violating the laws of nature. Playing God. Capturing stuff we are not suppose to see. Potentially opening up a wormhole in the fabric of time. These are a [...]

Bath Station

(YouTube link) Gliding through the Bath train station on a Saturday morning with a high-speed camera pointed out the window, capturing everything in detail. No plot, little action, and sadly, no music, but this video is oddly fascinating. -via b3ta