Marvel sure is playing it’s cinematic universe with an excellent style. A few months ago, I wouldn’t have cared about Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, I am looking forward for the movie.
Plastic bottles and containers are ubiquitous, soda bottles, water bottles, jars for edibles, and several other uses. The interesting thing is, most of them start life as a tube, which is then molded into various shapes. The image above shows what an average liter bottle of soda looks like, before it is molded into shape. Of course, it could be molded into several shapes, and several other bottles. The molding process is immensely fascinating as well. Watch the videos after the jump to see how these strangely shaped thingies get expanded into soda/water bottles, and the shapes we easily recognize.
Crowds at the Billboard Music Awards got to see Michael Jackson perform his famed moonwalk. This isn’t the first time a famous artist has been brought to the stage posthumously, but it sure is quite an interesting concept to see. The holographic Michael showed up to coincide with the launch of his Xscape album. Hit ahead for the video.
We’re just surprised a Mario – Game of Thrones mashup took this long. Well, it’s finally here. The opening credits of Game of Thrones played in Mario music style, and displayed on the game map.
These are kinda, sorta true facts about the octopus. They are definitely hilarious though.
Frozen really was a horror movie. You just weren’t paying attention.
Checkout this array of 2,500 flames that dance to the beats of music. Pyro Board by Veritasium is a look into the effects of sound waves traveling through flammable gas. All we see is a curious, eye catching mix of dancing flames, which we guess is just as well as anything else.
As you can see here, micro robots can do very interesting and impressive maneuvers. Taking a leaf out of ant colonies, where ants are mostly specialized in a particular jobs, the micro robots can be programmed to handle some specific job as well. Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) use magnets to move under a circuit board, and can be pre-programmed to follow a certain path and do specific jobs, even while navigating the terrain of the surface.
When it comes to detailed animation, we expect it to occupy a good amount of storage. Generally speaking, that rule holds true for most circumstances, and so it is quite a pleasant surprise to realize someone made an animation as detailed as this, using only a fraction of storage that would be expected; or to be exact, it only requires an extremely low 64 kilobytes.
What’s so special about a parrot saying “what the f*ck”?
The gusto he says it with.