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This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease

For smartphones users, keeping the touchscreen clean and free of fingerprints, debris, grease, and smears of inexplicable origin is one of the hardest battles. As a glasses-wearer with an iPhone, I always feel like I’m looking at everything on my screen through a hazy dual-film. It’s kind of gross, when you really think about it. Gross or not, all of …

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Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS

NASA’s original video of the Curiosity rover’s descent was amazing, fascinating, incredible, awe-inspiring, and worthy of every other superlative you can think of. But the video was on rendered at 4 FPS. Last month, one YouTube user uploaded an amazing 25 FPS version of the video using interpolation. Now, another guy has upped the ante. Using “true motion-flow interpolation,” Bard …

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This Is Probably the Most Amazing K’NEX Machine You’ve Ever Seen

So, what have you done with the last eight months of your life? Whatever it is, it’s unlikely that it’s more impressive than what this guy’s done, in terms of sheer dedication. Anyone who’s ever built any working machine or spent their childhood playing with K’Nex will be filled with utter delight after watching this video, which showcases one of …

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Have You Seen IMDb’s 404 Error Pages?

Blast! You’ve requested a URL that doesn’t exist! On many sites, the only thing you’re likely to get from that is a giant 404 message and a frustration headache. But you’ve gotta love it when a website takes the time to makes their 404 error page enjoyable. Everything about the IMDb is wonderful. The features, the trivia, the ability to …

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These Animated Optical Illusions Are Your “Oh, No Way” Moment of the Day

God, I love optical illusions – the mind-screwier the better. Anything that can trick me into seeing something out of the ordinary is a-OK in my book. If you feel the same way, these animated illusions are right up your alley. No, you are not being deceived. What you’re about to see is created by the simple action of dragging …

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Ms. Pac-Man Goes 3D with This Immersive Gaming Experience

Growing up in the last couple of decades, it’s a safe assumption that you’ve played Ms. Pac-Man at some point in your life. But I bet you’ve never played it like this. In a feat of immersive gaming, some true visionaries built and displayed a 3D version of the game that surrounds the player on both sides and on the …

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Four-Armed Robot Channels Tommy Ramone, Rocks Out on Blitzkrieg Bop

It’s refreshing to see a robot in action and have no immediate fears of a hostile, violent takeover. While scientists and engineers are out there slowly contributing to the inevitable demise of the human race with their thinking, learning, morphing, super-strength robots, this one just wants to rock. And rock it does. It uses all four of its arms to …

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Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth

The current Curiosity rover mission to Mars just keeps getting cooler by the day, as NASA continues to release new images from the rover’s main cameras. Looking at the surface of Mars is awe-inspiring in its own right, but now there is an audio message from the rover that amounts to the first recorded human voice ever received from another …

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The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover

Last week, NASA finally released the full-res video of the Curiosity rover descent – and it was incredible. Watching the nearly one-ton machine parachute down to the Martian surface is awe-inspiring at 4 frames per second, albeit a bit choppy. This guy decided that it needed to be improved to around 25 frames per second. So he did, and he …

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Mashup Pays Tribute to Bill Ghostbustin’-ass Murray

This isn’t the first Bill Murray mashup to hit the internet, and it won’t be the last. Why is it important, then? Because Bill Murray needs as many tributes as the internet will allow, that’s why. This tribute to the man, the myth, the legend come courtesy of Eclectic Method. Its shining moment comes in the mashup of Jim Jarmusch’s …

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Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995

The internet is our telephone, our TV, shopping center, and workplace – this is all true. And a 1995 Public Service Announcement featuring a class of 5th-graders accurately predicted these things about the internet – back in 1995. The PSA comes courtesy of students at Ray Bjork elementary school in Helena, Montana. “All the Internet possibilities mentioned in the script …

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This Amazing Time-Lapse Takes Us Through 30 Days and 30 Nights in New Zealand

Many of my travel-savvy friends have told me that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Having never been myself, I can only take their word on it. But the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming film The Hobbit were all filmed there makes me think I should visit as soon …

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