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Watch Snowflakes Form Right Before Your Eyes In This Enchanting Time-Lapse Video

If you went to elementary school in the United States, it’s pretty likely that you made a paper cut-out snowflake at some point. As a kid, these elaborate craft projects didn’t really seem to resemble real snowflakes – until you actually see a real snowflake up close, that is. To the naked eye they may look like little puffs of white powder, but snowflakes actually have very complex and intricate crystalline patterns, a result of the way in which they are formed. As cold

Self-Made Chinese Millionaire Reportedly Builds Free Flats For His Hometown (Video)

The residents of one small village in China just got a major lifestyle upgrade. According to the Daily Mail… “A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up – and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.” Xiong Shuihua, the 54-year-old philanthropist behind the project, did not have a lot of money growing up. Xiong says that when he was young the residents of his community were always very supportive of him and his

The “Brockettship” – The World’s First Circular Keyboard (Video)

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Boston-based PianoArc prides itself on its innovative and creative keyboard designs. The “Brockettship” is the world’s first “circular keyboard controller”, according to its designers. This reinvented version of the piano offers more keys and freedom of play. According to PianoArc… “The “Brockettship” [was] used by Brockett Parsons on the Lady Gaga Born This Way 2012-2013 tour. We strive to re-imagine the world of keyboard performance and deliver ground breaking, performance grade keyboard creations.”   The PinaoArc team consists of innovative technicians,

Find Out How This Bear Was Caught In This Viral Photo (Video)

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Last month, an incredible photograph of a bear examining and seemingly using a tripod-mounted camera in southeastern British Columbia went viral. For a wildlife photographer, whose goal is to capture animals up close and personal, an epic shot like this can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. But how exactly was a photograph like this taken? Especially when the bear appears to be in charge of the camera? Well, earlier this month wildlife photographers Dianne Ethier, Heidi Henke, and Jim Lawrence (the

Snorkeling Couple Takes Us Underwater to Swim With Humpback Whales (GoPro Video)

Ever wonder what it would be like to snorkel up close and personal with a humpback whale? Well, snorkelers Cecil and Mallory Johnson recently teamed up with GoPro to do just that. Humpback whales often live near coastlines and feed mainly on plankton, krill (a small crustacean closely related to shrimp) and small fish. An average-sized humpback consumes anywhere from 2,000-3,000 pounds of food per day during feeding season! Humpbacks are also known for their incredible ability to produce “whale calls”, sequences of moans, cries and

New Algorithm Adds Sound to Silent Video By Observing the Tiny Vibrations of Objects (Video)

Researchers at MIT (in conjunction with Microsoft and Adobe) have created an algorithm with a truly impressive function: adding sound to audio-less videos. The algorithm has the ability to observe and analyze countless tiny micro-vibrations and then determine what type of sound must have made them. These vibrations are almost imperceptible – as small as one thousandth of a pixel in some cases. Abe Davis, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, is first author on a new paper discussing

Watch As A Wall of Snow Hits Buffalo, NY (Time-Lapse Videos)

Tuesday morning was the coldest November morning in the United States since 1976, with more than 85% of the surface area of the contiguous 48 states experiencing below-freezing temperatures. According to Dr. Ryan Maue at WeatherBell models… “ Compared to normal, temperatures over the past several days have dropped off a cliff—to 10°C below climate normal—more anomalous than even during the Polar Vortex of early January 2014. November is shaping up to be a colder-than-normal month by a lot.” According to

This Cool Video Shows You All ~600,000 Asteroids Discovered In Our Solar System Since 1980

Scott Manley is a self-described “astronomer, hacker, gamer, DJ” from Scotland. He is also an avid YouTuber. A few years back, Manley created an awesome visualization showing the discovery of new asteroids in our solar system since the year 1980. Originally posted back in 2010, Manley updated the video this past June to include all of the approximately 600,000 asteroids that have been found over the past 34 years. Check it out! Even compared to Mercury (the smallest planet in our solar system),

The Bike Path Version Of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night (Video)

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Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch artist and innovator. According to his website, Daan… “…is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. ”   His most recent masterpiece is a kilometer-long bike path in Barbant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised. At night, the path lights up with patterns based on Van Gogh’s world famous “Starry Night” painting, with the help of glow-in-the-dark technology and LED lights. According to Dezeen,

This GIF Shows The Inside of the Human Body, From Head to Toe (GIF and Video)

Back in the early 90s, scientists from the U.S. National Library of Medicine came up with a bold idea: imaging the entire human body, from top to bottom, in cross-sectional segments only a millimeter thick. They called the endeavor The Visible Human Project. Two cadavers, one male and one female, were encased in gelatin and then frozen into ice blocks, at frigid temperature of -160 degrees Fahrenheit (-71 degrees Celsius). Then, a sophisticated cryogenic microtome (basically a very finely-tuned deli slicer in a

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