Cool Stuff

Space Oddity

International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield recently handed over command of the station to Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov.  Before he left, however, he released an updated version of David Bowie’s song Space Oddity.  Variety.com has a nice write up on it.  Very cool indeed.

Curiosity

I got my geek on in a big way tonight.  At 10:31pm PDT, the United States landed a one ton, car sized rover on the surface of Mars.  The mission is the Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL.  The actual rover is named Curiosity.  I sat out on my patio with a campfire at my side […]

Walking On Air: Video From Space

This video was shot from the International Space Station.  Absolutely stunning, is how I would describe it!  Do yourself a favor and crank up the HD and go full screen.

Carrier Operations in HD

This is a pretty cool video showing FA18 carrier operations aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson.  It’s in HD, so crank up the resolution and watch it full screen.

Star Wars Uncut

I heard about Star Wars Uncut while listening to a podcast that I subscribe to.  Rather than trying to describe it myself, I’ve included the description from the project people themselves: In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a […]

I Feel A Tad Insignificant

This video will make you feel small.  It’s a simulation of the known universe starting from the surface of the Earth and traveling outward to the cosmic horizon.  This video is available in HD so do yourself a favor and kick the resolution up to 720p and watch it full screen.

Upside Down Ice Fishing

This is pretty cool.  These guys are actually walking on the underside of the ice.

Advanced Fingerpainting

This guy is amazing.  It just goes to show you, somewhere there is a person that has mastered every skill imaginable.

It’s All For Science

Today I’ve got a few science related videos that I found pretty cool. The first is all about quantum levitation.  Don’t ask me to explain it, just prepare to say wow! The second is a bit more … shall we say, simplistic.  It wouldn’t take someone with a PhD. to conduct this one:  A few […]

It’s Fake!

The following is a fascinating special effects montage of before/after or after/before scenes from movies and commercials.