New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective… » 1/20/15 11:00pm 1/20/15 11:00pm

Movie filmed to look like a first person shooter game looks incredible

Here's an action scene from a movie called Hardcore that's filmed completely from one character's point of view so it looks exactly like a first person shooter video game. In fact, it's so good, it's as if those FPS video games like Call of Duty all of a sudden came to life. Watch it. » 11/04/14 7:00am 11/04/14 7:00am

Jet skiing through a canyon looks a lot like podracing in Star Wars

This GoPro video shows Christian Yellott zipping through the incredible narrow canyons of Lake Powell but if I squint a little bit, I can convince myself that I'm watching kid Anakin podracing in Tatooine. Either way, it's pretty awesome. » 8/26/14 8:53pm 8/26/14 8:53pm

Calvin & Hobbes' creator has been secretly drawing this comic strip!

Holy crap! Calvin & Hobbes' creator Bill Watterson has been secretly drawing a comic strip! Nobody knew it except Stephan Pastis, the author of Pearls Before Swine. You're looking at his artwork right above these lines—the first two panels are drawn by the legendary cartoonist, the third by Pastis. » 6/07/14 11:30am 6/07/14 11:30am

100 Days Of The Same Dance, All At Once

For more than 100 days, YouTuber Project One Life performed the same dance routine in his bedroom. Then he spliced all of the footage together into a two minute video. The result is downright inspirational. » 5/04/14 11:00am 5/04/14 11:00am

Incredible new video of Felix Baumgartner's space jump

You've seen Felix Baumgartner's harrowing jump from 128,1000 feet above Earth's surface, but you haven't seen it like this. This new exhilarating video shows you what it was like from Felix's point of view with perfect clarity. » 1/31/14 5:50pm 1/31/14 5:50pm

You'll want to go to China after watching this time-lapse video

59 photographers in 49 cities, more than 200,000 photos, and one really awesome country: China. After you watch this incredible time-lapse, you will want to go to China and backpack for three months. » 11/07/13 5:31am 11/07/13 5:31am

This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

Are these insane photos real or just images from movies and games?

War photographs aren't grainy or blurry or dark anymore. Now they are so crispy, clean and dramatic that my brain has problems admitting they are real. Or are they? This collection of awesome combat images are a good example of that. They feel like perfect special effects shots taken out of sci-fi movies or video… » 10/25/13 5:24pm 10/25/13 5:24pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger Re-Records His Most Famous Lines for Fans

Yesterday in a Reddit AMA, Col. Matrix took requests to repeat his most iconic lines of the past three decades. Among them: Predator (above), Conan the Barbarian (but not the prayer to Crom) Kindergarten Cop and, of course, The Terminator. How in the hell did nothing from Commando make it? » 10/19/13 9:00pm 10/19/13 9:00pm

Amazing LEGO Ninja Fight Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again

What goes on inside the head of a child playing with a couple of LEGO ninja? Stop-motion animator supreme Counter656 gives us a thrilling peek. » 10/07/13 11:30am 10/07/13 11:30am

Attack on Titan's Awesome Intro, Redone As A Rad Metal Song

Now, the opening to Attack on Titan is already fantastic—but that doesn't mean I can't get behind 331Erock shredding out a metal version of the song. » 8/29/13 8:00pm 8/29/13 8:00pm

This Awesome Mech Used To Be Just A Normal, Everyday Truck

Looking at pictures of ProgV's mech, you can see some obvious hints here and there of its former life as a car—the headlights, for example. What's less subtle is it's awesomeness. » 7/30/13 1:30pm 7/30/13 1:30pm

A Hacked Portal Gun Replica 'Levitates' a Companion Cube

Hack A Day is a fount of awesome mods and game themed creations, featured here frequently, and this portal gun which "levitates" a companion cube is one of the best conversation pieces they've come up with yet. » 10/11/12 5:30pm 10/11/12 5:30pm

You'll Wish It Was Winter Already After You See This Snowspeeder Sled…

Why no one built this until now, 32 years after The Empire Strikes Back, I don't know. But this enterprising builder, "fortyozjuicebox," assembled a compact, cardboard version of a Snowspeeder and, at the :40 mark of that video above, races it downhill at a sledding derby. » 9/02/12 6:30pm 9/02/12 6:30pm

Game of Thrones' Jaime Lannister and Eddard Stark Fight With Lightsabers

YouTube user Joel935M was fooling around with rotoscoping in After Effects and picked a duel from Game of Thrones as a test case. A hundred thousand views later, he's beset by demands to rotoscope other fight scenes from the show. » 7/07/12 2:00pm 7/07/12 2:00pm

The Amazing Hair Salon That Doubles as a Retro Game Store

Bobby Ågren runs a store in Copenhagen, Denmark called Ruben & Bobby. It's a hair salon. Oh, and it also sells old video game systems, old video games and old toys. Making it a hair salon/game store/cultural museum. » 4/24/12 12:00am 4/24/12 12:00am

This Reenactment Won't Win Any Awards, but Neither Did Street Fighter

Bravo to 1Up for getting Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter series, to reenact this gem from M. Bison's hilariously awful dialogue in 1994's Street Fighter: The Movie. He dropped by their offices last week to talk Street Fighter X Tekken. » 1/29/12 6:00pm 1/29/12 6:00pm

You've Never Heard A Game Boy Make Music Like This Before

Nintendo's Game Boy is the instrument of choice for some musicians, due to its charming chiptune sound and the prominence Little Sound Dj. But artist Sebastian Bender has taken a different approach to using the 8-bit handheld as musical maker. » 4/08/11 6:40pm 4/08/11 6:40pm

Exploding Barrels Have Their Revenge, Angry Birds Style

Fed up with his shitty flip phone's inability to play a game of Angry Birds, one man turns to the most incendiary of video game cliches, the exploding barrel, to scratch his itch for destruction. This is the game of Angry Barrels. » 4/08/11 3:20pm 4/08/11 3:20pm