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Travel a span of 160 years, from the world’s first dinosaur exhibition, based on the scientific findings of 1854, to a multi-million dollar exhibition that aims to be the most scientifically accurate representation of dinosaurs ever.

In this clip from BBC Earth, Dr Alice Roberts visits Dinosaur Court at London’s Crystal Palace and then talks with Luis Chiappe, curator and director of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. He and his team are preparing a dinosaur exhibition that will not only showcase the facts that we know about dinosaurs, but will explain why we know them.

Watch more from the BBC and more videos about dinosaurs.

Mission 26 The Big Endeavour, a time lapse video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's journey through the streets of Los Angeles, from LAX to its new home at the California Science Center. The video was created by Matthew Givot and his team of six time-lapse specialists.

The California Science Center created a map of the route that took four days and four nights to complete. Total distance: 11.72 miles.

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How cool would it be if your hot wheels cars were life-sized and could drive on massive looped tracks?! At the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday June 30th, Team Hot Wheels professional drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy made hot wheels come to life by driving two specially-designed, 3000lb cars through a six-story (66-foot tall) double vertical loop. At the needed 48-52mph, they each experienced up to 7gs of acceleration. Then they both make jumps!  

Not only did their team use an understanding of physics and engineering to do the stunt successfully and safely, but they set a Guinness World Record. Do not miss Tanner’s interview about jump testing and absolutely watch the behind-the-scenes ESPN Sports Science video that explains exactly how they did it!

h/t Devour

From the archives: a 2,000 foot long hot wheels track!

Over 40,000 rockets blasting off from the wall of the Geffen Contemporary.

On Saturday April 7, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; a site-specific work created for MOCA. This edit was made to be viewed in our galleries as part of Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation.

via Vimeo.

Previously from Cai Guo-Qiang: Daytime Fireworks.