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The Fungi in Your Future: Mushroom leather, furniture, and more

Mushrooms come in a wide variety of species, they recycle dead plants which helps to create nutrient soil, and they can be turned into food, furniture, packaging, leather, and more. Enter MycoWorks, a team of engineer...

Portrait of Innovation: James Conway Farley

Born to enslaved parents in Prince Edward County, Virginia on August 10, 1854, James Conway Farley became the country's first prominent African American photographer, winning awards for his work, as well as enduring t...

How a Space Suit Works – with Helen Sharman

Chemist Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut in space, and as a part of Project Juno in 1991, was the first woman to visit the Mir space station. In the video above, Sharman gives us a mini-tour of the space ...

The Dresser – Joseph Herscher

An alarm clock goes off. Dropping it in a glass of water will silence the alarm. The weight of the glass also triggers a machine which helps the user get dressed... Shirt, pants, vest, socks, shoes... and don't fo...

Samantha Bryan’s handmade fairies & flying contraptions

In a world influenced by Victorian-styled flying contraptions and gadgetry, these little handmade fairies appear to have adventures worthy of a stop motion film. Mixed media sculptor Samantha Bryan of West Yorkshire, ...

Combat demonstrations in fifteenth century suits of armor

From Le Figaro, Le combat en armure au XVe siècle, in which two people demonstrate what it was like to battle in 15th century suits of armor. The combat was staged with reproductions for Le Musée National du Moyen-Âge...

Pants – Mysteries of Vernacular

Where does the word 'pants' come from? The journey of this word throughout history begins with the 4th Century Roman Saint Pantaleon and is now used to refer to any clothing with two separate tubes that are meant to c...

How Denim Jeans Are Made

Everyone has a pair or two... or a few more than that. Around 450 million pairs are sold every year, and yet their origins might not be well-known. From a humble start as sturdy work pants, to today's cotton farms, to...

Sci Code: Don’t Wash Your Jeans

SCI CODE's Coma Niddy (Mike Wilson) explains why you don't need to wash your jeans.

Jule Waibel’s 25 dresses for 25 cities

The geometry of folding meets fashion in this video for German designer Jule Waibel and her collection of 25 paper dresses. Folded from huge sheets of colorfully designed paper, they were dis...

NPR’s Planet Money: What does it take to make a t-shirt?

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

How to make LED sneakers – Adafruit Wearables

How to make LED sneakers by Adafruit's Becky Stern. There are more DIY videos in the archives.

Les Talons Rouges (The Red Heels)

Les Talons Rouges (The Red Heels), a student film directed and animated by Olesya Shchukina. Related watching: Her Shoes, and two videos about cats jumping: gravity defying cat and do cats always la...

How to Tie a Bow Tie

A lesson in tradition taught in a less traditional way, How to Tie a Bow Tie taught with stop-motion… by a bow tie.  Related: more clothes videos + and other tutorials. via This N That and Some Shir...

Turning plastic bottles into football jerseys

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/...

The Impact of One Cotton T-Shirt

In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic just released a video explaining the impact of a cotton t-shirt: how much water it takes to make just one, how much energy it takes to grow, manufactu...

David Letterman’s Late Night Suits of Physics

This late night talk show video suggestion from a dad and his five year old takes us back to 1984, an era when David Letterman wore suits that got us grinning and wondering, "WHAT is going to happen this time?" Each s...

Her Shoes – Everynone

This short video called “Her Shoes" is by Katina Hubbard and Daniel Mercadante, founder of Everynone (work previously featured, via Radiolab). The music is by Lullatone, who we love and have also previously featured. ...

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