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Korea Aerospace Research Institute: Human-Powered Aircraft

How would you design a human-powered aircraft? Watch these teams compete to keep their pedal-powered vehicles aloft in an annual, crash-filled contest held at South Korea's Goheung Airlines Center. This 2013 video was...

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

When a peacock spider dances, how do we know that it's a really, really good dancer? From their colorful, iridescent body displays, to their wide variety of dance moves, to the different rhythms that they "sing" while...

Underwater time lapse can show the secret life of a coral reef

For the last five years, Dr. Pim Bongaerts of University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute has been documenting the lives of corals through time lapse photography. It all happens t...

Bunny Jumping Competition

Who knew that bunny show-jumping was a thing? This 2012 Vice report from the Rabbit Grand National in Harrogate in Yorkshire, England is full of ear-flopping, high-jumping excellence.

Fencing 101

The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians with 2012 Olympian Race Imboden and 2013 Individual Foil World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson. Watch more sports videos,

DARPA Robotics Challenge 2013: A Woodstock for Robots

From The New York Times, here’s a summary report from DARPA’s Robotics Challenge 2013. The competition is made of eight trials that include climbing ladders, walking across rough terrain, and clearing debr...

Chameleon colors predict who will win a fight

If you’re a chameleon, camouflage isn’t always what you want to do with your color-changing abilities. Sometimes you want to stand out and look as bright and as threatening as possi...

NASA’s Valkyrie

Need a battery-powered, modular, humanoid robot with strong legs and an amazing array of built-in cameras to help set up habitation on Mars for pioneering astronauts? NASA's got you covered. Meet Valkyrie. "The spa...

Midget Motor Mania!

Midget Motor Mania! With some history from Jalopy Journal:  Great pre-war tether car footage brought to you via Newsreel (as shown at the front of movies in the theater) from October of 1940. At this fairly early...

Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter: AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight

 So seeing one of the featured teams finally win the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Sikorsky Prize, after the competition first began in 1980 — 33 years ago — is pretty exciting s...

Sumo Wrestling

To be the winner of a sumo bout, you have forced your opponent to either step out of the ring or touch the ground with some part of their body that is not the bottom of their feet. From Nation...

British Pathé: Flying Bicycle (1962)

Travel back to Southampton University, England in 1962 as students compete with the Flying Bicycle Airplane vehicle that they spent months building. Bonus: old-timey narration. Watch more videos about flying in the a...

2013 Japan National Yo-Yo Champion Akitoshi Tokubuchi

Akitoshi Tokubuchi is the 2013 Japan National Yo-Yo Champion and his winning routine makes it clear as to why. YoyoRecreation’s Akitoshi Tokubuchi, who was the first runner-up last year, st...

World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition Tong Making Class

Watch what it takes to make a pair of hot fitting tongs — used in horseshoeing — in the limit of 45 minutes at the 2011 World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition. via Vir...

Top Secret Drum Corps – Edinburgh Military Tattoo (2012)

Top Secret Drum Corps is a precision drum corps based in Basel, Switzerland. With 25 drummers and colorguard members, the corps became famous for its demanding six-minute routine performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo in...

Windless kite flying

Has the kid seen windless kite flying? Member of Team iQuad and recognized as one of the top Rev pilots in the world, Spencer Watson flew this winning indoor kite competition performance at the 2013 Windless Kite ...

French magic champion Yann Frisch

This is French “magic” champion Yann Frisch. Yann started juggling and practicing slight of hand at 10 years old and joined a circus school at the age of 17. He now is well-known f...

Japanese Juggling Festival 2012: Yanazo’s winning performance

The 2012 Japanese Juggling Festival was held in Tokyo in early October, where contact juggler Yanazo wowed the audience with his incredible balance and speed control of just one ball for half the performance. And the...

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