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Reading Rainbow: How Trash Is Recycled

Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton takes us into the incredible lifecycle of our reusable trash in How Trash Is Recycled. Bonus: massive sorting machines!

Let It Go performed with wine glasses, pots and pans

This cover is the bridge between a popular animated film (that you may have heard of) and music made with “instruments” found in the kitchen – one of our favorite DIY activities. Th...

Reversing Arrow Illusion

We just tried this super easy Reversing Arrow Illusion, and it is, in fact, super easy. Draw two left-pointing arrows on a piece of paper and then put a clear, empty glass between you and thos...

Match burning in slow motion

What’s happening when a match is lit? From Answers.com:  Matches contain sulfur, glass powder, and an oxidizing agent as the components in the match head. When you strike a match, the ...

Glass through Glass by Alexander Chen

Some of our favorite instruments are made from things around the house and the sound of water in drinking glasses is a great example. Glass through Glass is a composition by Google Creative Director Alexander Chen, wh...

The Giant Magellan Telescope

In the year 2020, seven of the largest mirrors on Earth — 20 tons each — will come together in a 22-story, rotating building located in the southern Atacama Desert of Chile. They will form the Giant Magell...

Unwoven Light

Artist Soo Sunny Park's Unwoven Light, filmed by Walley Films. Seeing a Styrofoam cup stuck on a fence one day got Park thinking about the chain link’s properties of being both rigid and porous, of actin...

How to build a solar oven

From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black pot, and a few hours. If you’re cooking outside or don’t have an oven, solar ...

Glas, Bert Haanstra‘s Oscar winning documentary short film (1959)

A jazzy score, handmade craftsmanship, factories, machines, the 1950s, and glass; director Bert Haanstra's 1959 Oscar winning documentary short, Glas, is the perfect combination of so many fa...

Tour a state-of-the-art glass factory

In February 2012, this O-I BJC state-of-the-art glass factory opened in Vietnam, just 60 kilometres south east of Ho Chi Minh City. Filmmaker Peter Scheid created a How It’s Made traile...

iPhone Marimba Remix

Perhaps you’ve heard the iPhone marimba ring many times, but have you heard it like this? iPhone Marimba Remix by France’s KIZ Musique. via UFunk.net. In the archives, two must-see vids: Reggie Watts an...

Smith Journal: Bottled History

Ships in bottles. Storytelling. Bottled History. We loved this one:  Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there ...

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on a Glass Harp

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on a glass harp — crystal glasses filled with different amounts of water — played beautifully by a street musician in Prague. You can see and hear more of his work here an...

Corning Museum of Glass: remaking an ancient glass fish

In a first from March 2011, Bill Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass attempts to make a copy of one of the fish-shaped glass pieces displayed in The British Museum's 2011 Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Anc...

A horse sculpted from hot molten glass in less than 90 seconds

This Italian glass blower sculpts a horse from hot molten glass in less than 90 seconds.  Thanks, @mamagotcha.

Playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp

Two years ago, Dutch artists Lernert & Sander filmed a short for MTV Europe by building and playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp. It makes for a great audio and visual combo. (Also, who knew we’d ha...

The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy on a Glass Harp

The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy played on a Glass Harp. Performers Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec, called Glass Duo, have more videos on their site. Via Neatorama.