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It’s Okay to Be Smart: Where Do Birds Go In Winter?

Where do birds go for the winter, and when did we first figure out where they were disappearing to every year? Do they go to the moon, or are they off to fight battles with goat-riding armies? (Spoiler alert: Those th...

ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot (2014)

The world's most advanced humanoid robot can run smoothly at a record 9kph (5.6mph), recognizes faces and voices, shakes hands, has incredible balance -- can jump, hop, climb stairs, kick soccer balls, pour drinks wit...

Giant amber snail catches an earthworm

In the forests of New Zealand, among a wide variety of snails, are giant Powelliphanta or amber snails, "giant" meaning around the size of a man's fist (up to 91mm or 3.6 in long). These beautiful, endangered creature...

Flying in a F-16 Fighter Jet with the USAF Thunderbirds

What's it like to suit up in a g-suit and oxygen mask to fly in a supersonic F-16 fighter jet? Photographer Blair Bunting found out when he got the rare and thrilling opportunity to fly with the United States Air Forc...

Slow Mo Guys: Huge Puddle Splash at 2500fps

What does it look like when a car splashes a huge wave of water out of a puddle in slow motion? We’re about to find out: Slow Mo Guys Gav and Dan got together with race car driver Ken Gushi...

Japanese television: Tires on a ski jump

Which tire will roll down the ski jump fastest and jump the farthest? A Formula One tire? An enormous bulldozer tire? The smallest tire? This clip from Japanese television has made the rounds i...

Ferrari F1 pit crew: pit stop in around two seconds

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in around two seconds. We had to watch this multiple times so that we could figure out what each crew member’s two second task was and how t...

Ride the Sommerrodelbahn Alpine Coaster in Mieders, Austria

This sommerrodelbahn alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria, has been on our Must Do list since we saw this viral video a few years ago. The video above is from the same 2.8km (1.7 mile) summer ...

Riding the trains in Mumbai, India

Get a feel for what it’s like to ride the trains of Mumbai, India in Railway Days. Mumbai street photographer Mikhail Anand writes: “It covers the commute of a man trying to get ...

The world’s first Formula-E car: Spark-Renault SRT 01E

Watch former F1 driver Lucas di Grassi do donuts at CES 2014 in an electric formula race car. He’s driving the Spark-Renault SRT 01E. It can go 140mph and from 0 to 62mph in three seconds. From The Verge: The Spark-R...

Running Trails with Bryan and his dog Kaia

Kaia is a dog that clearly loves to run trails, and it looks like Bryan Gregory, her mountain biker, is working hard just to keep up with her. Bryan and Kaia, filmed by Foxwood Films.

SHAKE: dogs try to get dry in slow motion

Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson. 

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...

Pianist Yuja Wang plays Flight of the Bumblebee

Pianist Yuja Wang plays Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. Yuja has been practicing piano since she was six years old. There are more pianos in the archives.

TED Ed: What on Earth is spin?

What on Earth is spin? And why is it so special? In this TEDEducation video, educator Brian Jones explains how this dynamic affects our lives in all sorts of ways.

Why You Can’t Outrun a Cheetah

From 0 to 75mph in just three seconds — in just three strides, it’s faster than most of the world’s fastest super cars — the Smithsonian Channel describes the biomechanics behind why the cheet...

A Goshawk hunts in slow motion

Earth Unplugged films the northern goshawk’s magnificent speed and precision skills in slow motion as it aims for lures and water balloons.

Earth Unplugged: Wet animals shake in slow motion

According to the research, “a wet animal could spend 20% or more of it’s daily food energy to evaporate water in its fur, if it cannot shake.” Therefore, it’s super import...

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