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Founded in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been building award-winning, hand-crafted pianos for 160 years, so clearly they know how it’s done. In The Making of a Steinway, they share the extraordinary, year-long process. From Open Culture:

Several decades ago, John H. Steinway (the great-grandson of Henry E. Steinway) narrated an audio tour of the New York factory, where he described the generations-old process of making a Steinway grand piano. In 2011 Ben Niles, the producer behind the documentary film Note by Note, synced the audio tour with present-day footage of the Steinway factory… 

I’ve mentioned before that I wish that we had a how things are made video for every musical instrumentThis is a brilliant addition to the ones we’ve collected so far: violin, cymbals, steel drum, and flamenco guitar.

via Open Culture.

On a state-of-the-art assembly line in Fremont, California, 400 cars a day are being created by 3,000 workers and 160 robots. This is Tesla Motors, and the cars they’re making are currently the most advanced electric car on the market. Plus, you know, their factory has giant robot arms installing batteries, motors, seats, windshields, cabling, and components with a delicate ease you might not expect from a giant robot arm.

Wired gives us a tour of the 5-million-square-foot factory where the Tesla Model S is made.

via Kottke.

There are more factories and more cars in the archives.

We love tours of amazing things, and in How Astronauts Put on Space Suits, Norm from Tested really delivers on that front. With the help of Terry Dunn, Training Operations Manager of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, we get to see the EMU (extravehicular mobility unit) and every essential uniform piece that astronauts wear under the EMU’s shell.

We also get to see some very cool tools that have been specially made for the unique challenges of working while wearing the suit “outside” in space.

After the video, be sure to check out Tested’s photo gallery of their time with the iconic EMU suit, see more spacesuit photos at HistoricSpacecraft.com, and check out more NASA-related videos

Via kqedscience, this is a tour of two of our closest galaxies: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They are between 163,000 and 200,000 light-years away and hold a few hundred million stars like our sun. HD full screen.

These images are from astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University, who used NASA’s Swift Ultraviolet/Optical satellite telescope to create the highest resolution, wide field surveys in ultraviolet light.

Read more information in the video’s About section, or watch The Beauty of Space Photography, or watch more videos about stars and galaxies.

Watch how Lar Gibbon named Siam crosses a suspension bridge at Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. via Daily Picks and Flicks.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming primate sanctuary, home to over 500 primates all living together in 30 acres of forest. Species at the sanctuary include gibbons, capuchins, squirrel monkeyshowler monkeys, saki monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs, ring-tailed lemurs and black and white ruffed lemurs.

Take a video tour to see Monkeyland in action: