Microsoft released a series of Windows 8 commercials for Asian market that are kind of odd, to say at least. My favorite is titled ‘Beautiful and Fast’, but you can watch them all below:
SpaceX Grasshopper rocket is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to return to the launch pad. Basically, a reusable rocket that doesn’t burn up in the atmosphere during reentry.
In the latest test, the Grasshopper flew 820 feet up in the air, tripling the height flown on its previous leap.
Ronan the Sea Lion is now the world’s first non-human mammal to keep a beat, thanks to the scientists at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Watch him head-bang to Backstreet Boys’ ‘Everybody’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’ by Earth, Wind & Fire:
John Green of VlogBrothers debunks 50 common misconceptions for the new mental_floss YouTube channel.
Youtuber Brusspup uses sound to make water defy gravity in yet another cool experiment of his.
A red hot nickel ball gets dropped in water.
An all robot band, Compressorhead, performs Motörhead’s heavy metal classic ‘Ace of Spades’.
The most useless machine gets even better at doing nothing. Like eight times better.
A group of European catfish at the River Tarn in Southwestern France swim onto the shore and grab resting pigeons. The hunting habits of the Tarn catfishes are so similar to orcas that Julien Cucherousset from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse calls them freshwater killer whales.