Amazing Anamorphic Illusions
This is a mind bending exercise that will have you shaking your head in disbelief. Brusspup is an anamorphic and science illusion artist who is able to create some amazing illusions. The illusions when viewed from the right angle make 2D pictures / objects turn into 3D ones. It is mind blowing and amazing.
How it’s made – marbles
This is pretty amazing. I had no idea the amount of effort that goes into a beautiful marble. This is a pretty neat video about glass making.
Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.
15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Read more
Want to be happier? Stay in the moment
When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We’re often happiest when we’re lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.) Source: Youtube
Florida to New Jersey in 156 Seconds
In less than three minutes you can take a 1,200 mile train ride from Florida to New Jersey. Ride along on this GE powered CSX “juice train” in this time lapse video and see the route that 500,000 gallons of orange juice has taken for over forty years. It begins in Bradenton, Florida and ends at its destination at the Tropicana freight depot in Greenville, New Jersey.
The Internet & A Baby’s Brain
Documentary filmmaker and Webby Award Founder Tiffany Shlain has a new movie called Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks and accompanying TED book that explores the affects that media and technology have on our brains and human interaction.