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Jul 19, 2016

Flavor Tube: 5 Killer Food Videos You Have to Watch This Week

HarissaIf you love good food, these videos are for you. Take a look at the artisan side of New York food - everything from diners-style doughnuts to Tibetan fare - and if weren't already hungry for something seriously tasty, you will be. Take a look.

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Jul 06, 2016

Adventure: What Is it?

AdventureMissing the outdoors right now? Here's a bit of eye candy to get you fired up for your next trip outside.  

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Jun 27, 2016

The Process: Crafting Handmade Wooden Eyeglass Frames from Scratch

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Indianapolis-based artist and maker Peter Boerger hand crafts these amazing wooden eyeglass frames from scratch using basic hand and woodworking tools - no laser cutters or CNC routers needed.  

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Jun 24, 2016

Watch This Now: The Carpenter and The Luthier

LuthierSometimes it's inspiring to watch others make something beautiful. Here are two videos where we can see something amazing made from wood.  

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Jun 20, 2016

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

In 1982, three eleven-year-olds saw Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and it changed their lives forever when they decided to make a shot-for-shot remake that summer. Well that summer turned into 7 years, with full sets, choreography, fire effects, broken hearts, and endless devotion. Twenty-five years later, they return to shoot the missing scene....   

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Jun 16, 2016

Closer Look: The Road From Karakol

River CrossingTagging along on an adventure can almost be as good as the time itself. You get to see the highlights without enduring any of the horrible times between. So, tag along with this adventurer in the "Switzerland" of Central Asia.   

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Jun 13, 2016

This Wood Turned "Brick" Bowl Took 3 Years to Make

created at: 06/12/2016As anyone who works with natural materials will tell you, woodworking isn't like other manufacturing practices. Like horseback riding (as opposed to driving a car) there are always little bumps and hiccups that are inherent to the process of churning out a mutual project or end goal with another organic substance. You can't find those problems, you've got to find ways to make them into something, like Frank Howarth did with this wooden bowl...

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May 23, 2016

How to: Build a Classic Wood-Handled Straight Razor from Scratch

Maker and designer Nick provides this awesomely detailed tutorial to create a custom, traditional straight razor from scratch. And by from scratch, we mean from. scratch. This build process includes everything from grinding shaping, and sharpening the blade, crafting the wood handle, and even creating custom hardware that allows the razor to pivot while staying balanced. 

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May 23, 2016

Engineer This: An Actual Snowball's Chance in Hell

Molten Snowball There isn't a day in western life that goes by without something from GE's massive engineering activities making life easier for us all. So when I saw this video about their experiment to preserve a snowball in hell, I just had to see it. You should too.  

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May 19, 2016

Art Is More Than You See: Please Touch The Art

We're used to evaluating art on what we can see. While there are plenty of pieces where touching is not encouraged, here's an example of what happens when an artist moves beyond sight to texture. Take a look.  

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May 13, 2016

Five YouTube Channels Every Cyclist Needs to Watch Right Now

Five YouTube Channels for Cyclists

Ok, actually what you need to be doing right now is riding a bike (I hope). But if for some reason that's not happening/possible, then these YouTube channels are your next best bet:

Global Cycling Network - A one-stop shop for cycling fans. Includes trainer workouts, cycling ettiquette, basic maintenance, and explorations of bike culture.

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May 09, 2016

Glad Someone Else Did That: James Kingston Jumps a Gap to Hang off a 150m High Tower Crane

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Prepare your gut turning muscles. Watch the whole thing, but especially at around 0:38 where he just casually leaps across what looks like a 20-foot gap:

More craziness to inspire you (and hopefully not get you killed) is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesmedias

Ok, fine here's one more, where he's climbing the Eiffel Tower:

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May 09, 2016

Fort Knox in Box: How ATMs Work

created at: 05/08/2016Have you every stopped and wondered how ATM's actually work? How they correctly distribute the right bills without mistakes? And how they do it all securely? Well check out this surprisingly enriching short video that unpacks how the guts of the beast actually come together to keep our money flowing...  

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Apr 27, 2016

Watch This: Chess Pieces Crafted On A Metal Lathe

There are some things that just make me stop and stare. If you're like me this video of a CNC lathe crafting a chess piece from a metal blank is about 4 minutes of mesmerizing relaxation. Rook Being a diehard maker at heart, this video makes me happy.

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Apr 14, 2016

How to: Be More Charismatic

We all know charismatic people. The people who have that extra "woo" capability, who you love being around, and who always seem like they're comfortable and having a good time. But what exactly is charisma and how can we be more charismatic?   

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Mar 23, 2016

Watch A Damascus Short Sword Forged in Stunning 8K

We're in the wild west of digital technology as engineers keep innovating, which is why this test shoot for the upcoming RED Weapon 8K camera decided to focus its lens on some stunning old techniques. created at: 03/20/2016Watch as accomplished bladesmith Tony Swatton forges his modern take on a Roman gladius using a 93 layer damascus technique, one of his last creations in his old workshop.

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Mar 22, 2016

Inspired Journey: There and Back Again

JourneyI love to travel. It's such an incredible experience to see another part of this massive world, and meet plenty of others along the way. Well, if you're heart is longing for a bit of wandering, take a look at this incredible video.  

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Feb 18, 2016

Dinner Party Trivia: This is What the Universe Actually Looks and Sounds Like

Have you ever sat around and asked that question of what it would be like to hear a color or see sounds? Well all synesthesia aside, NASA scientists have done something like that. Only they've answered their own set of questions, "What is the average color of the universe?" and "What do gravitational waves (i.e. the consummation of the marriage between two black holes) sound like?"    

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Feb 15, 2016

How Sportsvision Makes the NFL "Yellow Line"

created at: 02/14/2016 I remember as a kid wondering how the NFL painted the yellow lines showing the the first down marker on the field, and knowing that it was likely some sort of CGI interface, but I could never figure out how they could do that while moving the camera or cutting to different angles. I sort of forgot about the quandary until I came across this video from Vox explaining the history of the technology which I found both fascinating and engaging.    

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Feb 11, 2016

How Harpoon Fishermen Live and Work

For nine days and nights documentarian and member of the film collective Jungles in Paris, Oliver Hartman lived life among four harpoon fishermen in Nova Scotia, capturing the day to day travails and joys on the hunt. The men scan the Canadian waters between July and September, since their method of spearing their prey allows them to only catch what they can physically see.   

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