Optical Illusion Turns Dots Moving in a Straight Line Into a Spinning Circle

In this video posted by optical illusion enthusiast Brusspup, a series of dots moving in a straight line are transformed into a moving circle. But it’s not until the camera tightens on the display and the dots are broken out one by one that the nature of the visual becomes clear.

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‘Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot’, A Simulation of Piloting a Giant Robot for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot is a virtual reality simulation created by Oculus VR, and developed by creative studio Reel FX, that puts users in the pilot seat of a “Jaeger” robot from the Pacific Rim film in order to fight a “Kaiju” using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Specifically, the simulation pits Gipsy Danger against Knifehead. The simulation is currently on the floor at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

PACIFIC RIM: JAEGER PILOT is the next evolution of the thrilling universe Legendary is creating with director Guillermo del Toro. Created by the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, the attraction delivers a new benchmark in virtual reality experiences as fans will step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-foot robot. Created with original film assets from Industrial Light & Magic and developed within Unreal Engine 4, Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot provides a thrilling first-person battle between Gipsy Danger and the kaiju codenamed Knifehead.

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SciShow Explains How Skyscrapers Are Possible and the Challenges Engineer’s Face While Building Them

Hank Green explains how skyscrapers are possible and the challenges that engineer’s face while build them on the latest episode of SciShow.

Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build?

‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader Lightsaber Barbecue Fork With a Hilt Modeled After the Sith Lord’s Iconic Weapon Design

Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork

ThinkGeek released an officially licensed Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Barbecue Fork that has a hilt modeled after the feared Sith Lord‘s iconic weapon design. It is available to purchase online. The utensil is a perfect match for the Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tong from The Fowndry.

Darth Vader loves nothing more than a grilled weenie, and the brand he likes best is Coruscant National (hey, they answer to a higher power: the Emperor). When Vader grills, he insists on using his favorite BBQ fork. You know, the one that looks like his lightsaber hilt? The one that we’re calling the Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork.

Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork

Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork

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A Spot-On Parody of a Trendy Restaurant Menu

Parody Trendy Restaurant Menu

Eater has created a spot-on parody of a trendy restaurant menu that includes all manner of New American-ish delights, including three baby sandwiches ($14), truffle oil-tainted mashed potatoes ($12), and what a weird uni dish ($17).

image via Eater

The Noisebridge Reboot 2014, An Improvement Campaign for the San Francisco Hackerspace

San Francisco hackerspace Noisebridge has launched an Indiegogo campaign to finance much needed repairs and upgrades to its Mission district facility. The campaign, entitled Noisebridge Reboot 2014, will pay for electrical and structural repairs for the facility, as well as repairs and replacements of some of Noisebridge’s tools and equipment.

Our philosophy is simple: Be Excellent to each other.

Noisebridge lives up to this credo by providing the workspace, access to tools, mentoring, and education that can change peoples lives. 3D printing, coding, science, art, music, robotics, neurohacking, biohacking, and much much more.

imoji, An App That Turns Selfies and Other Images Into Stickers for Texting

imoji is an app that turns selfies and other pictures into stickers for texting. Users can also search the app for trending “imojis.” imoji is currently available on iOS.

imoji

imoji

imoji

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