In “What if the World Ended?” Jake Roper of Vsauce3 explains the concept of nuclear winter from a stylized future in the aftermath of a small nuclear war. The video is a follow-up to Roper’s earlier post-nuclear video “Could You Survive a Fallout?” that explains the more immediate dangers of a nuclear blast.
Let’s Melt This has created an oddly satisfying compilation of things being melted in reverse. This video features many of the same clips as their original compilation of things melting, but this time the objects seem to reform and take shape rather than dissolve and fall apart.
Compilation 2.0 of oddly satisfying videos we have created over the last few months of things melting played in reverse. Never did we plan on making oddly satisfying videos. But after reading the countless “oddly satisfying” comments we decided to put one together so our viewers can watch a compilation of our videos from a different perspective.
Comedian Mike Earley is a construction worker by day, and he wrote and stars in the video “Framing Houses in Minnesota” produced by his employer Carpentry Contractors Company. In the video, Earley talks about the benefits of working construction, things he has learned on the job, and the recipe for a shart.
Pizza Hut is testing a humanoid robot cashier named Pepper that was developed by SoftBank Robotics. The robot interacts with customers through voice commands and a large display that can show menus, pricing information, or other information. In a video released by MasterCard who is working on the payment system for Pepper, the robot takes an order, makes suggestions, and even gives nutritional information on food items.
photos via MasterCard News
A young girl learns a lesson about growing up in the latest trailer for The Little Prince, an animated feature based on the classic book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The movie features the voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, and Bud Cort,
The Little Prince was originally slated for release earlier this year before being dropped by its distributor. Netflix the obtained the film and will release the film on August 5, 2016.
PBS Idea Channel recently explored the vague horror of face swap and why humans can find things like digital glitches unsettling. Host Mike Rugnetta compares the phenomenon to the work of director David Cronenberg and the genre of body horror.
Face Swapping isn’t new, but it sure is popular these days with things like the Face Swap Challenge, and apps like, FaceSwap Live, MSQRD, and of course, Snapchat. But we can’t help but notice that there’s something…. weird about the face swap. Something… horrific. Perhaps it’s even an example of the Body Horror genre, especially when face swaps go wrong. Glitchy face swaps have a certain gruesomeness about them but they also reveal something interesting about the relationship between humans and computers. When a computer doesn’t know the difference between your face or a hubcap, what does that say about the way computers see us?
Chinese engineers debuted a model of an elevated bus that rides over other vehicles to avoid traffic. The model was on display at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, and it provides a glimpse at a possible future with less traffic on the road where mass transportation glides over small cars.