15-Year-Old Guitar Virtuoso Perfectly Shreds the Famously Difficult Song ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ by DragonForce

15-year-old guitar virtuoso Tina S. (previously) perfectly shreds through the famously difficult DragonForce song “Through the Fire and Flames” in a recent video posted to her YouTube channel. The song, released in 2006, was featured as an unlockable track in the rhythm-based video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and has since appeared in a number of games in that series.

‘Me & You’, A Short Film That Tells a Love Story Through a Single Location and Camera Angle

In the short film “Me & You,” the stages of a love story between a man and a woman are depicted through a single location and camera angle–the man’s bedroom, as seen looking straight down from the ceiling. The film was created by London-based film duo Jack Tew and Sorcha Anglim. They’ve also released a making-of video showing how they accomplished their novel approach to storytelling.

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An Honest Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ That Points Out Some of the Movie’s Flaws

Prepare for a slow build up to a climax that won’t come until you pay for the next one. Kind of like the last one.

Screen Junkies has created an honest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Lionsgate‘s third installment of the ongoing Hunger Games film series, that points out some of the movie’s flaws.

Katniss is back in the beginning of the end of The Hunger Games – and she really wants to know what’s up with Peeta.

‘Einstein’s Telescope’, A Brief Explanation of Gravitational Lensing as Theorized by Albert Einstein

Einstein’s Telescope” is the latest episode of the New York Times astronomy series Out There. The episode provides a brief explanation of gravitational lensing, which was first theorized by Albert Einstein. As light passes massive objects like galaxies or galaxy clusters, it is bent by that object’s gravity, and–given the right conditions–can provide a view of what’s behind the object.

Recently, astronomers have benefited from gravitational lensing to get four separate views of an exploding supernova more than nine billion light-years from Earth.

Art Prints Featuring the Unique Grill Designs of Major Automobile Manufacturers’ Iconic Vehicles Throughout History

Chicago-based architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO Design has created a collection of serigraph art prints featuring the unique grill designs of major automobile manufacturer’s iconic vehicles throughout history. According to Daksiewicz, screen printing will be handled by VGKids in Ypsillanti, Michigan. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for help with print, packaging, and shipping costs.

I’ve carefully crafted 28 illustrations of each manufacturer’s iconic automobiles. From the 1908 Ford Model-T to the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air to the BMW i Series. I’ve tried to depict the most important and iconic vehicles in each manufacturer’s history. All icons are drawn to the same scale. Shown together on one print, you can see their design evolve through the years.

The Auto Icon prints 18″x24″ serigraphs, each limited to an edition of 500. Your prints will be stamped and signed on the back, rolled and shipped in a heavy-duty kraft tube. Final print colors will slightly vary from what’s shown on screen. Pledges are for prints only, they ship unframed.

Ford
Ford

BMW
BMW

Ferrari
Ferrari

Porsche
Porsche

Auto Icon Screen Prints

images via Jerome Daksiewicz

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An Experiment Demonstrating What Happens When a Roll of Toilet Paper Is Rolled Out on an Airplane and Then Flushed

In the latest episode of his new kids comedy series 2 Juice Minimum, comedian Mark Malkoff performs an experiment to see what happens when an entire roll of toilet paper is rolled down the aisle of an airplane and then flushed.

In the video, Malkoff explains that he was told the experiment would result in the entire roll being flushed down the toilet at once, but he decided to try it for himself.

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Doxie Flip, An Extremely Portable Flatbed Scanner Designed for Digitizing Photos on the Go

Doxie

The Doxie Flip is a small, ultra-portable flatbed scanner created by hardware maker Apparent that is designed for digitizing photos, sketches, and other small papers on the go. The diminutive scanner features a transparent window for aligning images and a removable lid to scan objects like notebooks that aren’t perfectly flat, saving all of those files to a Micro SD card. The Doxie Flip is currently available for 32% off at the newly launched Laughing Squid Store.

Doxie

Doxie

Doxie

Doxie

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