Surfers off the coast of San Diego are heading to the beach at night to ride neon blue waves. The eerie glow is caused by an overabundance of phytoplankton known as "red tide."
Shalalalalalala la la la la ti da! This ingenius mashup combines all the catchiest non-word lyrics from 26 hit songs -- from the Beatles' "Hey Jude" to Hanson's "MMMBop!"
Song of the Spindle is a funny and surprisingly insightful conversation between a man and a whale.
Pan Am celebrates their first commercial transatlantic service, flying from New York to London in just "six and a half magic hours!"
Sick of cubicle life, programmers from Silicon Valley's biggest companies, like Google, Apple, and Yahoo, have started a fight club
Ryan Enn Hughes's 360 Project uses a Muybridge-inspired setup of 48 sychnronized cameras to capture dance in 360 degree rotation.
Seeing Green, a short film by Chevrolet, celebrates the many kinds of traffic lights that were in operation in the 1930s and explains the mechanics of coordinating lights across a city.
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole created a witty song about eponyms -- names of people who outlived their original owners as inventions, discoveries, or descriptive terms. Lamborghini, Zeppelin, and the Earl of Sandwich all make appearances.
September 28th marks the 60th anniversary of color television hitting the mass market in America. This 1956 history of television technology celebrates the invention of color.
When color TV was new and exciting, the networks made these program intros to entice viewers. Here are a couple from NBC, CBS, and ABC.
Ferries, palm trees, swimming pools, and parks all look adorable in this miniaturized adventure around Thailand. Filmmaker Joerg Daiber explains how the tilt-shift effect works in an interview with The Atlantic.
Pandyland comics nails the glorious highs, and miserable lows, of the online content game
How do Nielsen's mysterious TV ratings work? Let these adorable 1970s SportsCenter-inspired puppets explain...
This diligently crafted montage of movies and TV shows celebrates the characters who so indignantly wanted you to "wake up and smell the nineties!"
In the 1960s, Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a fantastical, growing map of unbelievable scope. Now it takes up almost 2,000 8" x 10" frames.
"Unless you've been living under a rock, you're in the cloud," explains JESS3's quick tour of the applications and services that make up the "cloud"
Frustrated with his day job, Brad Estabrooke decided to start Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distillery in Brooklyn since the prohibition
This whimsical short film combines historic postage stamps and amazing archival footage to tell the story of early aviation, culminating in Charles Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic
Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding habitable planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. This overview from NASA explains how Kepler works, and why it matters
Eerie long-exposure photographs reveal the invisible wifi networks that permeate our urban environments, making the cloud available everywhere