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
Kai Kronfield's "Bacon Crack" is a delicious combination of chocolate and bacon, and the basis of his blossoming food business Nosh This
The aurora australis, or southern lights, captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on September 17, 2011.
Andreas Stavropoulous, a landscape architect in Berkeley, California, explores the design possibities of a vintage trailer
Licensing music for low-budget independent video projects is a headache for any creator, whether it's for a feature documentary or a two-minute wedding video. Vimeo has just created the antidote: a music licensing service that allows users to download and license tracks for personal or commercial use.
"When we take appart a 120-year old Steinway, and we get to a place inside it that nobody's seen since the factory ... those are pretty special moments." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." John Callahan restores Steinway grand pianos.
"It's so exciting to be able to be a part of their society." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Marine biologist Pam Schaller spends her days working with the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences.
"Every day we play dominoes, rain or shine." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Sonny Gilbert, the founder of the San Francisco Domino Club, is passionate about the game and building community.
"If I could only do one thing my whole life … it would be to make crosswords.” Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Andrea Carla Michaels is passionate about words, and has been constructing crossword puzzles for decades.
The creator of Peanuts sketches his legendary protagonist at the piano. "I guess Charlie Brown is mostly me. That's why he often has that dumb expression on his face," says Schulz.
The social geolocation service Foursquare created this colorful data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world.
Céline Desrumaux's Countdown is a mini masterpiece and labor of love; she spent two years designing, directing, and animating it in her spare time. With references to Kubrick's 2001 and music by Apparat, the short is a gorgeous synthesis of influences and a tribute to the space program of the 1960s.
Sidesaddle's creator, Laura Miller, wants to convince you that raw, vegan, "not gross" dessert is as delicious as it looks