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Watch a 150 Mouse Trap Chain Reaction in Super Slow Motion

They're a staple of cartoon prankery, but thanks to the magic of high-speed photography, we now have real-life proof that a room full of primed mouse traps is an awesome thing. The Slow Mo Guys put 150 of them on a table and then sacrificed themselves for science—and some awesome footage—by setting them off. Read More >>

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High-Speed Proof of an Airbag's Violent Life-Saving Power

It's been described as getting hit with a basketball thrown point blank at your face, but if you ever experience an airbag deployment you're probably not going to complain since it most likely saved your life. Unless you're a glass of water, as this wonderful high-speed footage reveals. Read More >>

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A Hawk Attacking a Balloon in Slow Motion is a Graceful Murderous Ballet

There's no denying that everything looks cooler in slow motion, but birds of prey on the hunt are particularly mesmerising through the lens of a high-speed camera. This Goshawk is being lured into attacking a water balloon baited with a piece of meat, and its mid-air manoeuvres make our most advanced fighter planes look primitive. Read More >>

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Amazing Magic Powder Freezes Water Drops As They Bounce

What you're looking at is a droplet of water, frozen in time by powder after a single bounce, captured in super slow motion for your gape-mouthed wonder. It's the work of researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia who specialise in high-speed fluid imaging, which sounds like a pretty awesome job. Read More >>

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Watch Three Minutes of Awesome Dogs Being Awesome at 1000fps During Your Downtime

The world can be an upsetting place at times. But no matter how badly your day might be going, there's one thing that can always bring a little cheer back into your life: dogs! Dogs fetching balls, dogs diving in pools, and dogs just being generally awesome at 1,000 frames per second. Read More >>

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How To Shoot 4,000FPS Footage On a 60FPS Budget

a href="http://vimeo.com/31918385">The Beauty of Mud features stunning high speed footage of someone splashing through a mud puddle. Except that it wasn't shot at 4,000FPS—it was actually filmed at just 60—and processed with a plugin called Twixtor. Read More >>

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