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George Lucas can release a thousand new versions of the Star Wars films with as many changes as he can imagine, but nothing will even come close to the sheer brilliance of this French disco/ballet interpretation.
Weapons are products just as much as a phone or condom. They have marketing teams who make advertisements who make people buy weapons. How To Be A Retronaut put up a collection of scanned print ads. Don Draper meets Doomsday.
A Boeing 767 coming from Newark airport in New Jersey just landed in Warsaw without its landing gear -- there were no injuries or casualties among the 230 passengers on board. Watch the amazing video and admire the flawless piloting.
I've had my fair share of meter rage, but never had circular saw to hand. This In Time promo video makes me which I had. Now if he'd just like to pay those pesky speed cameras a visit too, I think we'd all be happy. [YouTube via AllThingsD]
You thought the war dog craze of '11 was over, didn't you? Surprise! KitUp's got a nice little look at soldiers in Afghanistan, and the strategic strays they befriend. This video contains both puppies and a SAW machine gun.
Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, right? Wrong! I think. Honestly, all I'm positively sure of after watching this mind-bending One Minute Physics lesson is that I need to go point a laser at the moon asap.
This is the new Petman, by our friends at Boston Dynamics, the creators of Big Dog and BigDog 2. It's like a robotic marine that never gets tired. You tell him to give you a thousand and he'll do it, no problem.
Halloween's as good a time as any to solidify your zombie protocol. And there's no more time-honoured zombie trope than thinning a crush of zombies around a building from a rooftop. But a regular slingshot doesn't have quite the stopping power required. The answer? A giant zombie-obliterating rooftop slingshot.
What's better than sped-up pumpkin carving to a jaunty tune? Well, some things. Regardless, this is great. It seems like they really had fun with this one, and that definitely comes across in the video. I freakin' love Halloween! [Google]
30 Rock's Jack Donaghy, as played by Alec Baldwin, had the same idea Apple has for their upcoming HDTV: ditch the remote and use your voice to control your TV. However! His TV hilariously failed because the voice recognition software was too good.
Nothing will ever beat the sheer sadness of the Windows 7 Launch Party, but this new Microsoft demo is sure weirder. Our chipper host here is going to demo Songsmith, a Microsoft program nobody uses. By singing so very painfully.
As part of the recent Engineering Frosh 2011 event, student engineers at the University of British Columbia answered an age-old question that every aspiring scientist must ask himself, "What happens when I mix these two things and throw it?" [Youtube]
Two things. One, we're going to need a lot of hand sanitizer if Microsoft is right about the all-touch-everything future. Two, I'm surprised how much I like Microsoft's vision—it's futuristic, natural and metro-y.
Sure, it was an angst-ish band some decades back, but have you ever actually smashed a pumpkin? What about watching them get shattered to bits and put back together at 1000fps? No? Well it's the Great Pumpkin Smashing, Charlie Brown! Happy early Halloween. [DevinSuperTramp]