A window into another world is what you often see on Gizmodo UK’s ‘Watch This’ page. Showing videos from other sites or made by our very hands, you can while the hours away by checking out awesome timelapses, drone footage, educational videos, viral laugh-a-minutes, or even trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows.
With the help of SMBC comics illustrator Zach Weiner, this week Minute Physics tackles the conundrum of why some rocks appear to be naturally round, while others end up flat, perfect for skipping across a lake.
Star Wars fans are famous for their fervent adoration of the legendary trilogy — adoration that sometimes bordering on religious zealotry. Case in point: this intricate papercraft Darth Vader iconography by Spanish designer Lobulo. Check out the making of video and the finished model after the jump.
I couldn't have imagined that stitching together one second of video for each day of 2011 would be this incredible. And there's just no way I could love this 365 second year-in-a-life any more than I already do.
Aside from True Grit there hasn't been a decent Western movie in years. No, Rango was neither a Western nor good. But Little Tombstone, made by students at ESMA Toulouse, makes me long for the days of the Spaghetti Western and shows, once again, why being an Undertaker is the superior career path. [Little-Tombstone via Vimeo]
What’s Sony teasing here? Something called “Dot Switch” apparently. The video depicts a bloke walking down a technology filled room while tapping the screen of his Xperia S, turning on the gadgets as he passes them.
People scared to fly didn't like the video of the crazy crosswind landings at Düsseldorf. This one doesn't show any extreme situation, just beautiful landings and take-offs in Brazil, from an Airbus A320 cockpit. Still, it may cause some vertigo.
As you may know, you can search for photos by dropping a picture on Google Images. It shows you images that are equal or similar to yours. This is what happens when you feed one search with the result of the previous search. 2,951 times.
The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning.
There was a storm over Düsseldorf's airport last week. Things got rough, with strong crosswinds that made landings pretty hard — and even caused some missed approaches. I get all wimpy looking at them, but I can't stop watching.
The old saying goes you can’t fold paper in half more than eight times, but that myth was dispelled in 2002 with a 12-fold world record. Now some kids from a school in Massachusetts have managed to fold a piece of bog roll 10 miles long (!), in half 13 times.
YouTube users may now upload the equivalent of 240,000 full-length films every week, but the site once hosted less than a hundred clips. And the very first, precedent-setting video was...about elephants?