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.
You can go the simple iron filings on a white piece of paper route if you want to see the invisible fields surrounding a magnet. But I prefer this DIY contraption, which carves 3D foam sculptures of them instead.
There's not much room for a cooler, but the Sailrocket 2 isn't designed for a casual afternoon on the lake. It's engineered to set a new sailing speed record, and it's in Namibia right now trying to do just that.
Destin from Smarter Every Day, flew to Germany to meet up with Joerg Sprave, the man behind those highly entertaining slingshot videos, to take an educational look at the physics behind them. He also brought a high-speed camera with him — need I say more?
My favorite winter olympic sport is bobsledding. Not because I want to sit in a sled with three other guys and rocket down a track. They don't even get to look up. Mostly because I've also imagined how cool it would be to ride my skateboard down the track. Well at least one guy made my dream a reality.
Everyone loves setting things on fire — it's okay to admit! And some people enjoy skateboarding. That's fine! But the combination of the two can be tricky, especially when you've doused yourself in petrol and literally ride through fire. Daaaaaaaaaaarwin.
Double you tee eff doesn't begin to explain this. This lunatic takes being a pyro to the next level. He stuffs his mouth with some sort of powder, waves a fan through his ear and starts a fire THROUGH HIS MOUTH.
The most amazing window ever created by humankind is not on this planet, but floating in space, the most spectacular part of the International Space Station. It's the ISS Cupola. This animation shows how it was installed.
I wish everyone on Earth had the opportunity to look through that glass. [Vimeo via Kuriositas]
This morning I watched a video compilation of botflies—parasitic, skin-burrowing larvae—being pulled out of bleeding human flesh. Compared to this "Windows Phone 7 Fangirls Video," the botfly footage is like butter and sugar. This internet deserves destruction. Now.
Kill Bill bloodbaths notwithstanding, ex-assassins with traditional sword training do not wander the streets looking for vengeance IRL. Still, this interview with one of Japan's 30 last-remaining sword craftsmen is totally inspirational.
When someone has a constant live webcam feed set up in their home, it's usually a good bet that it's for something super pervy or really, really paranoid. But then there's that one-in-a-big-number chance that it's actually useful, like when this lady perchanced upon some dudes robbing her house and called the emergency number.
As you know, Giz UK and its readers have been selected by O2 to help test their 4G network. For anyone doubting 4G's awesome speeds, take a pew and watch our video, which shows Sam and I (plus O2's Rob) pit a 4G dongle against a 3G dongle in various tests. We may not be as camera-ready as The Gadget Show's presenters, but please try and remember the 4G network is the true star of this show.
It's slow, it's pink, and it's piloted by an innocent looking stuffed animal wearing goggles. But that doesn't make YouTube user prallplatte's remote control trike any less badass. Better still: the trike is actually powered by steam, courtesy of a large boiler running down its spine. That's crazy.
Just when we thought the comedic potential of Siri had been thoroughly exhausted, they went and introduced the two things that guaranteed make anything funnier: a collapsing marriage and abundant swearing.
Ruggedising your personal electronics, especially waterproofing them, is a pain, typically requiring either you stuff it in a PVC bag or ensconce it in four pounds of silicone rubber. But, one day soon, our precious gadgets may come waterproofed on the molecular level.