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This Swordsmith Hacks Ancient Weapons to Unlock the Secrets of Viking Metallurgy

Jeff Pringle is a US-based swordsmith, so it’s no surprise he has has hundreds of pre-industrial and Viking-era swords, axes, knives and other sharp, wonderful artefacts in his collection. But Pringle describes his collection as almost “accidental” and he the way he uses his collection has put the blades he makes himself in high demand amongst living history fans eager to use a weapon as close to historically accurate as possible. Read More >>

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The Final Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces Wade’s X-Force Teammates

The last trailer for Deadpool 2 namedropped the infamous black ops X-Team, X-Force. Now, we get to meet the actual members of the team as Wade Wilson goes on a mission against his longtime time-hopping frenemy. Read More >>

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Unboxing Labo, Nintendo’s New Cardboard Play Kit

Back in January Nintendo announced a brand new way to use the Switch console. Labo lets you build cardboard accessories for the portable console, taking advantage of all the sensors built into the Joy Con controllers to do lots of weird and wonderful things that you can't do with another console. For now Nintendo is releasing two kits: The standard Variety Kit with the piano, RC car, a house, fishing rod, and motorbike, alongside the Robot Kit that lets you build your own wearable robot controller. Read More >>

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A Pipe Cleaner Bending Lego Robot Is Equal Parts Pointless and Brilliant

Pipe bending machines make short work of twisting and shaping metal tubes into everything from car exhausts to trombones. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works essentially the same way, although it’s more of an exercise in pushing Lego to its functional limits, as opposed to filling an automated void in the crafting world. Read More >>

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In the New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer, It’s the Dinosaurs’ World, and We’re Just Living in It

Well, if you count “constantly running away from carnivorous dinosaurs” as “living,” I guess. Read More >>

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Now TV Put a Creepy Robot in a Pub, Showing Just How Near and Far Westworld-Style Synths Really Are

Ever since Westworld's first season concluded, people have been eagerly anticipating the second installment. There isn't long to wait, and in the run up to the season premiere the marketing campaign is in full swing. When producers aren't busy trolling fans with fake spoiler videos, Now TV is creeping people out by putting a 'realistic' robot called Fred inside a London pub. Read More >>

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A Chef’s Knife Made From Plastic Wrap Proves Everything in Your Kitchen Is a Blade Waiting to Happen

You might think the most dangerous part of a roll of plastic wrap is the metal cutting blade on the package, but another hazard lurks within the roll itself. After turning tinfoil into a functional blade, Japan’s most talented knife maker has now demonstrated how a roll of regular food wrap can be hardened, sharpened, and used to slice and dice. Read More >>

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London Looks Strangely Ghostly When Filmed In Infra-Red

"What would the world look like if you could see beyond the the rainbow?", that's the question posed by Dr Andrew Steele and his team, who have put together this intriguing video showing London as you've never seen it before. Read More >>

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Rare Adam West PSA Will Make You Miss the Bright Knight Batman Even More

If you’re a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird. Read More >>

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Lego Top Gear Is Now Canon In Disney’s Cars Universe

The Stig is one of the most famous racing drivers in the world, and nobody has even seen his face. He's so famous in fact that it's just been confirmed Top Gear's tame racing driver actually exists within the world of Disney's Cars - or at least in a Lego version. Read More >>

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This AI Can Automatically Animate New Flintstones Cartoons

The Flintstones, a cartoon about life in the Stone Age, has just surpassed The Jetsons, a cartoon about life in the distant future, when it comes to technological innovation. Researchers have successfully trained artificial intelligence to generate new clips of the prehistoric animated series based on nothing but random text descriptions of what’s happening in a scene. Read More >>

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This Rare Footage of The Beauty And The Beast Stars Singing ‘Be Our Guest’ Has Made Our Day

“Be... our... guest...” Now that you’ve got one of Disney’s all-time best movie songs stuck in your head, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this rare behind-the-scenes footage of Angela Lansbury and the late Jerry Orbach recording “Be Our Guest” for the original animated version of Beauty And The Beast. Read More >>

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Archival NASA Footage Gets Turned Into a Scifi Saga in This Music Video

Nigel Stanford is known not only for his great music, but also for creating music videos that show the coolest things science and robotics can achieve. Now, Stanford is using NASA’s vast video archives to venture into the realm of science fiction, and we’ve got the first look at his latest space-age music video. Read More >>

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Musk’s Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler’s Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack. Read More >>

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Lush Animation Brings This Soulful Poem to Life

Good animation can make tiny details sing. It can invest the most simple objects with life and spirit, expanding them into entire worlds. Like, say, a toothbrush. Read More >>