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This Artist Painted Physicists Into A 3D Living Chalkboard

That’s not a painting or chalk drawing above, it’s a photograph of two painted physicists interacting in real time within a three-dimensional chalkboard “canvas” — and apart from cropping, it hasn’t had a lick of Photoshop.

Seeing Pills Dissolve In Water Is Bizarre And Almost Jarring

Get sick? Pop a pill. Feel sad? Pop a pill. Too excited? Pop a pill. Took too many pills? Pop a pill. Pills are the correct answers to most of life’s problems because chemistry is a hell of an art and the human body is easily unbalanced. But the inoffensive pill shape hides some gnarly things, just take a look at this time lapse of pills dissolving from The Time Lapse Blog. It reveals the magic potion that hides inside each pill.

Transporting An Enormous Aircraft Carrier, Piece By Piece

BAE Systems has just published an amazing time lapse video showing how the largest section of Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was tossed and towed to Rosyth Dockyard from the dock in Glasgow where it was built.

A Container Ship Travelling Around The Ocean At Night Is One Of The Most Beautiful Things

I literally gasped in disbelief when I first saw this timelapse by Toby Smith of the Gunhilde Maersk at sea. It goes from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China and the night scenes are unbelievable. The skies are salted with glittery stars and the lights of the port cities paint the horizon in a sort of ethereal fire and the container ship shines through the sea in an illustrious green and it’s all the most amazing thing to see.

A Drone Hovering In Place Took These Perfect Timelapses Of Earth's Surface

Most of us have grown jaded to the lovely high-res video that drones deliver these days, which is so ubiquitous that it’s being used to recruit pledges to Greek life. Here’s something to restore your sense of wonder.

Trippy Hyperlapse Of Los Angeles Captures Its Unique Beauty

Los Angeles is too big and unwieldy to be considered a real city, especially since the only aspect of city life is the collective bumper-to-bumper spurts on the freeway during rush hour. Not to mention that its machine is responsible for so much that is awful in mainstream culture (celebrities! plastic surgery! excess!) that you might think that LA is a terrible place filled with beautifully terrible people. Nope!

Watch Frog Eggs Turn Into Tadpoles In This Beautiful Time Lapse

Video: This amazing timelapse shows frog eggs transforming into tadpoles in a mere 30 seconds. The spawn of frogs is so impressive and so sudden and so perfect that it’s easy to forget how complicated it is for Mother Nature to do that beautiful thing where she gives birth to life. Watch it all in the video below by Nipam H. Patel.

Europe's Biggest Infrastructure Project, Explored By Drone And Timelapse

After three years of non-stop digging, the tunnels for Crossrail, London’s new subway system, are finally complete. And while passengers won’t be running through the tunnels for another three years, Transport for London has sent down a bunch of drones and timelapse cameras to give us a much better feel for what’s been happening under London.

Assembling A Huge Cat 797 Dump Truck Is Like Building A Mechanical Giant

The CAT 797 mining truck is one of the largest haul trucks in the world and putting one together requires giant machinery that makes the truck look like a humungous Transformer or starship or alien planet station or mech or anything that’s comically oversized being built.

The Ground Looks Like A Mirror In This Stunning Timelapse Of Salt Flats

Video: The world is a beautiful place, but it’s even more stunning when the ground acts as a mirror and reflects the sky. Here is a beautiful timelapse of the world’s biggest salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia, filmed by Enrique Pacheco. It’s such a perfect reflection that you can’t even tell which side is the sky and which is the ground.

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