Video: You'd assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage. But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week.
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Video: If you've never had the opportunity to venture far enough north to take in the northern lights, the filmmakers at More Than Just Parks captured a stunning example of the Aurora Borealis' majesty over Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park. These timelapse videos might even be better than the real thing since you don't even have to put your phone down to watch nature's most impressive display.
Video: There isn't not enough ice on the Earth's polar caps to flood the entire planet should global warming turn it all into water. But sea levels will keep rising, and Danny MacRostie's beautiful timelapse footage of fog rolling over California's Mount Tamalpais feels like an eerie sneak peek of where the world might be headed.
Video: When you're caught in a downpour, you never stop to think about the scale of the storm that's soaking you, you're just trying to stay dry. But through Mike Olbinski's timelapse camera, we get a rare glimpse of raging storms from a safe distance, revealing their massive scale, but also their limited reach as they pour rain down on the earth.
It almost defies belief what modern science is capable of. Take this facial reconstruction of Meritamen, a mummified Egyptian woman who may have lived anywhere from 2000-3500 years ago. The reconstruction was conducted by scientists and researchers from Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and many others.
You pop some paracetamol or ibuprofen and don't give much thought to the journey it's about to take through your body. But what if you could capture part of that trip? You know, the pretty part when it's dissolving in your fluids. Doesn't sound like tempting viewing, but photographer Ben Ouaniche has delivered a fair approximation.
Video: If you didn't grow up in the American Midwest, you've probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Storm chaser and wedding photographer Mike Olbinski edited 60,000 frames worth of timelapse sequences into this six-minute montage called Vorticity that will leave you with a new respect for Mother Nature.
Until today, there really wasn't a good reason for any sane human to buy a consumer 3D printer. But thanks to animator Eran Amir, the tech has a raison d'etre: So that everyone can 3D print tiny baby sculptures and use them to shoot hilarious timelapse videos of an albino infant sprinting around the world. It should have been so obvious all along.
You may enjoy watching the hours of footage you recorded the last time you went skiing, but your friends are too polite to tell you how boring it actually is. So instead of spending days editing your adventures down to a short highlight reel, Microsoft has just introduced a new app called Hyperlapse that can automatically turn long, shaky videos into short, steady timelapse clips.
Perhaps you were lucky enough to bag a shiny new DSLR for Christmas last year (and a nice lens or two) and after taking a few snaps of random objects, you're ready to take on something a little more challenging. A timelapse is a good place to start on the journey to more sophisticated photography and if you're wondering what you'll need, this video should help.
Video: It's embarrassing to admit but my knowledge of Portugal beyond Cristiano Ronaldo and delicious Portuguese egg tarts and that one hilarious drone fail is pretty much non existent. It looks peaceful though! Maybe I should go.
Video: If you want to get away from people and feel like you're not living on Earth while living on Earth, the places that come to mind are like Iceland for the out of this world alien paradise life or Montana for the beautiful outdoors or New Zealand, where the world looks like it hides magic powers.
The professionals make it look easy, but the truth is creating good hyperlapses (and timelapses) requires skill and patience. Unlike snapping a single still, lapse photography depends on capturing a lot of images with minimal to no variation in light levels, framing and positioning. If you're after some pointers, you've come to the right place (well, video).
Although we have a pretty good idea of what life is like in North Korea, most of what we actually see comes from carefully controlled images released by the government. "Enter Pyongyang" is an incredibly beautiful video that was shot by a Beijing-based tour company, and it might give us the most honest look yet at the North Korean capital.
When you find yourself on an overnight flight, you're not going to skip the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the sun emerging from the horizon. Sadly, the tiny windows of a commercial airliner are usually insufficient to capture such views in all their glory. The cockpit however? Yeah, that's going to give you a result like the clip here, which takes us through an accelerated journey between Tokyo and San Francisco.