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This Dreamy Drone Tour Shows The Rebirth Of Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s swiftly mutating downtown district is usually viewed at street level. Now, thanks to filmmaker Ian Wood, we get a top-down perspective of the city’s transformation in this gorgeous video, which he shot with a lightweight remote-controlled quadcopter and camera system. 20 stories up, there’s change afoot as well.


A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View Of How The New York Public Library Sorts Books

Your friendly local librarian hasn’t been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn’t mean the library itself hasn’t benefited from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary’s 150 branches is a daunting task, but it’s actually made surprisingly efficient with the laser scanning machines at its Queen’s sorting facility.


Watch: Olympus' Anywhere Classroom Teaches You How To Take Amazing Photos

If you’re new to photography, there is a huge range of excellent, high-quality videos on the Internet that you can use to hone your skills. Olympus has jumped on the bandwagon, with a trio of Anywhere Classroom videos that teach viewers a little about capturing arresting photos.


Watch Eight BASE Jumps From Eight Famous Buildings

Do you like modern architecture? What about stomach-churningly scary videos of people hurling themselves off tall things? Well, you’re in luck: After four people were arrested for BASE jumping off of One World Trade last month, we took a look at other jumps from famous buildings.


This Animated Vanagon Tribute Will Leave You Pining For Open Roads

Video: It takes a special breed of traveller to own a VW Vanagon. These quirky people-movers are far from the most luxurious whips on the road but they always seem to arrive at the most scenic of destinations. Or the garage. Because these things break down — a lot.


Supercut Of Heroes Getting Geared Up Will Make You Want To Kick Arse

Before confronting great adversity, your favourite film hero has to prepare him or herself mentally, physically, and with massive weaponry. That’s the delightfully simple premise of this supercut, which collects some of the best gearing up moments from film.


This Amazing Mechanical Shading System Makes Blinds Beautiful

Every so often, a project slides across your screen that seems too cool to be truly feasible. But Tyler Short, the architecture student behind this incredible louvre system, says his system’s been worked out to the last mechanical detail. Someone, manufacture this thing!


Nikon Shows You How To Get The Shot In New Tip Videos

Count this as marketing for Nikon, but it’s useful marketing nonetheless. The camera maker is rolling out a series of videos showing you how to develop your photography skills. The first one is all about combining natural light with a flash.


Watching Planes Land From Space Is Like A Video Game Brought To Life

Ever wanted to watch the world — in real-time HD — from space? Well prepare to experience what it’d be life if the world was your very own video game and check out a few planes landing at Beijing airport. It will be the coolest planespotting you’ve ever done.


This 1998 Video Sends You Inside The Web To Learn About Evil Cyberpunks

Websploitation videos of the 1990s had it all: sex, violence and crudely animated viruses chasing you in a Tron-like hellscape from which you’ll never escape.


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