Best Videos Of The Week: Lego Engine, Camera Torture, Ice Core Drills And More

Try to keep up with the endless torrent of video content on the web each day and your brain could melt. Let us ease your fatigue with a selection of the best videos of the week. Enjoy!

Monster Machines: Antarctic Ice Core Drill Bores 100,000 Years Into The Past

Antarctica is a viciously inhospitable land, averaging a balmy -56C in the continent’s interior. That’s precisely where an intrepid band of American scientists have dug clean through 3405 metres of ice in an effort to research an aeon’s worth of climate change. To do it, they used this one-of-a-kind coring machine. More »

Arthur C. Clarke Predicted 50 Years Ago We Would Work Online In Our Pyjamas

Not only was Arthur C. Clarke one of the greatest science-fiction writers of all time, he also had a knack for looking ahead at where technology was going and accurately predicting how it would change life in the future. More »

Watch The 152,455-Piece Lego Rolls-Royce Engine In Action

Holy bucket of bricks — that 152,455-piece, 307kg, 2m long Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine doesn’t only look insane — it also moves! Watch the most complicated Lego machine in action. More »

How Canon Built Your Digital Camera

You’re not going to walk away with an in-depth knowledge of how to build your own digital camera from watching this video. But Canon’s behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into building and designing its digital cameras and lenses is still pretty fascinating. More »

Watch Pentax DSLRs Resist These Tortures

Apparently, some people love the Pentax DSLRs because they can stand storms and heavy rain. I never imagined they could be subjected to this kind of hardcore testing. That’s probably why US Army soldier Alex Jansen, now deployed in Afghanistan, loves them. More »

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