Videos

A Water-Spewing Swing Set to Delight and Frighten Children

This hacked "Waterfall Swing" puts kids through dozens of rainstorms each minute.

Watch a Russian Factory Makeover on Super Fast Forward

A drab facility in Pervouralsk, Russia, gets a colorful new look in this time-lapse video by Sasha Aleksandrov.

A Video Installation Designed To Terrify Arachnophobes

A German art show channels 1950s horror flicks with gigantic, scurrying spiders.

New York City's Skyscrapers Blast Off to Mars

A far-out music video, using actual NASA footage, imagines New York's architecture taking a journey through space.

A Jacket That Hugs You For Getting Facebook 'Likes'

Say hello to the saddest clothing in the world.

Paying People To Plant Trees

A Chicago group is fighting storm water pollution and heat islands by offering rebates to people who buy trees or rain barrels.

In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

Nerds crowdsource a sci-fi adventure that imagines the city as a post-apocalyptic wonderland.

Low-Income Housing Can Be Energy Efficient Too

A Boston non-profit is retrofitting the city's affordable housing stock and cutting energy costs by about 20 percent. 

A Japanese Subway Train Composed of Music

All aboard the Math Homework Express!

The Little Robot Who Grew Up to Devour a City

This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.

Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

Who Are Google's Ocean 'Street Views' Really For?

Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?

How One Man's Bicycle Commute Inspired a Strange Song

Using a variety of electronics hooked up to his body, Brian House turned his daily bike route in New York into music.

Barcelona's Famed Cathedral Finally Gets the Color It Wanted

Special-effects wizards used Antoni Gaudì's sketches to psychedelically animate the La Sagrada Familia.

Fun Job of the Day: Russian Garbageman

Where do I send my résumé?

FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

Would You Ride This Cardboard Bike?

An Israeli designer invents a paper bike that could sell for $60 a pop.

The Social and Economic Roots of Oakland's Graffiti Boom

How the recession and rage against the system are fueling street art.

Totally Radical Ode of the Day: The Coolest Bus Around!

The ride of your life awaits in Denmark.