Have You Played… Starcraft 2?

Home • StarCraft II • Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.Spacebar: hammer out five drones. Page Up: slap down a refinery, place a bunker for protection. 2: Scout. Have a quick poke, pull back. Home: marines queued, rallied to the bunker. Spacebar:…

Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine

A drone flying by UC Berkeley’s Campanile. Credit: Noah Berger UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days. For the past 15 years, the efficiency of converting heat into electricity with thermovoltaics has been stalled at 23 percent. But…

#Woodworking: American Flag Made From 2x4s

“I made a wooden flag out of 2x4s for my oldest friend from high school who works as a peace officer. I grinded and sanded it to look like it it blowing in the wind and used a torch to burn in the dark areas.” From Redditoror and IMGURian GoodlyEarth. Don’t miss the video at…

Hong Kong protesters use lasers to blind security cameras

Freelance journalist Alessandra Bocchi posted this video of protesters in Hong Kong using some kind of laser to target security forces’ cameras: it’s part of the #612strike movement’s stunning repertoire of improvised anti-police countermeasures, in a near-civil-war where faces have become a battleground. Hong Kong protestors are on another level. Here they’re using lasers to…

Enter the Sandman in the style of Let’s Dance-era Bowie

Ten Second Songs is one of those amazing YouTube channels that doom you to a morning lost in someone’s incredible and decidedly unique talent. In this case, performing songs in the style of other musicians, including excellent vocal impersonations. [via Metafilter] Neil Young hates what the internet has done to music Spotify may not be…

This 30 minute video is a soothing montage of electronics soldering

My former MAKE magazine colleague Becky Stern put together this pleasing video of close-up circuit solderings. Image: YouTube/Becky Stern Instagram account filled with mesmerizing animated contraptions Andreas Wannerstedt, a motion graphics designer and animator from Sweden, has an Instagram account of delightful endlessly looping virtual kinetic machines. I instantly followed his account as soon as…