Here are a couple of videos to make your eyes wet or wide.
The first warrants a tissue alert, because even if you’re not a dog lover, you’ll probably get sniffly to see a dog with genetic deformities become fully mobile due to custom-designed, 3D printed prostheses. This is really, really cool technology and I foresee amazing things happening in both veterinary and human medicine in the next few decades as 3D printing hits its stride. We’re already printing working blood vessels, which until now was the primary roadblock to printing replacement organs. Someday soon, the idea of using secondhand organs from other bodies is going to sound medieval. And the possibilities in prosthetics are nothing but awesome.
Then there’s this amazing video of timelapse storm photography. Absolutely watch this in full screen and HD if you can. Warning: there are a couple of spots that might trigger light-sensitive epilepsy.
I love the opening sequence, where a distant storm gets nearer and nearer and finally roars overhead. The editing is top notch, synchronized perfectly with the music (which I think has a few rough patches, but that’s a matter of taste). The footage is glorious all the way through to the mammatus clouds at the very end. One thing I particularly loved was the variation in colors of these massive storm cells and cloud formations. Gray, blue, black, greenish-yellow…impressive (and scary) stuff.