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Adam Savage Found the Perfect Reason To Spend Tens of Thousands of Dollars on a Robotic Dog

With a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars, Boston Dynamics’ Spot robodog was a tough sell when it officially went on sale last September. A real dog was much cheaper, and arguably more useful, but as an alternative to an electric car, Adam Savage might have found the perfect way to justify buying a robotic dog.Read more...
Tags: Science, Softbank, Robots, Robotics, Tested, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics


How Adam Savage Made an Amazingly Lifelike But Equally Creepy Replica of 2001's Starchild Baby

The final scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring a baby floating in space, still leave many people scratching their heads. But even if Adam Savage didn’t fully understand what Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke meant with the reveal, he knew he had to recreate the character for his personal prop collection. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 2001, Tested, Adam Savage, Props, Replicas


The Morning Watch: ‘Jurassic World’ Parkour, Stunt Driving with Zoe Bell & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Adam Savage goes for a drive with stuntwoman Zoe Bell as she tries to get the hang of drifting. Plus, Jurassic World gets some parkour flair in the form of a fun viral video, and Jodie Foster answers some of...
Tags: Movies, Jurassic World, Mel Gibson, Tested, Adam Savage, Universal Pictures, Zoe-Bell, Jodie-Foster, Jodie, Video Of The Day, Owen Grady, Calen Chan, The Morning Watch


How to photograph a NASA rocket launch with remote cameras

Under the pre-dawn skies of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5th, 2018, NASA launched InSight. Destined for Mars, InSight launched on the back of an Atlas V-401 rocket, one of the biggest rockets available for interplanetary flight. It’s the first mission to leave Vandenberg Air Force Base that is destined for another […] The post How to photograph a NASA rocket launch with remote cameras appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, California, Nasa, Insight, Rocket Launch, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Tested, Norman Chan, Rocket Launch Photography


This Peek at The Expanse's VFX Proves Adam Savage Didn't Actually Die in Space

After getting to go behind the scenes on season two of The Expanse for his Tested series, Adam Savage was lucky enough to get a cameo on the show. But as Montreal studio Oblique FX reveals in this VFX breakdown reel, the former Mythbusters host didn’t actually die in the hostile environment of an alien planet... but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Behind The Scenes, The Expanse, Montreal, Visual Effects, Cg, Vfx, Tested, Adam Savage, Computer Graphics, Oblique FX


The Morning Watch: How ‘The Incredibles’ Should Have Ended, Jim Henson Exhibition Tour & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how Pixar’s The Incredibles should have ended. Plus, take a tour of the new Jim Henson exhibition on display at the Museum of the Moving Image and watch a video essay looking closely at how David Fi...
Tags: Movies, Sesame Street, The Social Network, Hishe, Pixar, David-Fincher, Tested, Adam Savage, Social Network, Jim Henson, Fincher, Video Of The Day, Fight-Club, How It Should Have Ended, Video Essay, The-Muppets


The Morning Watch: Behind the Scenes of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Edition

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, Adam Savage from Mythbusters went behind the scenes of one of the Blade Runner 2049 prequel shorts to show you how much work went into these pieces of marketing leading up to the sequel that just hit theat...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Tested, Adam Savage, Warner Brothers, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage, Blade-Runner, Blade Runner 2049, The Morning Watch, Doug Harlocker Savage


Watching Adam Savage Build a Replica of Excalibur Will Help Slake Your Thirst For Battle, Just a Little

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds series for Tested has taken him everywhere from making faux Apollo-era spacesuit parts to a ping pong machine gun, but this time he went a little more medieval. In this week’s installment, Savage decided to remake the legendary sword from 1981 fantasy film Excalibur using some of the same…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tested, Adam Savage, Savage, Props, Swords, Excalibur


The Secret to How Hollywood Makes an Actor Vomit Massive Amounts of Blood

Adam Savage and the Tested crew recently had the opportunity to visit the sets of Alien: Covenant, and in their latest video they not only get some hands-on time with many of the weapons used in the upcoming prequel, they also learned the secrets of how alien-infected actors are able to vomit so much blood.Read more...
Tags: Science, Blood, Tested, Adam Savage, Practical Effects, Special Effects, Alien Covenant, Aiens


You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween

If you’re planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It’s the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It’s also where you’ll find Darren Moser detailing his build of a life-size K-2SO…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Tested, Props, Replicas, Rogue One, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, RPF, K 2so, Darren Moser


Top 5 Ways To Reload From Slide Lock Tested

Ever want to see the top 5 ways to reload from slide lock put to the test? You are in luck! Reloading your pistol faster from slide lock isn’t witchcraft, it only takes practice and the right method. In this episode of TFBTV, Patrick takes an analytical look at the 5 basic ways to reload a […] Read More … The post Top 5 Ways To Reload From Slide Lock Tested appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Top 5, Guns, Tested, Timer, Patrick, Pistols, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, M&P, Glock 19, Reload, Slide Lock Reload


Ghost In the Shell Geishas: Go Behind-the-Scenes at WETA Workshop

Ghost In the Shell geishas: Go behind-the-scenes at WETA Workshop The Ghost In the Shell geishas have been spoken about as one of the high points of the film’s trailer. If you’re curious about how they made those terrifying robots, Adam Savage (Mythbusters) has a video for you. On his show Tested, he heads down to Wellington, New Zealand to chat with Sir Richard Taylor, CEO and co-founder of WETA Workshop. He got a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible amount of work that went into these c...
Tags: Movies, Taylor, Paramount Pictures, Shell, Tested, Adam Savage, Savage, Richard Taylor, Wellington New Zealand, Adam Savage Mythbusters, WETA, Weta Workshop, ComingSoon, Movie News, Takeshi Kitano, Rupert Sanders


Watch Adam Savage Give a Nerf Blaster an Impressive Scifi Movie Prop Makeover

Despite being made of plastic, Nerf’s dart blasters look incredibly realistic and detailed—as long as you can ignore their garishly bright colors. Adam Savage apparently could not, however, so he spent an entire day giving the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 a fantastic facelift to make it look like a prop from of a scifi…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hasbro, Weapons, Tested, Adam Savage, Nerf, Props, Blasters


Watch Adam Savage Geek Out Over an Original HAL 9000 in Peter Jackson's Amazing Prop Collection

Before he started busting myths, Adam Savage worked in the special effects industry building props and models for films. His love of iconic film artifacts is reflected in some of the recent builds he’s shared online, but it’s also fun to just watch him geek out over Peter Jackson’s amazing film prop collection.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanley Kubrick, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Nikon, Peter Jackson, Tested, Adam Savage, Props, Replicas


Intel Core i5-7600K Tested

Before its official launch a Core i5-7600K processor (non-ES) made its way to Chinese tech site PCOnline, who took no time putting it through a bunch of tests. This was made possible by many motherboard manufacturers releasing CPU support BIOS's for their LGA1151 boards. The Core i5-7600K is based on the 14 nm "Kaby Lake" silicon and will effectively replace the current i5-6600K. The chip feature a quad-core design with a core clock of 3.80 GHz and a boost clock up to 4.20 GHz and 6MB of cach...
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Tested, Processor, Benchmark, Intel Core, Kaby Lake


How a Mythbuster removes a stuck on filter with a bandsaw

We’ve all come across a situation where we’ve had a filter on a lens that just wouldn’t come off. If you haven’t, you will one day. Switching environments, or just leaving your filter on there for too long can cause it to pretty much become embedded into the front lens element. At other times, cheap filters, [...] The post How a Mythbuster removes a stuck on filter with a bandsaw appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Tested, Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Lens Filters, 5D Mark IV


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Completes His ‘Fifth Element’ Weapon Replica After 17 Years

Easily one of the coolest sci-fi weapons of all time is the ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. If you’re not as familiar with the Luc Besson sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis as you should be, it’s the weapon that Gary Oldman demonstrates for his alien crime partners who are trying to steal the elemental stones for him. The gun has a rocket launcher, arrow launcher, net launcher, flamethrower, ice blast, a feature that allows every bullet shot to hit the same target, and of course a self-destruct but...
Tags: Movies, Germany, Sci-fi, Luc Besson, Gary-Oldman, Tested, Adam Savage, Cool Stuff, Bruce Willis, Creations, The Fifth Element


Adam Savage Built a Perfect Replica of The Fifth Element's Zorg ZF-1 Blaster

The Fifth Element is one of those movies you can’t help but watch all the way through whenever it’s on TV. There are just too many wonderful moments to miss, but clearly Adam Savage’s favorite was the reveal of the Zorg ZF-1 blaster. Why else would he spend over 10 years building a replica of his own?Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Guns, Tested, Adam Savage, Props, Replicas, Blasters, Zorg, The Fifth Element


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Built An Incredible Model of ‘The Shining’ Shrubbery Maze

Since it’s October, you’re bound to catch Stanley Kubrick‘s psychological horror masterpiece The Shining at some point (hopefully not ruined by being cut for time and content on television). Of course, even though the movie is perfect for Halloween, it’s really the kind of twisted thriller that can be watched anytime. One of the film’s biggest fans is Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, and he recently showed just how much love he has for the classic when heundertook quite the massive project for ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Thriller, Stanley Kubrick, Tested, Adam Savage, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, The Shining, LACMA, Creations


Cool Stuff: Adam Savage Builds A Mobile Movie Theater In A Pick-Up Truck

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has built plenty of awesome props, gadgets, mechanisms and more over the long history of The Discovery Channel program. But his latest endeavor for the folks at Tested might be the coolest creation for all you cinephiles out there. As part of a cross-promotion with Honda, Adam Savage turned their Ridgeline pick-up truck into a mobile movie theater for all those times that you want to go camping, but would like to have everyone able to watch a movie without crowdi...
Tags: Movies, Tested, Adam Savage, Cool Stuff, Creations


This Incredibly Detailed Lightsaber Is the Best Reason to Own a 3D Printer

3D printers can make lots of cool things, but lightsabers might be the coolest. If you need proof, I submit Tested’s video as evidence. Read more...
Tags: Science, 3d Printing, Tested, Lightsabers


All Hail This Brilliant Animatronic Hypnotoad

Remember that live-action Futurama fan film someone was making? In addition to binging Bender, Fry, Leela, Zoidberg, and the professor into our world, the Fan-o-rama filmmakers are working on realizing other characters too, including the all-knowing, benevolent, hypnotoad—ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD (replica).Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Futurama, Frogs, Models, Puppets, Tested, Special Effects, Props, Bender, Frank Ippolito, Hypnotoad


How to Make Your Own Creepy Human Lego Minifig Mask

Yesterday, Frank Ippolito’s human-like Lego Minifigure costume freaked out everyone on the internet who didn’t see it in person at San Diego Comic-Con. But today the team at Tested is back with a follow-up video revealing how Frank created his freakish cosplay.Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Toys, Science, Lego, Minifigures, San Diego, Cosplay, Tested, Frank, Frank Ippolito


A Human Lego Minifigure Is All Your Nightmares Come True

There’s finally a good reason to not feel bad about missing San Diego Comic-Con last week. The team at Tested, working with Frank Ippolito, a special effects makeup artist, wondered what a Lego Minifig would look like if it were human. The results, as it turns out, will have you terrified of even looking at Lego from this day on.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Nightmares, Tested, SDCC, Frank Ippolito, San Diego Comic Con


DEBUNKED: “Bulletproof” Carhartt Jackets

In May of this year, it was reported that that New York Police Department’s Speed Gold Dot 124-grain +P loads were insufficient to penetrate a Carhartt jacket that a suspect was wearing: Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was […] Read More … The post DEBUNKED: “Bulletproof” Carhartt Jackets appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Speed, Nypd, Tested, Midtown, New York Police Department, Daily News, Carhartt


All Beijing School Running Tracks Are Being Tested for Poison After Kids Fall Ill

It's the latest public health scandal to grip Chinese parents
Tags: School, China, Uncategorized, Poison, Tested, Toxic


Adam Savage Goes Incognito to Comic Con as Hellboy

“Isn’t San Diego Comic Con in July?” you might be wondering. And you’d be right. But Adam went to the first inaugural Silicon Vally Comic Con on a personal invite from Steve Wozniak, and he pulled out all stops.Read more...
Tags: Hellboy, Tested, Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Adam, Steve Wozniak, Silicon Valley Comic Con, Incognito Comic Con


VOTD: How to Make a Working ‘Ghostbusters’ Ghost Trap with a 3D Printer

The world of movies is chock full of cool devices, tools, weapons and more that sadly just aren’t real. Thankfully, we can buy replicas of some of our favorite sci-fi props. But if you’re more of a tech savvy, hands-on kind of fan, maybe you’d just rather make your own. And if you’ve always wanted a Ghostbusters ghost trap of your own, we have just the video for you. The folks over at Tested have revealed a video that shows how to make a working Ghostbusters ghost trap, complete with lights, sm...
Tags: Comedy, Sci-fi, Sony, Ghostbusters, Tested, Cool Stuff, Norman Chan, Columbia Pictures, Video Of The Day, Creations, Sean Charlesworth


Cricket Bat Willow - Kashmir v English and cricket bat qualities and attributes.

Kashmir Willow (This is still being worked on). In cricket the term Kashmir willow is said with contempt and utter derision, but is it really that bad and why has it got such a bad reputation?  As someone who bowls and bats at number 9,10 or 11 I've never understood why anyone who can't bat and there are many of us at club level (Some of whom don't bowl) would ever pay for a good quality bat? Is the bad rep down to the characteristics and properties of the wood or is there something about...
Tags: UK, England, Review, Opinion, Ebay, India, Adidas, Quality, Cricket, Essex, Guidance, Kashmir, Sachin Tendulkar, Tested, Bats, Batting


Watch Adam Savage Build Barbarella's Kickass Space Rifle

If this hour-long video teaches us anything, it's that Adam Savage could easily be the world's greatest cosplayer if he wanted to be. On a new Tested video as part of "Adam Savage's One Day Builds," the sci-fi-obsessed Savage tackles another ambitious project—Barbarella's Space Rifle. Read more...
Tags: Tested, Barbarella, Adam Savage, Adam Savage Build Barbarella