via Mother Jones
Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, who was the only female entrant to finish her project in a local hackathon.
Earth, as seen from an RC plane Photo stitched from 50 video frames captured by the GoPro2, carried aboard an RC controlled plane, at an altitude of roughly 30,000 meters
David Windestål, of RCExplorer.se
One of the more delightful YouTube video genres involves sending a camera into space beneath a weather balloon. The first one I ever saw featured a father and his young son in Brookyln. Other have used it for everything from college admission letters to Hello Kitty to Natty Light, to even a LEGO version Felix Baumgartner's jump. Okay, that last one didn't actually make it to space, but it fits the genre: slow launch, frantic first person footage as it plummets, and then a triumphant recovery. Most of these drops rely on a tough camera casing that can survive the fall back to Earth.
Every cardboard box dreams of one day becoming a glorious digital pixel. And this is just about as close as they'll get - in a fun 8-by-8 grid of interactive goodness.