Primitive Technology made bricks and roof tiles out of plain old mud. He made molds out of wood, then dried the bricks in the sun and in a kiln. He realized that he should filter the mud next time, because the sand and gravel resulted in brittle bricks and tiles.
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Illustrator Sylvain Rusques‘ abstract short film doubles as the music video for Yom from Mars‘ alt-rock track Bad Mechanical Systems. It follows an astronaut as he journeys through a mysterious world on a mission to space. It’s thin on plot, but the animation is top notch.
Most locks unlock with either a few turns of a dial, or inserting a key. But the Schloss 250 is a lock puzzle that requires 250+ moves in order to open its hasp. The solution is relatively simple once you get it, but quite time consuming. The Generation Lock is even more challenging.
A pure-electric 2-seater jet plane designed to take off and land without a runway. The Lilium Jet can transition from hover to airplane mode once airborne, and is expected to offer speeds up to 300 km/h (~186 mph) and a 300 km (~186 mi) range, if and when it goes into production.
Kyle Hill from Nerdist recently posted a brief clip that shows the crazy stuff that happens when you inject compressed air into a bed filled with sand. We spotted this 2012 video from The Royal Institution that shows much more, and provides an explanation of the physics at work.
The whole idea of sitcom laugh tracks make us cringe. Do we really need to be told when something is funny? Regardless, hit TV shows continue to do it. Owen Cooper decided to see if it would be any better if he swapped the “live studio audience” with Ricky Gervais’ laugh.
Super Deluxe introduces us to Eric Lindsey of Prosthetic Artists, Inc. to go inside the artistry of creating prosthetic eyes for people who have lost theirs. Each eye must not only be perfectly fitted, but must be precisely painted to match the patient’s natural eye characteristics.
Vox contextualizes Grant Wood’s 1930 painting American Gothic. One thing they failed to point out is the significance of that Gothic-style window – it’s like a carbon fiber hood on a Prius. Whether it’s pathetic, aspirational, or just how life works is up to you.
(PG-13: Language) British GQ continues to entertain with their chill video interview series, this time taking on Jezza, Captain Slow and The Hamster as they chat about their current daily drivers, the differences between Amazon and the BBC, the state of TV, and celebrity life.