Creating commercials for new cars can be challenging because the cars aren’t always yet in production. The Mill’s amazing contraption acts a stand-in for virtually any car, simulating its length, width, wheels, and driving dynamics. CG artists can then wrap it in any virtual body.
THE BEST Awesome
Located in Hangzhou, China, and designed by XL-MUSE, Zhongshuge bookstore has walls and ceilings covered with mirrors to exapnd its space to depict an inventory of books that rivals the Library of Congress. The kids’ section is especially awesome. (Photos by Shao Feng)
Another amazing LEGO creation from builder Talapz. This incredible mechanical construction starts out looking like a big book, but unfolds to reveal an intricate model of Japan’s iconic Himeji Castle. It looked a little precarious there when he went to fold it back up though.
Engineers from the MIT Tangible Media Lab have improved upon their earlier tactile display system, adding the ability to control the perceived amounts of flexibility, elasticity, and viscosity. The result is a display that can feel like a variety of materials, from rubber to water.
“It’s all fairly simple.” Yeah right. Woodworker Frank Howarth celebrates Star Wars Day in the best way possible – by sharing video of his painstakingly handcrafted wooden Death Star. It’s simply astounding that you can make something like this from flat pieces of wood.
Colin Furze has gone and outdone himself this time. The crazy inventor has built himself a bike that can hover off the ground, much like Return of the Jedi’s speeder bikes. Sure, it’s ridiculously dangerous, and doesn’t exactly go fast, but it’s still awesome. See how he built it here.
Check out this footage of the DMG MORI Lasertec 65 3D, an amazing marvel of modern engineering which is capable of first building up rough metal forms using laser deposition welding, then switching heads to precisely mill and drill them into finished parts.
Volvo Trucks demonstrates the insane amount of power one of its FH16 trucks can exert, as a single truck pulls 40 loaded containers weighing over 1.6 million lbs. We’re not sure it really helped, but they put World’s Strongest Man Magnus Samuelsson behind the wheel.
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