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A Working V8 Engine, Made Completely Out of Paper

When Belarusian engineer Aliaksei Zholner holds up the tiny plastic container at the beginning of this video, it’s hard to believe what he pulls from inside. He’s built an incredibly miniature V8 car engine that functions almost like the real ...
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Student Creates Electromagnetic Harvester

A digital media student in Germany, Dennis Siegel, has put on his engineering hat to create a small device that can collect energy from thin air. Siegel explains, “We are surrounded by electromagnetic fields which we are producing for information ...
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Smart Sand: Will We Duplicate Objects in a Sandbox?

MIT researchers are developing small magnetic cubes that can communicate with each other to auto-duplicate objects in a “sand box” using a subtractive production algorithm. 3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. ...
Bendy robot wiggles like a big worm

Bendy robot wiggles like a big worm

A robot built with a series of springs along the length of its body has the flexibility to move like a worm around obstacles. The super-sized “worm-bot” is modeled on the C. elegans nematode, a tiny free-living worm that uses ...
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How Engineers Make Drinks: Mixing Blueprint

How do engineers mix their drinks? Very precisely and using a blueprint, it seems. Our friends over at flowingdata.com, dug up this vintage poster featuring over 30 classic drinks such as the Zombie, Gin Fizz & White Russian. According to ...