Somebody call Spider-Man, because I think we just spotted the Green Goblin! What you’re about to see is a jet-powered Flyboard Air being piloted at speeds up to 103.4 mph. This thing looks like a lot of fun.
Here’s something that’s truly amazing and hypnotizing to watch. Kite fanatic Erich Chew captured this footage of a massive octopus swimming through the air at the Marina Barrage in Singapore earlier this month. Either that, or it’s a drill from Cthulhu and his minions finally attack our reality.
You won’t see phone booths as creative or as colorful as the ones you’ll find in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Typically, phone booths are made to look plain so they’ll blend in with the surroundings, and only the people actually looking for them will be able to really “see” them.
If you ask me, 3D printing is the future of small-scale and short-run manufacturing. Assuming that the technology can come down in cost and increase in speed, many of the smaller items we use will eventually be 3D printed – at least custom stuff, like these awesome 3D printed guitars by Olaf Diegel.
I’ve always been impressed by those model makers who can cram a tiny ship inside of a bottle, but this model has completely blown my mind. What you’re looking at here is a tiny model of a KLM Airbus A330 inside of an incandescent light bulb.
Did you know that certain ants out there have translucent abdomens? We must have missed that day in entomology class. Not only are there see-through ants, but they can be filled with colorful liquid to make them any color you want!
Every time I think I’ve seen LEGOs pushed to the limit of their capabilities, somebody comes along and proves that there’s just that much more you can do with these incredible building blocks. In this particular case, we have a complex assembly line of robots built from only LEGO Mindstorms and standard LEGO pieces.
I’ve heard my share of horror stories of people dropping their iPhone 4 out of their pocket and having the screen shatter on impact. That’s why I was amazed when I read about this iPhone 4 which was accidentally dropped out of an airplane – and survived with nary a scratch.
…no not so much the samaritan part – the UNREAL ENGINE part. Honest to god, the graphics in this newly released real-time demo footage running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 is the best looking bit of game engine footage I’ve ever laid eyes on.
If you’ve ever used a table saw, you’ve probably had the horrific image of your fingers going flying off if you slip.
The incredible SawStop system uses capacitive sensors to detect when you accidentally touch the deadly spinning blade with your flesh.
These amazingly intricate robot models come to us courtesy of Henry’s Robots.
Henry has been amassing a virtual army of miniature metal mecha in his laboratory over the last few years. Each one is lovingly handmade by Henry, and I only wish I could have one sitting on my desktop right now.
Before I go on, let’s get it out of the way. Yes, Rubik’s Cube art is nothing new, and in all likelihood Nick Hall and the rest of the Cube Works team are following on the footsteps of earlier Rubik’s Cubists.
I’ve seen some pretty impressive geek costumes over the years, but this one might just take the cake. This precision-engineered Tauntaun costume has to be way up there at the top of the list.
Created by Scott Holden for the recent Zone Ball in Sacramento, this Tauntaun not only looks great, it actually walks.
What do you get when you’ve got a crapload of Rubik’s cubes lying around the house, and some serious artistic talent? You make some major pixel art, that’s what.
These Rubik’s pixel portraits by Irish artist John Quigley are truly mind-boggling.