Tagged: engineering

Artificial Intelligence: mankind’s last invention

The idea of technological singularity, and what it would mean if ordinary human intelligence were enhanced or overtaken by artificial intelligence. The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday...

Making a supersonic Nerf gun

I did a thing made a supersonic nerf gun that also shoots tampons. How to put your engineer studies into practice…

1000rpm spinning belt of knives

colinfurze invented the perfect weapon to keep your personal space safe.. 8 knifes, 1 belt…

Norway’s $47BN coastal highway

Norway’s western coast is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Carved by glaciers throughout the ages, some of these fjords stretch for 200 kilometers inland and are over a kilometer...

How a TV works in slow motion

If you are reading this, you’ve seen a screen with your eyes. But have you really seen it though? Like real proper seen it? Don’t worry, The Slow Mo Guys will help you out. This is...

Ace of Spades

Compressorhead is a project of Berlin-based artist Frank Barnes and collaborators Markus Kolb and Stock Plum consisting of a robot “band” that plays on real electric and acoustic instruments. The robots are made from...

Why you should make useless things

In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions — designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more —...