Using only paper as his materials, graphic designer Taras Lesko was recently commissioned by Audi to create a model version of their snappy new A7 automobile. Putting his print, cut and paste skills to work, Lesko came up with a version of the car that looks almost as if it could really drive. Be sure to check out the great ‘making-of’ video below and then head to visualspicer.com for more of this talented designers creations.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Last year, Patrick, a 24-year-old Austrian, decided to have his dysfunctional hand amputated and replaced with a bionic hand. He lost the use of his left hand after being electrocuted at work.
Here he demonstrates the extra movement his new bionic hand has given him, opening a bottle and tying his shoelaces, and tests a prototype hand which will give him additional wrist movement.
—Virgin Galactic has tested the return capabilities of their SpaceShipTwo spacecraft for the first time. The video of its first feathered flight is just too beautiful and elegant to describe. Just watch it:
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The test was conducted at the Mojave Desert, in California. WhiteKnightTwo lifted the suborbital spacecraft to the skies and then released it. Shortly after breaking free, SpaceShipTwo started its feathered descent maneuver. The video—which was taken with telescopic cameras provided and operated by the Clay Observatory—demonstrates that Burt Rutan's shuttlecock technology works like a charm. Such a simple design, yet so effective. This is exactly why I love aircrafts and engineering.
The 27-foot wingspan ship—which has a cabin of just 12 feet (3.66 meters) long by 7.5 feet (2.28 meter) in diameter—will take six people to space for $200,000 a head when it's operative. Start saving, people!
Then send me your money.
Don Gorske bites into the 18,000th Big Mac he has eaten in this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 file photo at Fond du lac High School, in Fond du Lac, Wis. The Fond du Lac man said he hit the 23,000 milestone in August 2008, continuing a culinary obsession that began May 17, 1972, and is fed by his obsessive-compulsive disorder. (AP/The Reporter)
Fond du Lac, Wis. – How many Big Macs have you eaten in your lifetime? Well, a Wisconsin man knows exactly how many of the iconic burgers he’s scarfed down over the years, and the number will probably blow your mind.
A special ceremony was planned Tuesday afternoon at McDonald’s in Fond du Lac for Don Gorske. That’s because, since 1972, Gorske has eaten at least two Big Macs a day, which means the 57-year-old will be eating his 25,000th Big Mac on the 39th anniversary of eating his first.
The Fond du Lac man says he ate nine on May 17, 1972 and has only missed nine days since then, for various reasons.
He has kept most of the boxes or receipts or has made specific notes in calendars that he’s kept.
Gorske says he probably has an obsessive-compulsive disorder but he doesn’t consider it a problem.
He jokes that 25,000 is a milestone because people didn’t think he’d live this long. But he says he recently saw a doctor who said he was in good health and his cholesterol is low.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The Spielberg and JJ Abrams' throwback film, Super 8, is on its way to theaters and it looks like we’re not the only people excited about it. Whether or not it has anything to do with the release of the film we’re not sure, but Friedemann Wachsmuth has built a fully-functional Super 8 film projector using nothing but LEGOs!
Ok, so obviously the lens, reel spindles and lamp aren’t made from LEGOs but the rest of this thing is 100% LEGO awesomeness. LEGO Technic pieces were the building material of choice and the projector seems to work pretty well. Wachsmuth has even given it the ability to rewind when he’s done watching grandpa’s old home movies!
The projector uses two engines, features automatic feeding at 24 fps and uses an LED flashlight as the lamp. It’s always great to see people build usable pieces of equipment with nothing but LEGOs, so head past the break to see Wachsmuth’s LEGO Super 8 projector in action!
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