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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Combining Engineering And Marketing to Produce Magic

We constantly get hit every now and then by the beauty and magic of engineering and the innovations that seem impossible if it weren’t for this interesting field of science. What’s even more fascinating is taking this engineering a step further and making use of its magic in the marketing and advertising industry. That’s right… A new startup has just launched a few weeks ago called Engineering Magic that does exactly that. Engineering Magic’s best selling product, the Emagic Product Display, utilizes a combination of permanent magnets and electromagnets whose magnetic field strengths are adjusted via a microcontroller for the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Modular paper sculptures intricately formed by artist

You will probably be aware of the Japanese art of paper folding, origami, however UK artist Richard Sweeney takes the art a notch further as he creates intricate and delicate 3D modular paper sculptures from a sheet of paper and the results are stunning. [Image Courtesy of Richard Sweeney] While origami is paper folding to make shapes without cutting, the art of Sweeney differs as he uses paper, a ruler, glue and a cutter to form complex shapes which range in height from those that stand on the table top and floor to ceiling installations. Some of the most impressive of […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

The 10 most expensive watches

Watches can be such an intricate beauty that it’s no surprise they can often come with pretty steep price tags. But as well as the meticulous work that has gone into the design and manufacture of such beautifully engineered pieces, there are other factors that can knock the price tag up such as the materials used in their design. Below we present the 10 most expensive watches, be they jewel encrusted for her or modern masterpieces for him. Which one is your favourite? 10. Brequet Pocket Watch 1970 BA/12 $734,000 This very stylish pocket watch in 18 karat gold is […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

This kid’s Batmobile will have you green in envy

I’m not often an envious person but I do get kinda annoyed when I see kids who still haven’t teethed holding the latest tablet or smartphone. I mean, seriously? Well, what you’re about to see has tipped me over the edge… This toddler has his own god damn Batmobile! [Image Courtesy of Super-Fan Builds/Break] Oh yeah and not just some plastic crappy looking Batmobile, it’s been designed and engineered as a pretty good replica of the Tumbler Batmobile featured in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Just look at that attention to detail. The kid doesn’t even look old enough to […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Mario Lives! Artificial intelligence brings Super Mario to life

Ever since Super Mario first appeared in the Donkey Kong arcade game back in 1981 he has seen constant updates and development. From 2D to 3D to the inclusion of a voice, but now computer scientists from the University of Tübingen in Germany have given Mario a voice of his own and brought him to life using artificial intelligence. [Image Courtesy of Mario Lives! project] Known as the “Mario Lives!” project, the aim of the research is to build a living and conversing Mario Agent. The team have released a video as entry to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

‘Be My Eyes’ app allows anybody to assist the blind

‘Be My Eyes,’ a new crowd-sourced app, has utilised the iPhone’s video call function to allow the blind to get instant help from sighted people in challenging situations. In the first days since its launch, nearly 40,000 people have joined. The app was launched on Thursday, 3 days ago, and since then it has already assisted people over 3,400 people on more than 7,000 occasions, according to the counter on the Be My Eyes website. And the number of people signing u to assist the blind seems to be continually increasing. It’s a rather touching use of existing tech, especially when all the […]