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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Watch: Enormous Horse-Dragon Robot Takes On Gigantic Spider

In something like a scene out of a Transformers film, an enormous horse-dragon robot and a gigantic mechanical spider have been battling it out in downtown Beijing. The show is stirring awe in the Chinese capital and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and China. “Long Ma”, which means a fine horse in the shape of a dragon, takes on the spider called “The Princess” in a robotic puppet show loosely based on the Chinese creation myth of the goddess Nuwa, who made people out of yellow mud and saved humanity from apocalypse after one of the pillars […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Australian students break world speed record for electric vehicle

A team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have built a solar electric vehicle called eVe which has gone on to claim the title of the world’s fastest electric vehicle over 500 km. With a speed of 107 km/h, the student team known as Sunswift smashed the previous record of 73 km/h which had stood for an incredible 26 years. “It’s not often you can confidently say you made history before you even graduated,” said Sunswift’s project director and third-year engineering student Hayden Smith in a press release. The record was broken on July […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Carpenter from Russia carves intricate wooden motorbike

What happens when you have a Russian carpenter that has plenty of time on his hands due to a shortage of work? Well its seems that you end up with a wooden motorbike if that carpenter is Yuri Hvtisishvili. [Image Courtesy of Soviet-moto.ru] Yuri Hvtisishvili wanted to do something to occupy himself when he ran short of work during a slow period. Along with having a passion for carpentry, he also has a love of Soviet motorbikes and so he gave himself the challenge of carving a full scale model of such a motorbike. [Image Courtesy of Soviet-moto.ru] He chose the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

3D printed heart helps to save the life of a baby

A baby of just two weeks old with congenital heart defects has undergone a lifesaving operation which was able to be performed thanks to a combination of 3D printing and MRI technology. A surgeon was able to perform the operation using a novel technique which revolved around taking MRI images of the baby’s heart and then creating a 3D map of it. [Image Courtesy of MorganStanleyHospital] The 3D printed heart allowed doctors to study the heart in detail and be used for practice until they knew exactly what needed doing before they even started the operation on the baby. Typically when doing surgery […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 art installations that will blow your mind

There are many art installation projects made each year but there are some that simply stand out above others. Here we have 10 art installations that will blow your mind. Colorful Canopies of Umbrellas [Image Courtesy of Sextaferia Producoes] This very colourful art installation was designed with umbrellas by Sextafeira Producoes who titled it Colorful Canopies. The designers wanted to turn the shopping streets of Portugal into a stunning visual experience, which is exactly what it achieved. From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes [Image Courtesy of Alex Chinneck] Alex Chinneck from Britain was behind the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Covent Garden levitating building leaves Londoners awestruck

British artist Alex Chinneck has installed his latest work of ark in Covent Garden with the title of ‘Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder’. It features a building that looks to have been broken in half, with the top half floating around 3 metres in mid-air making it appear to be levitating. [Image Courtesy of Alex Chinneck] The 12 metre long prefab building has been made mostly from CNC polystyrene with the building having been chopped in half. The top half of the building seems to be hanging in the air un-supported and has visitors to Covent Garden […]