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Engineer Builds a Bizarre 'Floating Table' Held up by Strings Only

Is it real? Is it fake? Actually, it is just engineering.

Today, The Action Lab brings you an experiment you might have done during your high school science classes. This little bug is fun to watch and conduct which makes for a really interesting and entertaining video.

Before you watch, we should warn you! The visuals play with your mind in a very cool way and make you question your sight a tiny bit. Luckily, he is an engineer, not a magician, and this is not magic, it is just science. The science of the tensegrity structures, to be exact.

The string-table kind of reminds us of a piece of jiggly jello, and while this may sound crazy, it truly acts like one when you watch it with jello in mind. It could be that we are just hungry, of course; however, we truly think that we are onto something here. 

Also, don't such experiments with The Action Lab-man behind the camera make you wish you had him as your high school teacher? Well, you can't; however, if you'd like to have your own tensegrity like the one in the video, you can actually find models to 3D print your own from here. Austin Steingrube is the designer behind the table, so you should check out his other works too. 

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