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Massimo 1m
The AxiDraw is a versatile pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface. It can write with your favorite fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements to handle several applications
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Magnus effect, can send even a ping-pong ball curving up, down, left, or right – always at a right angle to the direction of motion – depending on which way the ball is spun. This is a remarkable example [source: ]
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It looks like a little hippopotamus that can change its colour... A hypnopotamus? It's a Metasepia pfefferi, or Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish, one of the most intriguing species of cephalopods [source of the gif: ]
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The Fibonacci sequence is fundamental to life on Earth, but goes much beyond our own world; the spiral that exists in the center of sunflowers, heads of cabbage and chambered nautilus shells is the same that shapes galaxies and the orbits of Earth & Venus
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A blue iceberg is visible after the ice from above the water melts, causing the smooth portion of ice from below the water to overturn. The rare blue ice is formed from the compression of pure snow ice [photo credits: ]
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South Korean makeup artist, Dain Yoon, creates mind-bending optical illusions rather than focusing on making herself more "conventionally" beautiful. Despite her makeup is not a super-realistic painting, the impression of a transparent face is very strong
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In 1930, the Indiana Bell building - an 8-story steel and brick building made in 1907 - was moved 16 meters to the south, rotated 90° and then moved 30 meters to the west. The task took 4 weeks to complete and the company did not loose a single day of work
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Gesture sensing remote control applied to an RC stunt car with double sided roll design for fast lateral movement, can give some impressive dynamic results [video: ] [hot to get one: ]
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The Fibonacci sequence is fundamental to life on Earth, but goes much beyond our own world; the spiral that exists in the center of sunflowers, heads of cabbage and chambered nautilus shells is the same that shapes galaxies and the orbits of Earth & Venus
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It looks like a little hippopotamus that can change its colour... A hypnopotamus? It's a Metasepia pfefferi, or Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish, one of the most intriguing species of cephalopods [source of the gif: ]
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Born 244 years ago , Amedeo Avogadro was scientist and crucial contributor to the molecular theory. In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities in 1 mole of a substance is known as the Avogadro number [gif: ]
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Gesture sensing remote control applied to an RC stunt car with double sided roll design for fast lateral movement, can give some impressive dynamic results [video: ] [hot to get one: ]
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While inside their egg cases, red-eyed tree frog tadpoles are easy meals for predators such as snakes or wasps. But video recorded by researchers at Boston University shows these baby frogs have a biological escape plan to avoid being eaten [full video: ]
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There are plenty of electric tape dispensers, but this carousel model coreographically feeds and cuts tape to a definite length and a feed system elegantly places tape on carousel for easy removal
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In 1930, the Indiana Bell building - an 8-story steel and brick building made in 1907 - was moved 16 meters to the south, rotated 90° and then moved 30 meters to the west. The task took 4 weeks to complete and the company did not loose a single day of work
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The idea of freezing particles by warming them is counterintuitive, to say the least. But physicists have shown how specially designed mixtures 'melt' in the dark but crystallise the moment the lights come on, thanks to their unique thermal activity
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This cosmological simulation follows the development of a single disk galaxy over about 13.5 billion years
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Ugears' Monowheel is made of high quality plywood and the mechanical model kit assembly requires no glue or cutting
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Gibbons' primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, involves swinging from branch to branch for distances up to 15 m, at speeds as high as 55 km/h. To do this you need very long arm and this gif visualize the size [source of the gif: ]
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South Korean makeup artist, Dain Yoon, creates mind-bending optical illusions rather than focusing on making herself more "conventionally" beautiful. Despite her makeup is not a super-realistic painting, the impression of a transparent face is very strong
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