the-art-and-science-of-building

    • 10.31.12

      Look At This Hilariously Botched Drug Smuggling Attempt

      You can almost hear the lowly mules--both of whom fled the scene--cry out in that sort of self-deprecating _God damnit_ that only comes when you know you really fucked up.

    • 10.26.12

      Robots Are Controlling Each Other Now

      This vid was presented earlier this month at the latest International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Algarve in Portugal by Rehan O'Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto...

    • 10.23.12

      Oh, Great: Humans Can Cause Earthquakes

      In May of last year, an earthquake in the southeast of Spain violently shook the region. In the aftermath of the event, which registered a 5.1 on the Richter scale, nine people died and dozens of others were injured. The event caught many residents off...

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    • 9.9.12

      The Eerie ICE 3 Explosions of the European Countryside

      Here's a thing I became mildly obsessed with this weekend (thanks to the "new issue"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html of _Smithsonian_): "tunnel boom." Tunnel boom is a common...

    • 8.29.12

      The World of Prosthetic Art Is Marvelous

      Prostheses are a lot of things — practical, functional, useful — but pretty they are not. Your standard prosthetic leg is typically nothing more than flesh-colored hunk of plastic designed, if anything, to be ignored or overlooked. But a handful of...

    • 8.24.12

      Salvador Dalí's Bikini Exhibit At the 1939 New York World's Fair, Caught On Home Video

      Salvador Dali's career has, over the years, slowly been distilled into posters of melting junk that inspire millions of _whooooaaaaas_ in dorm rooms everywhere, but his surrealist work wasn't limited to the canvas. In fact, he designed an entire...

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