Henning Lederer made this animated version of Fritz Kahn‘s 1927 poster Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace] [vimeo]6505158[/vimeo] (HT Diana Issidorides) BONUS (unrelated, probably): Man forced to eat his beard, he says: (Thanks to investigator Dan Gallo for bringing this to our attention.)
This video documents an unplanned experiment in engineering and human nature. Workers at a construction site contemplate how to arrest a machine that will not stop spinning. Then more workers join in the contemplation… (Thanks to investigator Ralph Enders for bringing this to our attention.) BONUS: Researchers at the University of Minnesota physics department write, […]
You’ll not find a more lyrically-named machine than the Crypto Peerless Mixer. Here’s a video of one in action. Note the laconic narration. And you’ll—probably—not find a Crypto Peerless Mixer more storied than one being disposed of by, or behalf of, the British government. Here is one such: (Thanks to @IanVisits for bringing the disposal […]
David Dvir and his collaborators made a Rube Goldberg machine about making 2-D photographs, and then they made a four-minute(or so)-long video showing the machine in action: Dvir wrote an explanation. And then the bunch of them made a video about making that video: (Thanks to investigator Geri Sullivan for bringing this to our attention.)
A group of engineering students at Purdue University built a Rube Goldberg machine that depicts a history of the universe, in about a minute. (Thanks to Scott Langill for bringing it to our attention.) See it in the videos below. It’s an alternative universe history to Eric Schulman’s classic “A History of the Universe in […]
Professor Fiegel displays her simulated cough machine (SCM): If you’d like a close, personal look at the simulated cough machine, get in touch with Professor Jennifer Fiegel at her lab at the University of Iowa.
Behold a device called the JetLev flyer (thanks to Wendell Maradonna for bringing it to our attention). The manufacturer opines: “A flexible water supply hose delivers power to the jetpack with pressurized water. It also serves as the tether, enforces a flight ceiling, discourages the pilot from flying over land, acts as a stabilizer, dampens […]
Investigator Ura Daniels recommends this DigInfo News report: At Eco-Products 2009, Oriental Co., Ltd. exhibited a revolutionary recycling machine called White Goat, which makes toilet paper from shredded paper. White Goat also has a shredding machine in it…. The dry paper is wound into finished toilet rolls, which emerge from the outlet one at a […]