I can't have enough of videos that show things cut in half working. This one shows a fully automatic shotgun in action. It's sad to see how humans spend so much time and intelligence developing perfect death machines like these—but the engineering work is fascinating nonetheless.
I don't know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It's hard to believe this metal mess works. Here's more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half.
I know you all loved "The Most Detailed Saturn V Cutaway" on Io9 a few weeks ago, because, of course, that was amazing. But hey, here is a little something from me to all of you, who adore her majesty.
Cutaway or cross-section drawings are mostly just fancy residues of a long-gone era when engineering and architecture visualisation was based on hand-drawn images that were often closer to art than boring illustration.
When I was a child I loved to bury myself in the centerfold cutaway illustrations of the monthly scientific magazines my father subscribed to for me. Cars, tractors, ships, trains, engines—I loved every tiny detail. I loved pretending I was one of the tiny men in the pictures.
I love cutaway illustrations of airplanes, ships, and all kinds of machinery. I try to catch every single detail and usually get lost in the process. That's why I like this photo so much: A real cutaway ship.
Ah, the many treasures of Canon HQ in Tokyo, recently explored by the guys at PopPhoto. On top of the demi-copier, there's also a $6,500 DSLR and 400mm lens combo halved.
I love this cutaway illustration of the new Cadillac One by John Lawson, Obama included. Specially things like "Doors: eight-inch thick and the weight of a 757 door". Other highlights: