Even if you saw how big the machine was and knew how it worked beforehnd, the little perfectly choreographed dance that all the little parts of this giant braiding machine does to weave together fiberglass is so damn impressive that you can’t really take your eyes away from it. Each strand just falls right in place…
It doesn't even look like a bike but according to the wild mind of world-renowned cyclist Graeme Obree, it might be the fastest bike ever. Made from kevlar and fiberglass, the Beastie will be used at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge where Obree wants to break the world record of 82.8 mph. 83 miles per hour on…
This is awesome. Herman Miller has announced that it will start making the iconic Eames Molded Chair in fiberglass... again. The fiberglass chairs were discontinued from production in 1989 and ever since then, the iconic chairs that decorate modern houses have been made with recyclable polypropylene. But now we're…
Here's a relatively useless yet undoubtedly impressive trick you can pull the next time you go to the beach: make a sand castle that's so unbelievably sturdy that it can hold up an entire person. Seriously. What's it take? Unfortunately, a wee bit more than just wet sand.
Originally designed as inexpensive furniture after WWII, Eames Pressed Fiberglass Chairs are still made today—only now they're made of eco-friendly polypropylene. Boo. Then the original was recreated from scratch. Think of it as the impossible project for classic furniture.
Aluminum is out. According to a rumor, Asus and Acer are planning to switch to fiberglass cases in their 15-inch models to cut production costs. [Digitimes]
Public art can be pretty weird, but rarely is it as weird as "EYE," an unblinking, three story tall eyeball that's now scaring the dickens out of Chicago.
Click to viewResearchers at MIT and Harvard, it seems, have been putting those big brains to use to create automated origami. It's crazy cool engineering, and creepy in a Frankenstein's lab type of way. But can it make a paper crane?
When the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, 69,070 soccer fans inside Cape Town Stadium will scream at the top of their lungs. But thanks to some clever engineering, the people living nearby will hear hardly a peep.