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Hand Building a Powerful 565 Horsepower Car Engine Is Like Completing the Hardest Puzzle

What you’re seeing is the engine of a 2017 Nissan GT-R—that is, the 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine—being hand assembled. It’s like the world’s hardest 3D puzzle that gets bigger as you’re going through it with more complicated pieces to mess up the process. The final product is a machine of beauty, 565…

How Do Vending Machines Tell the Difference Between Fake Coins and Real Coins?

One of my life dreams as a child was to be able to fool a vending machine with quarter-like objects. I mean, how smart could a vending machine be, right? Wrong. More like how dumb a kid I was. Vending machines use light sensors to measure the size of a coin and electromagnets to detect the metal type to determine what…

Would an ATM Machine Break Open If You Dropped It Off a Crane a 100 Feet in the Air?

For anyone who needs money and also has access to a crane and can somehow finagle an entire ATM machine out of thin air, you now have your blueprint into breaking an ATM open. Those machines are tough! Breaking ATMs for cash is the stuff of movies and TV shows! But it doesn’t have to be hard. Just drop it from a 100…

Building these colossal haul trucks is like building your very own Transformer

Oh man. This is one big baby. The Liebherr T 282 is one of the largest haul trucks in the world (it has the 2nd largest haul truck payload capacity) and it’s assembly process is so impressive that I would totally believe it if each one of these bad boys were Transformers that we’ve created and didn’t want to tell…

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Watching this giant braiding machine weave together fiberglass is so satisfying

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…