These Model Flying Ships Are Whimsical But Also Really Real

You can spend a lot of time on model-building or paper airplane folding, but Italian architect Luigi Prina does both. His flying models hang from the ceiling of his small studio as a reminder of his 20+ year design hobby. » 11/17/13 6:26pm 11/17/13 6:26pm

Exploring the Prehistoric World, By Way of Virtual Reality

For most history students, "exploring the past" means sifting through mountains of data. But digital archaeologist Marcus Abbott wants to make early human civilization—or its digital simulacra—freely accessible to anyone who wants to explore it. His first prehistoric VR environment? A 3,000-year-old spiritual site in… » 9/26/13 10:26am 9/26/13 10:26am

For Amazing Replica Halloween Costumes, Just Be Shawn Thorsson

Also, own a 3D printer and some 3D digital modeling software and have some sick design skills. Besides that, not a very difficult costume to pull off. » 10/30/11 5:00pm 10/30/11 5:00pm

That Chubby Guy Won That British Modeling Contest by a Giant Landslide

Remember Roland, the unlikely contestant for a £2,000 shopping spree, photo shoot, and modeling agency intro? Well, he won. By a lot—he was almost 66,000 votes ahead of his second place competition. We did it! » 7/05/11 8:20pm 7/05/11 8:20pm

Make This Man the UK's Sexiest New Model

British clothing chain Next is holding a competition to find a new hottie. And naturally, the internet is doing its best to delightfully rig it. Enter Roland: not exactly top model material. But he's blowing away the competition. Let's help. » 6/02/11 11:20am 6/02/11 11:20am

3D Face Modeling Software Generates Your Visage With a Single Photo and…

At Waseda University, researchers are developing a 3D face generation process that requires no special equipment. It combines 3D measurement data from thousands of faces with a single photograph to extrapolate what your features will look like, cheaply and quickly. » 9/21/10 8:40pm 9/21/10 8:40pm

Apple's 3D Modeler Opening Could Be Your Dream Job

Not to turn this into a secondary job board for Apple or anything, but they're opening up a position for a digital 3D modeler/CAD sculptor to create renderings of possible and future products. It's interesting because the turnover there for the position is really low, and it may be the only time you get a chance to… » 6/30/09 5:45pm 6/30/09 5:45pm

Recording Compressed to 1,000 Times MP3 Rate Could Be the Future of…

The University of Rochester has just devised a way of reproducing music in a file that's compressed 1,000 times smaller than an MP3 file. The way they do it—physically modeling an instrument in a computer and then feeding it input variables (breath, tongue, fingers) in order to generate the output tone—seems super… » 4/03/08 3:20pm 4/03/08 3:20pm