NASA’s bizarre Super Ball Bot is unlike any robot ever built–it uses a net of wires and rods to move, and could someday explore harsh exoplanets. It also has an unlikely heritage: It was inspired by the ideas of a visionary from the 1960s building floating cities based on the same concept.
No glue. No cables. No steel reinforcements. The only thing keeping this bridge intact is, well, physics.
The illuminated, pod-like Youturn Pavilion looks like it belongs in a space ship. Or maybe it's better suited as part of the Tron: Legacy set. Out-of-this-world and video-game-world are pretty interchangeable, right?