BuckliBall – Buckle In

From ScienceDaily

— Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied — until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they’d been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges.

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The Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift

The Falkirk Wheel was completed in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project. The project cost £84.5 million and had the objective of restoring the ability to navigate across Scotland on the Forth & Clyde and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. How it functions? … Read more The Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift

Making the Future-MIT Professor prints her own Buildings

A innovative approach to design and construction that save materials and energy and create unusually beautiful structures.

(From Technology Review, as published on January 11,2012 by Kevin Bullis)

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