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Restoring a Rusty Butcher’s Knife Found in the Trash Back to a Sparkly Blade is Damn Nice

If I saw this deeply rusted cleaver in the bin, I’d leave it exactly where it was, because I wouldn’t think there would be any way to save the thing. Luckily, the person salvaging this ruined butcher’s knife is way smarter and way more resourceful than me, because in less than three hours, he turned a destroyed knife into what looks like a brand-spanking new blade that can chop the hell out of anything. Read More >>

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How Old Bridges Are Turned into Turntables

There’s a crap ton of steel in broken down bridges and some of that steel gets repurposed into things like turntables. It’s already fun to imagine a land-connecting structure being re-used for an instrument for sound, but it’s even cooler to see the whole melty metal process of it all. Read More >>

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Running a Current Through a Steel Chain Turns It Into a Bad Ass Electric Whip

I don’t know what compels a person to run an electric current through a steel chain and then prance around with the glowing fire links of metal like it’s some sort of skipping rope. But I’m glad such a person exists, because it’s pretty damn cool to see the steel chain transform into this fiery red hot whip that can pop off lightning sparks. Read More >>

weapons
Trying to Make Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Sword With Real Materials 

Nothing reigns consistently in TV's Game of Thrones (and George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series that inspired it) except Valyrian steel, a magical sword material. Valyrian steel is, of course, extremely not-real. But materials scientist Ryan Consell took a look at its chemistry anyway. Read More >>

science
New Iron-Aluminium Alloy is Good as Titanium at 10 Per Cent of the Cost

The best materials are, by and large, the most expensive: carbon fibre, diamond and scandium all have properties to lust for, but an eye-watering price tag to match. Now, material scientists have tweaked an iron-aluminium alloy at the nano-scale to make a material that's as strong and light as titanium, another expensive material, but just a tenth of the cost. Read More >>

art
Steel From the Demolished Bay Bridge Will Be Reborn as Public Art

With the shiny new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge complete, California is now in the throes of a second, parallel construction project—or deconstruction project, really. The old Bay Bridge span, some 58,000 tonnes of steel and 245,000 tonnes of concrete, must come down. This week, officials decided that some of the bridge's steel will be set aside for public art in the Bay Area. Read More >>

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3D Printed Steel Structures are as Efficient as They are Awesome-Looking

No matter how many times you hear about a new breakthrough, 3D printing is amazing, transformative technology. Now, a new method for 3D printing steel joints stands to revolutionise the construction industry. It looks pretty badass, too. Read More >>

environment
Venezuela is Turning Thousands of Abandoned Cars into Houses

While many people think countries like Norway are leading the way with recycling programs, an ambitious new idea in Venezuela takes things to a whole new level. The country just announced that it will start recycling abandoned cars, motorcycles, and bikes in order to build houses from their raw materials. Read More >>

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Reduce a Steel Box to a Pathetic Lump With Slingshot Bullets

Joerg puts his equipment through a lot of abuse to film videos for the slingshot channel. And the catchbox he shoots into has borne the brunt of all that mayhem for three years. But it's probably been so gradual that no one really noticed. And then in a moment of clarity Joerg clearly realized that his catch box had evolved into a piece of useless nothing. Time for the junkyard. Read More >>

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This Guy Made Insane Wolverine Claws That Destroy Everything

On the list of comic book hero abilities I dream about magically waking up with one day, Wolverine's claws were probably squeezed right between Superman's flying and Bruce Wayne's women. One of those have practically become reality. These steel Wolverine claws are so fantastically perfect that you could fight Wolverine himself with them. And maybe even win. Read More >>

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An Iron and Steel Mill Company Decided to Make a Calendar Filled with Naked Girls and Melted Metal

For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and anything else you would never associate with a beautiful woman on their naked skin. It's hilariously weird. Read More >>

design
How A Car Body Innovation Revolutionised the Way We Build Skyscrapers

Certainly you've assembled a piece of Ikea furniture and experienced that special kind of frustration that comes with realising the screw holes don't line up and you have to take everything apart and put it together it again. Now imagine this problem at 750 feet in the air with massive steel girders instead of particle board. When those holes don't line up, it's a whole different kind of frustration. Read More >>

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This Lamp Is Made From a Single Sheet of Steel Which You Bend Yourself

There's nothing like a bit of DIY to make you feel like a strong, independent person. That goes double if it involves bending sheet steel with your bare hands, and that's just what you have to do with this lamp. Read More >>