How Many Lego Bricks Would it Take to Build Famous Sci-Fi Structures and Vehicles

It’s hard to truly grasp the size of famous science fiction megastructures like the Death Star or the Halo ring and basically impossible to understand how big the Millennium Falcon or Starship Enterprise is because they all exist in different universes, which sadly isn’t the same one we exist in. If only we could look up and see the Borge cube or something. Luckily, we can translate the size of sci-fi to something we all understand: the little Lego brick. That 15.8 mm x 3.2 mm piece we’ve all played with. Read More >>

This Impossible Tunnel Put Together Like Lego Bricks Sticks Together with No Support

Yeah, I’m not ashamed to admit this: I feel slightly less comfortable when I’m under a tunnel than when I’m not. It’s not that I think that the tunnel will collapse on me, but it’s because I know the sky definitely won’t. This tunnel would put my fear into overdrive, because it has no permanent support and looks like it would collapse. In fact, the entire construction process looks like piecing together Lego bricks, and yet it can support so much weight. Read More >>

A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami is Being Invented by These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source. Read More >>

Putting 408 Kilos of Explosives Below an Abandoned Suburb for Science

It's not every day that the average person gets to blow something up at their job. Even rarer: Getting to blow up the neighbourhood where you used to live. But as Next City reports, that's exactly what happened to the last remaining resident of an abandoned suburb that served as the testing ground for an experiment that may lead to safer, more earthquake-proof buildings. Read More >>