Spark Chamber

Spark Chamber

Lucy Pullen’s Spark Chamber makes cosmic rays visible by using the ionised path created through a gas medium to bridge a gap between high voltage plate, causing a spark. Find out more about spark chambers here and here.

Pullen also made a cloud chamber, serving a similar purpose but instead condensing a stream of alcohol vapour.…

Splash – Paul Wang

Stumbled into this one last week, and I think it looks genuinely incredible. Paulo Wang, the guy who created it, did so because he wanted to learn the basics of fluid sims. He did pretty fucking well. Watch this space, I may have been inspired to dive back into C4D.…

Sea Slug Antenna Jammers

Sea Slug Antenna Jammers

Usually when sea creatures secrete an ink cloud, it acts as a distraction that allows for a quick exit from an impending predator. Inherently, sea slugs could never make that fast an exit – so the ink was always a mystery.…

Crafting a Formula 1 Car

To kick off our post-a-day month: Some incredible footage of just some of the processes used to craft a Formula One car.…

GN JAP V8 Special

GN JAP V8 Special

This is Richard Scaldwell’s GN JAP V8 Special. It’s an outrageous mini-beast. Info on the GN here, this particular car here, and the engine here. (photos)

Update 03/04/2020: Here’s a nice shaky video to really give you a feel for things!…

Aeroscraft – A Monster Airship

Aeroscraft – A Monster Airship

I’m sure I blogged the concept work before, but I can’t find it. Anyway, this is a new take on the airship, the Aeroscraft. The prototype made it’s first flight earlier this month, more on that here. (via)

The Decelerator Helmet – Lorenz Potthast

The Decelerator Helmet – Lorenz Potthast

The Decelerator HelmetLorenz Potthast

“processed by a small computer, the helmet uses a video-signal of a camera to slow down the stream seen via a head-mounted display and simultaneously shown at a monitor on the outside”

Crazy idea; however, I am very curious.…