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Creating J. K. Rowling's Magical World Of Fantastic Beasts

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 19, 2017
Creating J. K. Rowling's Magical World Of Fantastic Beasts

If you thought the captivating creatures in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, looked and acted somewhat familiar, you are not wrong. That’s because to create the mythical creatures, animators from three visual effects companies, Framestore, Rodeo FX, and MPC, drew inspiration from real-life animal physiology and behavior.

Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award Goes To . . . A World Map?

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 11, 2017
Japan's Prestigious Good Design Award Goes To . . . A World Map?

The decision to bestow the 2016 Good Design Award, Japan’s most prestigious design honor, upon the AuthaGraph World Map came as a surprise to many. Given that previous winners have been innovations like personal mobility chairs and robotic arms, people wondered what had impressed the judges about the design of a map. It turns out that this strange-looking map is the most proportionate depiction of our planet.

Adidas Unveils Limited Edition 3D-Printed Running Shoes

By Jeffrey Shao on January 7, 2017
Adidas Unveils Limited Edition 3D-Printed Running Shoes

Though 3D printing technology has been available for over two decades, it has not gone mainstream as hoped because of the high cost and slow print speeds. But that may change soon, thanks to German sportswear manufacturer Adidas. On December 15, 2016, the company revealed Adidas 3D Runners, stylish sports sneakers featuring a 3D printed midsole that provides athletes with the extra cushioning needed for optimal performance.

The Galaxy Bids Farewell to Carrie Fisher

By Kim Bussing on January 5, 2017
The Galaxy Bids Farewell to Carrie Fisher

On December 27, 2016, the world mourned the loss of the galaxy’s most beloved princess. Carrie Fisher, who was perhaps best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. In a tragic turn of events, her 84-year-old mother, Oscar-nominated actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, died a day later as a result of a stroke.

#Laugh Wants To Launch Your 3D Printed Giggles Into Space

By Maitreyi Mantha on December 19, 2016
#Laugh Wants To Launch Your 3D Printed Giggles Into Space

Love to laugh out loud? Then you may be the perfect candidate for #laugh, a global collaborative project to create the first piece of art in outer space using the International Space Station’s (ISS) newly acquired 3D printer. While transforming an emotion into art may seem a little far-fetched, Eyal Gever, is known for his aptitude for combining art and technology to make 3D sculptures from life-like digital simulations based on moments in time.

These Stylish Shoes Are Crafted Entirely From Chocolate!

By Jeffrey Shao on December 4, 2016
These Stylish Shoes Are Crafted Entirely From Chocolate!

With Christmas around the corner, Valentine’s Day is probably the last thing on your mind. However, don’t tell that to Motohiro Okai. The chocolatier who works at the Rihga Royal Hotel Chocolate Boutique L’éclat in Osaka, Japan, has been feverishly working to perfect an exclusive line of “shoes” that will delight even the most discerning man.

Video Of The Week - OK Go's New Video Is A Slow Motion Masterpiece!

By Meera Dolasia on November 28, 2016
Video Of The Week - OK Go's New Video Is A Slow Motion Masterpiece!

American rock band OK Go has been entertaining fans with their original music videos since 2006. The inaugural creation for their song "Here It Goes Again" filmed with the group’s four members performing atop fast-moving treadmills became one of the year’s biggest hits and even won a Grammy. The video for This Too Shall Pass released in 2010, featured a Rube Goldberg machine. Now, the group has done it again with a video so complex, that it can only be fully appreciated in slow motion!

Video Of The Week — Chinese Student Displays Insane Skill At World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships

By Meera Dolasia on March 7, 2016
Video Of The Week — Chinese Student Displays Insane Skill At World Inter-School Rope Skipping Championships

There were many talented youngsters at the World Inter School Rope Skipping Championships held in Dubai in November 2015. However, none was as impressive as 11-year-old Cen Xiaolin, who skipped an astounding 108 times in 30 seconds. And that is just the count of his right leg jumping over the rope because that is what the judges use for the score. All in all, the young boy managed to skip 216 times during the short period.

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