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How Disney’s Magic Mirror Works

Disney theme parks are well known for their immersive attractions that incorporate a wide range of practical and digital effects, from the classic stretching room of the haunted mansion to state-of-the-art animatronics and projection mapping. The topic of today’s video is not one of the major E-ticket rides, but it is a popular attraction that…

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The design tricks that keep skyscrapers from swaying

This is a hole on top of the Shanghai World Financial Center. This is a 660-ton steel ball hanging inside of Taipei 101. And these are massive clockwise balconies on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building ever made. These design choices might seem like gimmicks to give these skyscrapers their iconic looks. But behind each…

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The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

We’re suiting up to take you inside a clean room that’s building an engineering marvel that’ll push the entire electronics industry to the next frontier. They’re both amazing machines and scary machines. There’s an enormous amount of complexity with them. There’s an enormous number of things that can potentially go wrong. It’s something that you don’t…

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Mechanical Marvels—Optical Illusion Viewer: Picture Puzzle of King Christian V, 1685

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Meet Alan: Walk Wizard – This is Engineering

I got into engineering by applying for an apprenticeship. I’m dyslexic, but working with my hands is something I am really good at. I’m a senior orthotic technician. I make bespoke surgical splints to help people walk. I like knowing what I’ve made is going to help someone. The biggest achievement is a product for…

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Balance Magic | Design Squad

I’m Deysi from Design Squad, and I’m here with Anna and Ethan. Today, we’re creating balance magic. Ooh! DEYSI: We took a cork and we tried to balance it. At first, it wasn’t balancing. Lower the center of gravity. Center of gravity. So we decided to add two barbecue skewers. Here’s the basic balance magic…

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Electrical Tricks of Biba Struja the Battery Man

Hi. Internet showed me another miracle man called Biba Struja. He started from humble beginnings. (At first glance, you would never…) He could hold live wires, and cook sausage with electricity holding wires, and set fire by sending electricity through his body. Later, he cooked more sausages and set more things on fire and also…

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Thor’s Stormbreaker DESTROYS ALL (Ultimate Test Video!)

bring me Thanos! Wakanda for never Hey guys it’s finally time, I finished training to kill Thanos, which means it’s time to test our Stormbreaker build. Stormbreaker! but first… But in case you guys haven’t been following along this is make it real and I’m your host the Hacksmith, we take fictional ideas from comics…

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RailsConf 2014 – Ultra Light and Maintainable Rails Wizards by Andy Maleh

ANDY MALEH: Sorry everybody. I lost the slides. I had to reconstruct them right now. Right, like in ten minutes. Ultra light and maintainable Rails wizards. Who has written a wizard in their lifetime? OK. It’s, it’s almost like the most common web use case, yet it’s the least under, under-valued with regards to providing…

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SALTO – Teaching an old robot new tricks

(upbeat music) – SALTO is a little 100 gram robot, and it’s only about one foot long altogether, but we think it can do a bunch of really exciting tricks. I have been working on SALTO for almost four years. It’s been so much fun the whole way through. With the first version of SALTO,…

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