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A mechanical object may seem alive if it responds to you.
Compress layers of sediment to see geologic features in real time.
Have a gas with the conservation of mass.
Blowing between cans makes them roll in mind-blowing ways.
Meet Douglas Hollis, the artist behind Archimedes.
Ping-pong balls take a spin through a toothpick San Francisco.
Let this gyroscope take you for a spin.
Meet Fi Henshall, an automata artist showcased at the Curious Contraptions exhibition.
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off.
by Pearl Tesler • June 28, 2017
Cardboard gets its Amazonian strength from simple geometry.
Build a rubber-band-powered rolling plastic water bottle.
Go into the studio with some of the automata artists from our Curious Contraptions exhibition.
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