Engineering 6 Spider-Man Gadgets

Spider-Man toy in front of city

When it comes to transforming yourself into a superhero, these engineers have come as close as you can probably get. Watch these mad scientists turn themselves into Spider-Man. Do not try this at home! Creating Spider-Man 1. Climbing Walls These…

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Engineering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

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How does Macy’s make its iconic Thanksgiving balloons? Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade History For just shy of a century, Macy’s has put on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with its iconic, giant balloons. However, before any before the dozen or…

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Engineering 10 of Your Favorite Candies

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What makes bubblegum pop? What makes sour gummy worms sour? Find out in these videos, which give a fascinating view into the science and engineering of candy making. 1. Lollipops How many licks to get to the center? These folks…

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Engineering Pop Rocks

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How One Chemist Created a Classic Candy: If you’re a child of the 70s, or any decade after for that matter, you’ve probably had Pop Rocks. There’s something unique and exciting about a candy you can hear fizzle in your…

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How Will Virtual and Augmented Reality Change Manufacturing?

Factory: Female Industrial Engineer Wearing Virtual Reality Head

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a new app that he hopes will change the workplace and the internet. Horizon Workrooms, Facebook’s new virtual meeting app, allows colleagues to meet remotely with virtual reality (VR) headsets and avatars. Unlike traditional…

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Which Iron Man Suit Is the Best?

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“Honestly, it’s impossible.” “Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave with a box of scraps!” “Well, I’m sorry. I’m not Tony Stark.” — “Iron Man” (2008) What seems impossible is never impossible for Tony Stark. He went…

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