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Gentlemen, Thaw Your Chickens

January 18, 2012 9:31 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

In order to ensure that their planes are protected against potential bird strikes, aerospace companies regularly test their creations against chicken carcasses.

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Protecting Curiosity: The Mars Science Lab Aeroshell

January 17, 2012 9:30 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Lockheed Martin-aeroshell is a blunt-nosed cone that encapsulates and protects Curiosity during its deep space cruise to Mars.

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Made By Hand: Cut Brooklyn

January 16, 2012 11:09 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Joel Bukiewicz began his company with hunting knives, but soon realized the potential in a line of kitchen knives, considering the swath of chefs in the greater New York area.

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Modding The iPhone

January 13, 2012 9:38 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ben Heck, the renouned tweaker and modder, takes on the iPhone with a button-mashing mod.

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The Page Turner

January 12, 2012 10:27 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

We've all seen Rube Goldbery machines before, but this one has some unique mechanisms that make it more interesting than the rest.

Great Wooden Boats

January 11, 2012 9:14 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This video from Philip Bloom takes a look into the Great Lakes Boat Building Company, the life's work and passion of one Mike Kiefer.

A Factory In Brooklyn

January 10, 2012 9:14 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Style Ledger takes a look at the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn, which still employs more than 100 workers to made high-quality garments by hand.

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Spare Parts For Humans

January 9, 2012 10:10 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Humans have the potential to regrow tissue in the same way as chameleons, but it's not a simple thing to activate.

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VotD 1/6/12: Slingshot Zombiehammer With Skull Ejector

January 6, 2012 9:45 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

On one end, it's an effective slingshot that fires pretty sizeable shot. On the other end, it's a double-ended blunt weapon.

VotD 1/5/12: An Engineer's Playhouse

January 5, 2012 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Is it a house? A garage? Or both? Check out this fascinating feat of engineering.

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VotD 1/4/2012: Meet Your Maker

January 4, 2012 10:09 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Joe Yanuziello is the maker of custom guitars for the most picky of musicians, and the results are absolutely beautiful.

VotD 1/3/2012: Pond, James Pond

January 3, 2012 9:51 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

A company has designed a bizarre and truly neat way to put a pool into your cramped backyard by creating a patio surface that sinks as water fills in the space.

How The Rear Differential Works

December 21, 2011 10:01 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

This 1937 video from Chevrolet explains one of the automobile's most important innovations: the differential.

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VotD 12/20/11: Concrete Buffer 'Gone Wild'

December 20, 2011 9:10 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

A few office workers, it seems, were watching over an adjacent construction site when they noticed that a concrete buffer started to get a mind of its own.

VotD 12/19/12: 2011 In Google's Eyes

December 19, 2011 10:23 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Every year, Google puts together a video of the most important events in the last 12 months, and it's called the Zeitgeist.

VotD 12/16/11: The Next Frontier

December 16, 2011 9:13 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans on building a massive plane that will help get cheaper rockets, along with passengers and cargo, into space.

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VotD 12/15/11:Architecture By Helicopters

December 15, 2011 9:58 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

In the future, quadrocopters could take the difficult work out of assembling certain buildings.

VotD 12/14/11: The One-Trillion-Frames-Per-Second Camera

December 14, 2011 9:52 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have done the impossible it seems: they have filmed light in slow motion.

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VotD 12/13/11: How Lasers Work (In Theory)

December 13, 2011 9:53 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

It's a tale of excited atoms and photons falling in love.

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VotD 12/12/11: Flying On Water

December 12, 2011 9:43 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

The Flyboard, from Zapata Racing, is kind of a dream-come-true for those who fantasize about flying.

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