Critical Toys

Aug 12
jtotheizzoe:

Extreme Mechanics: Buckling down
If you’re an engineer, you usually try to design things that don’t collapse. But when it comes to some structures (like car crumple zones), designing instability can be very important. They are studying math, folding, origami and complex geometry. Read above about the engineers who are trying to design the artfully unstable. 
Very cool stuff!
(via Nature News)

jtotheizzoe:

Extreme Mechanics: Buckling down

If you’re an engineer, you usually try to design things that don’t collapse. But when it comes to some structures (like car crumple zones), designing instability can be very important. They are studying math, folding, origami and complex geometry. Read above about the engineers who are trying to design the artfully unstable. 

Very cool stuff!

(via Nature News)


  1. polarink reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  2. kiwibat reblogged this from darthpaulsartre
  3. darthpaulsartre reblogged this from tarteauxfraises
  4. tarteauxfraises reblogged this from quillusquillus
  5. quillusquillus reblogged this from allosauropteryx and added:
    There is extraordinary potential and significance in the science of folds, and every time I hear more about it it...
  6. allosauropteryx reblogged this from fuckyeahengineeringstudent and added:
    Ooooh!
  7. kumondeamerica reblogged this from engineeringisawesome
  8. itsalljustenergyandinfoman reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  9. avalon-faerie reblogged this from engineeringisawesome
  10. thexhrisgalli reblogged this from kaieren
  11. nonphallic-eclairs reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  12. progwork1 reblogged this from engineeringisawesome
  13. thelone-kpeptamnba-man reblogged this from engineeringisawesome and added:
    Actually very interesting article. Very revolutionary and innovative.
  14. oh-noo reblogged this from engineeringisawesome
  15. lucid-hills reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  16. nuggaroonies reblogged this from engineeringisawesome and added:
    THIS IS AWESOME.
  17. paradoxicalparadigms reblogged this from logicianmagician
  18. engineerwheeljack reblogged this from engineeringisawesome
  19. genbass reblogged this from logicianmagician
  20. noahpoststhings reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  21. neuronsandneutrons reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  22. je-m-appelle reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  23. logicianmagician reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  24. recordedforposterity reblogged this from jtotheizzoe
  25. ceesalese reblogged this from jtotheizzoe