Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers (a soft spot for me) at North Carolina State University conducted a massive computer simulation which modeled the physics of the free throw to determine the perfect shot.  After reading their paper, we created this infographic to illustrated the results of their computational modeling. 
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Graphic by Emily
If you’d like to have our infographics emailed to you, you can do so here.  You can also contact us through Subbable and request a physical copy of this as a poster. (We haven’t quite figured this out yet).

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers (a soft spot for me) at North Carolina State University conducted a massive computer simulation which modeled the physics of the free throw to determine the perfect shot.  After reading their paper, we created this infographic to illustrated the results of their computational modeling. 

 A Smarter Every Day piece of internet.  Follow our attempts to create intelligent, original, respectful content at smartereveryday.tumblr.com.

Graphic by Emily

If you’d like to have our infographics emailed to you, you can do so here.  You can also contact us through Subbable and request a physical copy of this as a poster. (We haven’t quite figured this out yet).

(thanks/via: smartereveryday)

A promising technology power this futuristic car, a vanadium redox battery (a kind of flow battery).

Source: 2014 QUANT E-Sportlimousine (topspeed.com)

(thanks/via: scienceisbeauty)

Cool.  It is pretty interesting that each kitchen area for both artists rotate on it’s own axis. (more about this work at Core77

Two artists in Brooklyn are living in a giant hamster wheel.

(thanks/via: theatlanticcities)

Skryf sand writer by Gijis van Bon writes poetry on the ground.  (more here from Dezeen)

(thanks/via: Dezeen)


The Diwire is the first desktop wire bender, a new archetype for rapid prototyping, that transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything.

Very cool Kickstarter campaign launching tomorrow. Pensa Labs’ Street Charge is worth a look too.
(via PENSA LABS)

The Diwire is the first desktop wire bender, a new archetype for rapid prototyping, that transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything.

Very cool Kickstarter campaign launching tomorrow. Pensa Labs’ Street Charge is worth a look too.

(via PENSA LABS)

Atlas Update (by BostonDynamics)

Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from Atlas’s sensors. Atlas is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com

BUILDING THE DRAGONS FOR GAME OF THRONES - EFFECTS EXCLUSIVE - WIRED DESIGN FX (by WIRED)

Dezeen has a post on Twisted skyscrapers and towers.  (Calatrava’s Turning Torso isn’t lincluded and Calatrava’s Chicago Spire was never built sadly.)  

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Dancing Towers by Studio Daniel Libeskind, photo via Dezeen.

File under twisted engineering.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Todd McLellan takes things apart and photographs the parts.  Reminds me of a nursery school in Sierra Madre where the kids spent hours taking stuff apart like that. He’s got a book featuring all those photos: Things Come Apart

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Lockitron - Keyless Entry Using Your Phone (by lockitron)

These things are just so amazing!  How amazing that you need only walk up to your door to unlock it.  Only problem, this just tethers you ever tighter to your iPhone.

theatlanticcities:

“The night explosion was the longest concrete-bridge demolition in China’s history, according to ITV News. In a sign of how fast China is developing, the two-lane bridge, which was only about 16 years old, will soon be replaced with a six-lane highway that’ll be a mile longer than the original.”

Read: One of the Craziest Bridge Demolitions You’ll Ever See

Engineered demolition explosions are cool; this one was massive.

Fabrication “Alteration” - CALEPINO x La Casse (by Calepino)

Featuring machinery printing and making of Calepino pocket notebooks.

Pont de Singe helium balloon bridge by Olivier Grossetête
You gotta love bridge design.  This one is dreamy and whimsical.
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Pont de Singe helium balloon bridge by Olivier Grossetête

You gotta love bridge design.  This one is dreamy and whimsical.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)