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How Much Paper Does It Take To Stop A 50 Cal Machine Gun?

Video: Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It’s just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it’s a 50 cal machine gun that’s shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper.

Hand Making A Sketchbook Is An Impressive Amount Of Work

Video: This is supposedly the ‘perfect sketchbook’. Why? Because it’s made from the highest quality watercolor paper there is, Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper (a paper mill with a lot of history and a lot of famous users like Leonardo da Vinci!), but also because it’s painstakingly made. Check out how they put together the prototype in the video below.

Dropbox Wants To Take On Google Docs... Good Luck!

You probably know Dropbox for one thing, and one thing only: storing shit. Maybe you’ve used its acquired Mailbox app, but storing photos, videos, spreadsheets, or other digital ephemera is what Dropbox is known for. Now the company wants to expand — into Google Docs territory.

A New Genre Of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.

Seeing Japanese Handmade Paper Get Made Is Completely Soothing

Video: I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.

There's A Toy Fire Truck, Excavator And Blimp Hiding In This Giant Book

The words “some assembly required” often strike fear into parents when they have bought their kid a new toy, but that’s half the fun with Phil Conigliaro’s new book called Colossal Paper Machines. The 128 pages of the massive tome are filled with pre-cut, punch-out paper parts that can be folded, glued and assembled into 10 different toy models.

And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out Of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be moulded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks great.

This Bridge Is Made From Nothing But 22,000 Sheets Of Paper

No glue. No cables. No steel reinforcements. The only thing keeping this bridge intact is, well, physics.

Printing Out The Internet Would Take About 136 Billion Pages Of Paper

Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? How much paper would it take to print the internet?

Video: Inside The Studio Of Amazing Papercraft Illustrators

Lobulo Design is a team that specialises in making awesome designs and illustrations with paper. This video gives you a glimpse of what they do on a daily basis and it basically looks like an awesome arts and craft class for professional artists. Imagine never having to grow up and just playing with scissors all day. This is the next level of that.

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