mechanics

How These Microscopic Diamonds Are Going To Shape The Future

How These Microscopic Diamonds Are Going To Shape The Future

No doubt you’re already familiar with the many ways graphene promises to save us all, but there’s another (so-called) miracle material out there vying for your attention — and it’s sparkly, to boot. Say hello to the latest and greatest substance to kick science’s arse straight into the future: the…

Tour The Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World Of A Modern-Day Da Vinci

Tour The Wondrous, Hand-Cranked World Of A Modern-Day Da Vinci

This gorgeous experimental film by director Joey Bania explores the unique and dazzlingly creative world of Blair Somerville, resident inventor, tinkerer and self-described “organic mechanic” of Popotowai, New Zealand. The film, which mixes elements of documentary film making with time-lapse motifs and stop-motion animation, focuses equally on the fruits of…

How To Not Get Ripped Off By Your Mechanic

How To Not Get Ripped Off By Your Mechanic

Even if it doesn’t come with 470HP and Wi-Fi connectivity, your car is the biggest and most expensive gadget you own. And unless you trade your vehicle in as often as your MacBook, keeping that ride in peak operating condition is absolutely vital to keeping repair costs down over its…