Snowflakes may not be a functional thing, but they are definitely beautiful. But instead of trying to catch them out in the wild, why not grow them yourself? In this video from SciFri, Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of “The Secret Life of a Snowflake” tells us exactly how you can do this for only a couple of bucks! Now that’s some cool science! (Pun intended)
In this video, Norm from Tested interviews effects artist Frank Ippolito about the full size dragon head/torso he and his team made for a computer game company. While their model might be to big and expensive for most hobbyist to make, the technique they use can easily be adapted on smaller models to get a beautifully sculpted hard surface without paying thousands of dollars for fiberglass or vacuum-forming. And the result is not only tough but also easy to mold, sand and paint. What cool projects could you do with this technique?