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These awesome mechanical figures are the work of South Korean artist Wang Zi Won, who designs and constructs “intricate mechanical figures of Buddha and bodhisattva that appear to be lost in meditation or enlightenment.”
The electrically-powered figures are fused with numerous mechanical components which at times resemble halos or lotus flowers and simultaneously move the humanoid figures through repetitive motions. The artist says his intention is to examine a future where humans and technology merge, something he views in a particularly positive light.
Head over to Colossal to learn more about Wang Zi Won’s incredible creations and watch a couple videos of them in action. These amazing automatons look like they’d fit right into some sort of futuristic biomechanical anime, so we’re delighted to learn that they really do move.
The World’s Quietest Room
Scientists at Minneapolis’ Orfield Labs created their own soundless room, an anechoic chamber. Their studies have found that when putting subjects within the chamber, they begin to hallucinate within 30 minutes.
With an average quiet room having a sound level of 30 decibels, the anechoic chamber’s sound level is -9 decibels. The ceiling, floor, and walls of the chamber absorb sound rather than have it bounce off as normal objects do. The chamber is so quiet that the subjectscan even hear their own organs functioning.
Although extremely interesting, the experience is rather unpleasant. Not one subject has spent more than 45 minutes in the chamber alone.
Leaving a person to only their thoughts, the chamber could drive them insane.
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