This Tube is What Plastic Containers and Bottles Start Their Life As

Plastic bottles and containers are ubiquitous, soda bottles, water bottles, jars for edibles, and several other uses. The interesting thing is, most of them start life as a tube, which is then molded into various shapes. The image above shows what an average liter bottle of soda looks like, before it is molded into shape. Of course, it could be molded into several shapes, and several other bottles. The molding process is immensely fascinating as well. Watch the videos after the jump to see how these strangely shaped thingies get expanded into soda/water bottles, and the shapes we easily recognize.

Tiny Robots Move Around, Build Stuff

As you can see here, micro robots can do very interesting and impressive maneuvers. Taking a leaf out of ant colonies, where ants are mostly specialized in a particular jobs, the micro robots can be programmed to handle some specific job as well. Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation (DM3) use magnets to move under a circuit board, and can be pre-programmed to follow a certain path and do specific jobs, even while navigating the terrain of the surface.

Impressively Detailed Animation Is Just 64 kilobytes

When it comes to detailed animation, we expect it to occupy a good amount of storage. Generally speaking, that rule holds true for most circumstances, and so it is quite a pleasant surprise to realize someone made an animation as detailed as this, using only a fraction of storage that would be expected; or to be exact, it only requires an extremely low 64 kilobytes.