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What is This?

No, this is not a deleted scene, or an abandoned set from a science fiction movie. But you're not far off. Read More >>

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The High-Tech Soldiers of the Future are Here

Those troops you saw in science fiction movies as a child are now real. A few years ago, many countries recognised a need to upgrade the individual infantryman and thus started their own "future soldier" programmes. Read More >>

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Casting Molten Metal on Wood With a Hungarian Design Master

When you see and touch the massive furniture of David Kiss, you feel something sensational, something deeply ancient and radiantly modern at the same time. I recently joined the Hungarian product designer and sculptor for a day, to watch his process—which verges on alchemy. Read More >>

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22 Strange Medical Instruments From the Past

In the history of medicine, machines became crucial parts of the diagnostic and treatment process in the first half of the 20th century. Scientists and doctors experimented with some really strange devices, and they developed a lot of creepy-looking health equipment—at least some of which seems almost horrific, seen through the eyes of today. The following 22 instruments are partly scary, partly weird, and partly awesome—just as inventions should be. Read More >>

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28 Rare Cutaway Illustrations of Classic Cars

Without a doubt, cars are the most popular of all cutaway illustrations, so they couldn't be absent from our cutaway series. Here you have a collection of 28 rare vintage drawings, some of them crafted by some of the greatest cutaway artists in the business. Read More >>

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The New Budapest Metro Line is an Awesome Psychedelic Trip

>After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work–it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence–Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing engineering, architectural, and artistic achievement, a mix of stunning concrete structures and trippy ornamentation. It looks stunning. Read More >>

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13 Stunning Shopping Centres From The Dawn of Consumerism

Nowadays, shopping centres are seldom considered masterpieces. But that was completely different at the turn of the 19th century—a time when they were the pinnacle of style and technology. Read More >>

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This Amazing 3D Render Lets You Dive Into a HeroicBattle

You can immerse yourself in its fantastic details of this painting, The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686, thanks to Ekho, a Hungarian 3D artist, who made a stunning rendering of the painting. Read More >>

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Real Military Images Feel Like Lost Frames From The Empire Strikes Back

I came across some winter time military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Read More >>

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22 Incredible Images Show What the Future Looked Like 100 Years Ago

These amazing covers of the weekly French magazine Le Petite Journal are from the online collection of the french National Library. They show what were the most exciting innovations of the 1920s, and how people in Europe imagined the future of technology and science from nearly a century ago. Read More >>

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The Evolution of the Atmospheric Diving Suit

Last week we introduced to you the totally awesome Exosuit, a $600,000 (£358,000) atmospheric diving suit, capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure. This means that the diver doesn't have to decompress and there is no need for special breathing gas mixtures, so there is no danger of decompression sickness or nitrogen narcosis. Read More >>

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13 Gorgeous Travel Posters From 1930s Japan

These extremely rare, previously unseen travel posters make me want to travel back in time and visit a Japan of another era. These beautiful graphics were recently rediscovered, and they'll auctioned off at the Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction this month. Read More >>

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This Japanese Rocket Launch Looks Like an Early Atomic Bomb Test

This stunning image shows the launch of the Japanese H-IIA rocket as it carries the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space. The rocket thundered into the sky at 1:37 p.m. EST on Thursday February 27th and this image was, unsurprisingly, captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. Read More >>

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Pure Space Porn: These are the Naughtiest Rocket Parts

Rocket hardware is always awesome eye candy, no matter what country is sending stuff into space. Awesome, and, well, sexy. You know what I mean. I like the rockets with the boom. Just look at all these pretty space-bound asses. Read More >>

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Inside the Ghostly Remains of Budapest's Condemned Amusement Park

After several years of financial difficulties, the Amusement Park of Budapest, the largest amusement park in Hungary, was closed on 30 September, 2013. Today I had a chance to take a walk among its remains. Read More >>

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The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors. Focus the Sun's light with them to the top of 140-metre-high towers, where water is converted into steam to power turbines. The result: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Read More >>

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