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13 of the Coolest Cars From New York and Beijing's Motor Shows

For prospective car buyers and automobile fans everywhere, motor shows are like Christmas. It's where manufacturers show off their newest modelsm teasing us with exciting concepts which will never see the light of day. To save you from trawling through the numerous boring new arrivals, I've selected the most interesting new whips from New York and Beijing's shows of the past week. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. Read More >>

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Seven Ingenious Trains That Slide Up the Slopes So You Don't Have To

Walk? Like up that giant hill? Yeah, no. This ain't the 15th century, we have funiculars for that now. In fact, here are seven of the swankiest ground-based gondolas to ever put the "fun" in "climbing steep-ass inclines without breaking a sweat". 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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Brimful of Asha Band Opens World's Smallest Disco (But it's Not the Only Small Abode Out There)

Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow, according to the guys from Cornershop. And everyone needs a place to party too -- even if that place is the "world's smallest disco". Read More >>

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Eight Images of Hyper-Modern South Korea Compared With its Past

Korea has undergone rapid change over the last century, with Seoul metamorphosing from the first East Asian city to light its royal palace with electricity to arguably the most modern city in the world. Photographer Sungseok Ahn captured change by setting up a screen and projecting the old on top of the new. Read More >>

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11 of the Coolest Products From the Busiest Week in Design

Every April around this time, Milan welcomes creative types from all across the globe for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile -- pretty much the wildest week in the design world. Though the past few years have seen efforts to curb the rampant bacchanal of new production for new production's sake, there's still a hell of a lot to take in. Read More >>

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Watch Eight BASE Jumps From Eight Pieces of Famous Architecture

Do you like modern architecture? What about stomach-churningly scary videos of people hurling themselves off tall things? Well, you're in luck: After four people were arrested for BASE jumping off of One World Trade last month, we took a look at other jumps from famous buildings. Read More >>

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What are These Giant Concrete Rings Built by the Nazis?

These huge concrete rings were built by the Germans during World War II on the coast of the Barents Sea. For decades, the Soviet military limited access to them after the war was over, fuelling speculation about their purpose. Conspiracy theorists and local folk claimed they were test grounds for Nazi weapons and antigravity devices. Read More >>

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12 of the Best Cases to Guard Your Samsung Galaxy S5

Along with one of the biggest phone releases this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the usual flurry of cases are also being announced to defend your new pocket pal. With a more solid design than its predecessor and the inclusion of a waterproof and dustproof rating of IP67, there is no question that the S5 is a durable phone -- but will that stop an errant key or coin creating what might-as-well-be the Grand Canyon on the back of your phone? Read More >>

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A Rare Trip on the Floating Train Yard of Hudson Harbour

The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles north of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City. 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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Rare Photos of NYC's Museums Under Construction

Museums are lightning rods for criticism. The most public of all buildings, they're also the most vulnerable, and even long-accepted classics faced scorn in their infancy. Today we're taking a look at vintage photographs of New York City's famous museums while under construction. Read More >>

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These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities in the Past and Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in their own right, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing. 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 Best (and Worst) of April Fool's Day 2014

It's the most dreaded day of the year, particularly for tech bloggers who have to be extra-watchful for spurious rumours and chancers' product announcements. But that doesn't mean there aren't some real doozies that are worth a chuckle or two. Step over the banana skin on the floor, and take a gander below. Read More >>

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