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Cars with Propellers, Part 1

"QUANTUM SHOT" #516(rev) <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>If you ever wanted to shred air (and pedestrians) in your wake, here is your chance.</b><p>Why attach …

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“1950’s — A young “cowboy”, the son of a member of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, looks over the Convair built …

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Future Fashion From the 1939 World's Fair Looked Really Uncomfortable

<i>The Atlantic</i> just published a gorgeous collection of images from the 1939 New York World's Fair, including the photo above, which is brand new to …


The 1930s Mechanical Man Who Tried To Start A Robot Uprising

Back in 1932, the world was awash in newspaper stories about a robot that had done the unthinkable: a mechanical man had shot its inventor.<p>As you can …

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JF Ptak Science Books

JF Ptak Science Books Post 2025<p>This magnificent and mega-heavy beast-aeroplane (a "steam aeromotive machine") appears in the pages of <i>Engineering</i>, and …

Cylinders Replace Wings in Plane - Popular Science (Feb, 1934)

Cylinders Replace Wings in Plane (Feb, 1934)<p><b>Cylinders Replace Wings in Plane</b><br>Jets of air, sucked in at the front and expelled at the rear of huge …


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the jaw-dropping art of Christophe GIBELIN<p>“Sud-Est SE161 Languedoc & Leduc 021, Illustration de couverture pour "Envols vers l'inconnu” Biographie de …


3D-TV, Automated Cooking and Robot Housemaids: Walter Cronkite Tours the Home of 2001

Walter Cronkite gives a tour of the home office of 2001 on his show The 21st Century (1967)<p>Legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite’s regular half-hour …

The Newspaper of Tomorrow: 11 Predictions from Yesteryear

Newspapers printed by radio right in the home in 1934 (Source: Novak Archive)<p>Many of us here in the 21st century like to think of the newspaper as …

Postwar Dreams of Flying in Style

Interior of the Northrop airplane of tomorrow (1948)<p>During World War II, many Americans had high hopes for what life would be like in the future. …

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reblog:<p>Beautiful patent drawing for R. J. Spalding’s Flying Machine, 1889. Complement with the illustrated history of human flight.

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stills from “..a Russian film showing a space rocket being launched from an aircraft, 1957” (via and via)

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Nathan C. Price, Lockheed Corporation<br>Application: October 12th 1949<br>(other patents here, here, here, here)

NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME - Popular Science (Aug, 1931)

NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME (Aug, 1931)<p>So, apparently in 1931, tuning a car radio was even more dangerous than texting is today. Also, …

The Tatra T87: Streamlined, Fast and Mostly Unknown

"QUANTUM SHOT" #800 <br>Link - article by Mike Gulett<p><b>Designed to resemble the German Graf Zeppelin dirigibles</b><p>We wrote about Tatra's streamlined cars …

Abandoned Communist Party Headquarters in Bulgaria

"QUANTUM SHOT" #820 <br>Link - article by Darmon Richter<p><b>Easily one of the most bizarre abandoned buildings in the world: an otherworldly "saucer" on</b> …