Archive for the ‘vehicles’ Category

flying saucers

Monday, March 24th, 2008
__SPACER__ Identified Unidentified Flying Oobjects. A list of some real flying saucers, from the US and Soviet military, a video of the amazing Moller M200x, some flying saucer inspired architecture and a patent for a nuclear powered flying saucer from British Rail, bizarrely. Vote for your faves.

Bubble Cars

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
__SPACER__ What a tech bubble needs is bubble cars like these classics from the 40s to the present. Perhaps they should replace the Google bus with a 1958 Goggomobil?

Lots of Yellow Submarines

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
__SPACER__ The original yellow submarine may have been aqualung inventor Jacques Cousteaus. Since The Beatles song, all manner of weird and wonderful, quixotic submarines have to be bright yellow, from home made subs, floating human powered septic tanks and deep sea exploration vehicles. Vote for your faves.

10 inappropriate rocket powered items

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
__SPACER__ Ever since Evel Knievel attempted to jump Snake River Canyon, by sitting in a rocket powered bomb, dressed like Elvis, Darwin Awards contenders have tried to create inappropriate rocket powered items. <p /><p />These days we have YouTube to show us 10 thousand varieties of rocket powered skateboard. Here are our favorites, vote for yours.

12 giant airship hangars

Monday, December 31st, 2007
__SPACER__ One of Silicon Valleys most famous landmarks, and possibly its only truly monumental one is under threat of demolition. The giant airship Hangar One at NASAs Moffett Field, is one of Americas architectural treasures.<p /><p />Airship hangars were collectively the largest spaces ever built, larger than cathedrals and just as awe inspiring. Vote for your favorite.

16 cool aircraft interiors

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
__SPACER__ Singapore Airlines has this week banished the mile high club, with the introduction of on board double beds. The rest of the interior, however is fairly bland. Here is a list of some of the best aircraft interiors.

13 soviet satellites

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
__SPACER__ Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, here are some of the other lesser known Soviet satellites.<p /><p />Soviet space gear looked different to NASA space gear. There was something alarming about this, since it meant that there was a cultural and aesthetic aspect to the type of their design that we expect to be based purely on rational criteria.<p /><p />These days the variety of satellite design does tend to reflect their function more than their provenance, however here are our picks of the ones that were quintessentially Soviet. Vote on your faves.

16 crazy bicycles

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
__SPACER__ n honor of the Frankfurt Motor Show, record oil prices and the end of Burning Man - we&#x2019;re doing a non car list as a green alternative.<p /><p />Here are the strangest bikes we could find, propelled sideways, backwards, in reverse or by climbing up a ladder. Vote on your faves.

12 flying machines

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
__SPACER__ A collection of &#x2018;personal helicopters&#x2019; and flying machines.<p /><p />As the T-shirt says - &#x201c;the is is the future, where is my Jetpack&#x201d;. It seems that Jetpacks are basically dangerous, and since the appearance at the Los Angeles Olympics, nothing much has happened. Still, there are two manufacturers that will actually build one for you, for $250,000, and you can buy a glorified fan that will propel you on an ice rink at the same speed as a puck.<p /><p />If you want rotor blades rather than rockets, the current options are a bit cheaper and more practical, but are still less cool than the Soviet Fold-up helicopter, from the Cold War era.