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The Dark Knight Rises in Vietnam: Architecture Student Creates Impressive Batpod Replica

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Meet Nguyen Dac Chung, a Vietnamese architecture student who spent six months building his very own Batpod, with the help of a team of friends. Inspired by Christopher Nolan’s iconic film, The Dark Knight, Chung spent over a year planning and researching the design, before embarking on his epic project. Continue reading »

Bella Hadid, DALL-E 2, and the Strange Beauty of Vogue Italia’s May 2023 Cover Story

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AI art has been making waves in the art world for some time, but it’s not until it graces the cover of a major fashion magazine that it truly reaches the mainstream. That’s what happened with Vogue Italia’s May 2023 edition, which featured a cover story that blended real models, photographers, and stylists with AI-generated imagery from DALL-E 2. Continue reading »

Matra Sports Jet: The French Sports Car Gifted to Yuri Gagarin

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The Matra Djet is a renowned French sports car that was originally designed and sold by René Bonnet. The car was first introduced in June 1962 under the name René Bonnet Djet, and it was the world’s first rear mid-engined production road car. Over the years, different versions of the car were produced and sold under various names that included Matra-Bonnet Djet, Matra Sports Djet, and finally, Matra Sports Jet. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos and The Story of Edsel Ford’s Model 40 Special Speedster

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In the early 1930s, Edsel B. Ford, the President of Ford Motor Company, commissioned his styling chief, Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie, to create a unique roadster with limited production potential. Gregorie sketched various alternatives before building a 1/25th scale model, which he tested in a small wind tunnel. The resulting car, based on the 1934 Ford (also known as Model 40), became known as the Model 40 Special Speedster. Continue reading »

The Fend Flitzer: The Invalid Carriage that Paved the Way for Messerschmitt Kabinenroller Microcars

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The Fend Flitzer was a three-wheeled vehicle designed and built by Fritz Fend in Rosenheim, Germany in 1948. Fend, a former aeronautical engineer and technical officer in the Luftwaffe, initially produced a tricycle invalid carriage with a front wheel that was steered by handlebars and powered by a mechanism actuated by pushing back and forth on the handlebars. Soon after, the tricycle was offered with a 38 cc Victoria two-stroke proprietary engine normally used for motorizing bicycles. Continue reading »

The Rhino: An Inventor’s Visionary Solution for Off-Road and Highway Transportation From The 1950s

Rhino’s tilting hemispheroidal wheels adjust to variable heights on uneven terrain.
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Back in 1954, inventor Elie Aghnides was struck by an idea that would revolutionize the way we think about off-road vehicles. As he watched a caterpillar tractor muscling dirt around in New York City’s Central Park, he couldn’t help but wonder why such a powerful machine was limited to a maximum speed of 25 mph and plagued by frequent tread breaks. Continue reading »

Customizing the 1940 Mercury: A Classic Car with Endless Possibilities

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The 1940 Mercury is a classic car that has been widely appreciated for its unique design and customization potential. Introduced by Ford Motor Co. in 1939, the Mercury was positioned between the low-priced Ford V-8 and the luxurious Lincoln Zephyr V-12, filling the gap in the market for a mid-range vehicle. Continue reading »

The Futuristic Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia: A Unique Luxury Car from a Bygone Era

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Imagine cruising down the road in a car that is unlike any other. That is precisely what French pilot and racing car driver André Dubonnet did in 1938 when he commissioned the Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia. The Spanish automobile manufacturer Hispano-Suiza built this one-of-a-kind luxury car on the chassis of the H6B and gave it a distinctive new look. Continue reading »

The Visionary Austrian Engineer Who Gave Birth to a Housekeeping Robot in the 1950s

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In a world where women have fought tirelessly for their freedom and autonomy, it seems the answer to their dreams may come in the form of a robot. A robot that can do everything from answering phones to pouring a cup of tea without spilling a single drop. And who is the mastermind behind this technological breakthrough? None other than Viennese engineer Claus Scholz. Continue reading »

Weird Advertising for a Weird Car: Balloon-Wheeled Citroen DS, 1959

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Back in 1959, Citroen’s communication department was on a mission to prove to the world that their ID and DS models were in a league of their own. And what better way to do that than to take a car, perch it on four balloons, and float it in the middle of a lake? It’s like they always say: “When you want to showcase comfort, just combine air and water and hope for the best!” Continue reading »

This Is a 3D Printed Wednesday’s Hand as An Apple Watch Holder. You Can Print One for Yourself.

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Hey there folks, gather round and let me tell you about the star of Netflix’s latest hit series “Wednesday.” No, it’s not the creepy, kooky Addams family, it’s the one and only hand model ‘thing’! Continue reading »

The Tatra 97: A Futuristic Mid-Size Car That Met an Untimely End

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The Tatra 97, or T97, was a mid-size car built by Tatra in Kopřivnice, Moravia from 1936 to 1939. Despite its futuristic design and unique features, only around 500 units were produced. Unfortunately, the car’s production came to an abrupt end due to the outbreak of the Second World War, specifically the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany. Continue reading »

Vintage Wicker Baby Walkers: Capturing How Babies Learned to Walk in the Early 1900s-1920s

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Since the 15th century, baby walkers have helped toddlers learn to walk and encouraged upright posture. They prevented dangerous tumbles into hot stoves and fireplaces, but with regular usage, wooden and wicker baby walkers had considerable wear and tear. Over time, baby walkers have gone by many names and designs, with the most popular design in the 18th century being a wooden frame with four slanting posts and some cross pieces. Continue reading »

A Look Back at the Workplaces and Offices of the 1970s and 1980s

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The office has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past several decades, evolving in layout, style, colors, work culture, and technology. The modern office is geared towards individuality, with ergonomic design and cutting-edge technology playing a crucial role in this transition. Continue reading »

Uncovering the Tech Hype Graveyard: Examining the Causes of Failed Next-Big-Things

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Technology, as we know it, is changing at a rapid pace. We upgrade our phones and laptops so often that it’s increasingly difficult to keep up. The most recent innovation is Chat GPT, which has wowed people with its natural speech and vast knowledge. But are these advances truly revolutionary and will they stick around? Continue reading »

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt Concept Car Pictures

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The Chrysler Thunderbolt concept automobile was a revolutionary design when it debuted in the 1950s. It was made of aluminum and featured a retractable, electrically powered hardtop roof, as well as concealed headlights and enclosed wheel wells with no A-pillars. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of the Goggomobil Dart

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The Goggomobil Dart, a microcar developed by Sydney-based Buckle Motors Pty Ltd., was an innovative vehicle that combined the chassis and mechanical components of the German Goggomobil microcar with an Australian-designed fibreglass body. Continue reading »

The Rise of Original Paint, Rust, and Patina: How Volkswagen Fanatics are Embracing the Unrestored Look

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In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the automotive world towards cars with original paint, rust, and patina. This change in perception, which initially took hold within the global Volkswagen community, has led to a growing interest in cars that are not fully restored, but instead maintain their original, well-worn appearance. Continue reading »

The Evolution of Child Car Safety: A Look Back at the 1960s

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As we all know, child car safety has come a long way since the 1930s. While baby car seats weren’t mandated by law in all 50 US states until 1986, they existed in some form for decades. In the early days, child seats for cars were primarily designed to provide kids with a better view during car rides, rather than for safety. Continue reading »

Tinker the Robot: The 1966 Real-Life Housekeeping Robot

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In 1966, inventor David Weston from Yorkshire brought to life his creation: a remote-controlled robot named Tinker. This metal friend was capable of performing various tasks such as washing cars, taking babies for walks, going on shopping trips, and even weeding gardens. However, there was a catch – all of these tasks could only be done within 200 meters of David’s garage, where he controlled the robot through a control panel. Continue reading »

Captivating Photographs of the Luxury and Futuristic 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline

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As one of the major motorcycle brands of the early 20th century, Henderson produced a number of impressive vehicles before ceasing production in 1931. Among these was the 1930 Henderson Model KJ Streamline, a motorcycle known for its advanced design and impressive capabilities. Continue reading »

Marketing Strategies of the 1960s-1980s: Women in Miniskirts Promote Computer Systems

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During the 1960s to 1980s, it was not uncommon for advertisers to use women in revealing outfits, particularly miniskirts, to promote computer systems. These tactics were meant to appeal to a male-dominated industry, with the idea that sex sells being exploited to grotesque ends. Continue reading »

Bertone and Citroën Collaborate on Futuristic 1972 Citroën GS Camargue Concept

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The Citroën GS Camargue was a concept car based on the Citroën GS, presented as a two-door coupé with 2+2 seating. It was designed by Bertone. It used GS mechanical components, and was the same overall length, but 6 cm (2.4 in) wider. It was presented in 1972 at the Geneva Motor Show. Historically, this is the first collaboration between Bertone and Citroën, which later produced the successful BX. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of 1969 Lamborghini Espada Series I

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The Espada was unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Islero. It was powered by a 3.929 cc Lamborghini V12 engine, which was derived from the one used in the 400 GT 2+2 and produced 325 horsepower in the series I models. Continue reading »

This Is a Real Wheelchair Car from 1956

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Harold Young of Downey, California, has a car designed expressly for wheelchair users in 1956. The driver gets in and out without help. Controls, including a push-stop, pull-go lever, are designed for the handicapped. Continue reading »