In the 1970s, even the most mundane gas stations in the USSR were transformed into architectural masterpieces without sacrificing their functionality. In 1977, at least two such gas stations were built in Kyiv. Despite their unusual appearance, they were quite comfortable for drivers. Continue reading »
The Army Transportation Research Command purchased two Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air Car ground effects machines (gem) in early 1960. The purchases were for engineering and operational evaluation as part of an ongoing investigation into vehicles for use in the military. Continue reading »
The 1950 and 1960s have become known as the “Golden Age” of flying. It was a time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, and of great leg room for all.
While it might have become known as the Golden Age of flying, taking to the air in the 1950s and 1960s had its downsides. For a start it was much more dangerous, and far more expensive. Then there was the smoke from all those cigars, cigarettes and pipes. And, once you’d looked out of the window there was not a lot to do but twiddle your thumbs. But there were upsides to flying back then too – like ever-flowing drinks and a party atmosphere.
These old photos will give you a glimpse into the air travel during this era. Continue reading »
Today, many think about the future of vehicles. Many concept cars are engineered. The prototypes of the most bizarre design appear regularly in sci-fi films and video games. This amazing creation comes from the Russian city of Almetyevsk. It’s a flying car. Continue reading »
For fans who loved bestsellers like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes Flying Dogs, a fun and stunning photography book capturing adorable dogs from a unique perspective: mid-air.
Inspired by her Frisbee-loving pup, Flinn, photographer Julia Christe set out to photograph the athleticism and freedom of dogs leaping in mid-air. She published some of these images of airborne canines digitally, and they quickly went viral with features in The Guardian, Huffington Post, and on the Today show. Continue reading »
Swedish artist Jacob Munkhammar transforms old Citroën cars into flying retro-futuristic vehicles. Continue reading »
After publishing a handful of books that featured portraits of underwater babies, puppies and canines underwater, photographer Seth Casteel (previously) is back with “Pounce,” a project features adorable felines flying through the atmosphere. The 35-year-old pet photographer, who lives in Venicem California, spent nearly a year documenting more than 1,000 adoptable cats in action. Seth’s latest book contains 70 previously unpublished photos of kittens, all whom came from animal shelters and rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading »
An inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in a recreation of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album cover in London, England. The classic Pink Floyd album artwork was recreated to mark the release of several digitally remastered versions of their albums. Continue reading »
After decades of pigs failing to fly, blue whales took it upon themselves to give this aviation impossibility a try and shocked the world by achieving flight. Now you can mimic this epic moment in history with these life size blue whale kites! Continue reading »
Have you ever been in total awe of somebody’s artistic skills, Somebody who has more talent in one finger than you do in your entire body? We’re getting that feeling right now, after checking out the work of Alejandro Burdisio. He’s a multi-talented illustrator, cartoonist, and painter. That’s not enough to get you noticed by autoevolution. However, his creations in the so-called “Universe Scrap” are just amazing. Continue reading »
Now you can literally fly while you are on the road. With the new Yamaha 04 GEN Scooter, there is no need to board a plane, make a parachute jump or paraglide to feel the air beneath your wings. This concept scooter is designed to look as graceful as a swan, with side wings that open up in the shape of the thin see-through insect wings. Let us see how will the concept scooter look like when it hits the stores – will we feel as elegant as a swan and as fast as a wasp? Continue reading »
Today, air travel is flooded with thousands of budget airlines, cheap deals and the smallest seats imaginable. For the vast majority of people who fly, it’s merely about getting from A to B without losing your sanity in the process. But 50 years ago, the world of aviation was actually the polar opposite. It wasn’t all about the lowest airfares and the cheapest route – there was a think called service as well. Continue reading »
Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis transport prototype “flying dress” designed by TechHaus – Studio XO during the ARTPOP album release and artRave event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/AP Photo/Invision) Continue reading »
Three companies in the Czech Republic have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that is capable of flying. The amazing machine is controlled remotely while in development but its designers hope to have it capable of carrying people soon. They also hope battery technology will advance enough to improve the five-minute flights it is capable of performing and make the invention marketable. (Sky News) Continue reading »
This ‘flying’ rainbow was spotted over Wanning City, in southern Chinese province of Hainan. The spectacular sight was first witnessed by a child on a fishing boat and later captured on camera by a local photographer. The ‘flying rainbow’ is created when light reflects off ice crystals in clouds, rather than water particles close to the Earth. Continue reading »
A model walks down the side of Revere Hotel in Boston during a vertical fashion show for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on April 18, 2012. (Dominick Reuter/EPA/Lauren Fish/Lauren Frohne/Globe photo)
The Revere Hotel in Boston, Ma. celebrated its grand opening on April 18 with a vertical fashion show. The Boston Rock Gym provided the models who rappelled down the exterior of the 24-story hotel wearing outfits created by the students from the Massachusetts College of Arts and Design and by Ted Baker London. Continue reading »
Air Swimmers swim through the air with incredibly smooth and life-like motion. These amazing fish provide hours of remote control indoor fun in even the smallest of rooms (not for outdoor use). They require only four AAA batteries (one in the body, three in the controller) and have complete up, down and 360 degree turning control.
Simply fill your Air Swimmers with helium inexpensively at any party store, florist shop, or grocery store that carries balloons. The body is made from a high quality, durable nylon material that will stay inflated for weeks! You can fill it again and again. Remote control has never come to life so magically!
Awesome one-stop-moment photo of jumping squirrel, Toronto neighbours. By Bill.
The Sport Flying revolution has just begun. In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working closely with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) created what has been called “The biggest change in aviation in 50 years.” They created an entirely new category of aircraft (Light Sport Aircraft) as well as a new category of pilot license (Sport Pilot), both aimed specifically at consumer recreational flying. Now, the dream of flight is more accessible and more affordable than ever before. Satisfy your sense of adventure… It’s time to join the ICON revolution. Continue reading »