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The Evolution Of Flying Ships

The invention of hydrofoils was one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of marine engineering. Hydrofoils are vessels that use wing-like foils below the hull in order to reach greater speeds on the water. The “wings” are submerged so that the hull can be above the water, which allows the boat to go much faster since water is about 1000 times more dense than air.


11 Expensive Apps That Might Actually Be Worth It

All smartphone apps fall into one of two categories: paid or unpaid. For many, free apps satisfy all our needs, even if they fill our lives with a bunch of ads. But are any there pricey apps — either with a big upfront cost, or with in-app purchases — that are worth their price?


Each Of These Panoramic Pictures Is Its Own Tiny Twisted Planet

There are heaps of 360-degree panoramic images out there, but Russian photographer Andrew Bodov’s latest work totally twists my mind. He depicts rockets, Mars rover Curiosity, statues of science and faith all embraced into lovely micro worlds, so simple and neat they could make a sweet set of scenery for a 21st century Little Prince. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.


9 Of Our Favourite iPhone 6 Cases So Far

Earlier this week, we asked you to help us sort through the (significant) muck for the best iPhone 6 cases you’ve seen thus far. We’ve already had a look at the iPhone 6 Plus players out there, but this particular bounty was far more plentiful.


10 Strange Projects In Development At NASA

NASA is pursuing future cosmic exploration with some rather unexpected whimsy. Occasionally fantastical but always backed by concrete science, here are 10 of the most awesomely strange projects NASA’s scientists are cooking up.


15 Rare Images From NASA's First Decades Of Space Exploration

The idea of floating in orbit, protected from the void by mere inches of material, is one we’ve grown pretty blasé about over the years. But it’s a terrifying, marvellous, sublime thing — and a new exhibit of rare NASA photos attempts to remind us of that fact.


The Best-Designed Bathrooms In America

The public restroom is not a place worth celebrating, generally speaking. It is a place of absolute necessity, awkward small talk, and worst case scenarios come true. Cintas, a company that specialises in — what else? — bathroom supplies, is dead set on changing that perception. Which is why it sponsors a contest to find the best restrooms in America.


4 Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities In Our Flooded Future

The tides are rising. The only question that remains is how — and whether — we prepare our cities for it. As you might expect, the cities taking the most decisive action are the ones that have been hit the hardest most recently, like Sandy-battered New York, or partially-submerged Venice.


15 Old Gadgets That Live On In Our Hearts

All types of different gadgets enter and leave our lives. Some stay for years and are cherished well past their prime. Others we lose, whether sold off in our youthful ignorance or lost in some other equally tragic way.


The Dark, Glamorous World Of One Of New York City's Real-Life Mad Men

New York in the years after World War II was a city more prosperous and more modern than anything the world had seen — and it spawned a whole culture unto itself, distributed in newspapers, magazines, and advertisements. This was the era of Madison Avenue Men, and Mac Conner was their illustrator.


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