Our planet recently made another fantastic journey around the sun. What better way to celebrate than to take a look at the marvelous mechanical contraptions we've created to visualize our solar system's celestial dance.
Lady Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge—they didn't just appear there one day. Here's a look at what some of America's greatest monuments looked like before they became the iconic images we know today.
Beehives, flower power, and really, really large computers. Looking at these photos taken at Bell Labs in the 1960s is like traveling back in time. Was working at Bell Labs totally "groovy"?
The 1780 Grand Orrery, designed by James Ferguson, is a complex clock. It is the zenith of the view of the world as a complex clockwork mechanism. [Oobject]
Windows Phone 7 now has just over 5,000 titles (5,149 to be exact) in their 2 month old marketplace. That's the same number as Palm's 1.5 year old webOS store.
We've seen 3D food printers before, but now we know exactly what deliciousness they're capable of. Food squeezed out of a syringe never looked so tasty—or artful.
The now banned polyurethane and neoprene swimsuits, while making wearers slick as a fish, also helped swimmers perform better through increased core stability. The Corsuit training concept could help swimmers build core strength—without violating regulations.
If you grew up in the 60s or 70s, you grew up with the futuristic creations of Gerry Anderson on the TV. These toy replicas of his designs are screaming to be zoomed across the kitchen table and into the air.
The Everest climb is a notoriously nasty expedition. Here's an inside look at some of the gear used to climb that icy mountain fortress, from the earliest expeditions to today's tech-filled ventures.
Some of the most famous designs from Anderson's series were his trucks and space trucks. The 1970s Thunderbird 2 took half an episode to launch as they beamed messages back and forth into space, lowered palm trees, cleared a runway and raised a fire-break. [Oobject]
Remember The Jetsons? How they all traveled by pneumatic tube, sucked from one place to another? These plans, concepts, and photographs show we've been dreaming about that idea for a long time.
Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Body (which we've been excerpting all week), is on hand to answer your questions in the comments! Tim will do his best to answer as many questions as possible for the next half hour. Updated
Tim Ferris, whose new book we've been excerpting from all week, is going to be on-hand tomorrow at 3pm EST for 30 minutes to answer your questions. See you in the comments!
Introduce your munchkin to the world of science and technology. Nerding out kids starts early!