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The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.
Sound Mirrors: Before Radar, Hearing Was Believing
Sound Mirrors, Acoustic Horns and War Tubas were the only means of detecting enemy aircraft before the invention of radar - and for some time after.
Amazing Vintage Images from Japan's Forgotten Master
Vintage images of Japan from the early 20th century are made even more compelling when you know the story of T. Enami, their prolific and enigmatic creator.
Sexy as Sin: Steampunk Guns -n- Guitars
Shred or shoot, smile or drool, here are sexy as sin and amazing modifications of contemporary technologies to fit the aesthetic of Steampunk guns and guitars.
Brutal Torture: 16 Twisted Techniques & Historic Devices
Here's an exploration of 16 of the most cringe-worthy torture techniques and devices to ever come out of the haunted halls of human history.
70 (New!) Uncanny Wonders of the Natural World
From the awesome power of nature to her most eccentric phenomena and animal species, here are seventy natural wonders you have to see to believe.
Celebrating WWII and Korean War Aircraft Nose Art
Decorating military planes with nose art has been a largely American tradition since WWI. During WWII and the Korean War, nose art surged in popularity.
105 Examples of How 8 Essential Technologies Have Evolved
Oh, how we love our hi-tech gizmos and gadgets! These 105 examples of essential technologies travel the long and winding road from radical concept to retail conquest.
173 Radical Retrofuturistic Designs & Technologies
From retrocool concept cars to far-out fashion in sci-fi inspired cities of tomorrow, these 131 samples of retrofuturistic design & technology will take you back to the good old days to come!
It's Terminal: A Dozen Scenes of Early Office Computing
The introduction of computers began at the workplace and, chunky and clunky as they might have been, they were a revelation at the time. Let's look back and get digital with early office computers!
20 Amazing Examples of Obsolete Tech-Art
Growing trend in the art world: turn old tech items that would be junked into masterpieces of art.