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Doble Steam Cars NEW

by Joe Kissell / 約1時間

A 1924 Doble Model E at the Henry Ford Museum

Forget electric cars, hybrids, and diesel engines that use vegetable oil. A century ago, a handful of enthusiasts still thought steam was the last word in auto engines.

Mystery Park NEW

by Joe Kissell / 1日

Aerial view of Jungfrau Park

An unusual theme park near Interlaken, Switzerland was designed around exhibits showcasing author Erich von Däniken's theory that aliens brought advanced technology to Earth thousands of years ago.

Take Control of Siri NEW

by Joe Kissell / 1日

Take Control of Siri cover

Make the most of Apple's voice-powered digital assistant on your iOS device, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod—and save 30%! Bonus videos, too!

The Legend of Deolinda Correa

by Joe Kissell / 2日

A shrine to Deolinda Correa

An unofficial saint in Argentina, Deolinda Correa is honored with shrines all over the country. As legend has it, she was able to keep her newborn son alive even after she died.

Quiet Parties NEW

by Joe Kissell / 3日

A silent disco

A night out on the town with friends doesn't have to mean a headache and a sore throat from yelling over the din at a noisy bar or club. You can get all the interaction, but without the noise, if you know where to go.

The Swedish Ship Götheborg

by Morgen Jahnke / 4日

The East Indiaman Götheborg

A Swedish trading ship that sank in 1745 was recently rebuilt and has once again sailed to China. Although the new ship makes some concessions to modern shipbuilding requirements, it remains true to the spirit of the original.

Proxemics NEW

by Morgen Jahnke / 5日

Personal space diagram

If you've ever had the feeling that others are standing a bit too close to you, you're not alone. Each individual and culture has different notions of what distances are appropriate for certain kinds of interactions, and mismatches can be uncomfortable.

Online Lost-and-Found Services NEW

by Joe Kissell / 6日

A lost-and-found box

If you lose your luggage, wallet, keys, glasses, or phone, you might try checking at the nearest lost-and-found department. Better yet: open a web browser.

InterPlay NEW

by Joe Kissell / 7日

Silhouettes of people dancing

When adults forget how to play, this program can help to remind them what it's like to have fun in some of the most basic human ways.

Optical Painters’ Aids NEW

by Joe Kissell / 8日

An artist drawing with the aid of a camera obscura

A debate raging in the art world involves the claim that Vermeer and other famous painters used optical aids such as a camera obscura to achieve realistic perspectives in their work.