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.
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Doble Steam Cars NEW
by Joe Kissell / 約1時間
Mystery Park NEW
by Joe Kissell / 1日
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
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
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 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
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.
by Morgen Jahnke / 5日
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
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.
by Joe Kissell / 7日
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
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.