"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."

- Heinrich Heine, 1823

"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."

- Heinrich Heine, 1823


The logo for the USAF’s Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA) project, 1946-1951.

The logo for the USAF’s Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA) project, 1946-1951.


Giant No. 4 — The Explosive
From St. Nicholas Magazine, 1911.

Giant No. 4 — The Explosive
From St. Nicholas Magazine, 1911.


The only surviving example of a 19-foot-wide promotional billboard for Snow White, composed of 24 separate lithographed sheets which were then stitched together to make one large image.

Created in 1936 by illustrator Gustaf Tenggren this poster is due to be auctioned off towards the end of July.

The only surviving example of a 19-foot-wide promotional billboard for Snow White, composed of 24 separate lithographed sheets which were then stitched together to make one large image.

Created in 1936 by illustrator Gustaf Tenggren this poster is due to be auctioned off towards the end of July.


An assemblage of 17th Century orthotic devices, found in Girolamo Fabrizio's "Opera Chirurgica", 1619.

An assemblage of 17th Century orthotic devices, found in Girolamo Fabrizio's "Opera Chirurgica", 1619.


"Le Sortie de l’opĂ©ra en l’an 2000" (“Leaving the opera in the year 2,000) ca. 1882; hand-coloured lithograph by Albert Robida.


"The Owl’s Nest", drawing ca. 1505-1515. One of the few surviving works on paper by Hieronymus Bosch.

"The Owl’s Nest", drawing ca. 1505-1515. One of the few surviving works on paper by Hieronymus Bosch.



"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."

(The planet Uranus, viewed from Saturn orbit)

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."

(The planet Uranus, viewed from Saturn orbit)



houghtonlib:

Fludd, Robert, 1574-1637. Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia, 1624.

EC F6707 B638p v.1

Houghton Library, Harvard University


Rediscovered digital artworks made by Andy Warhol in the mid-80’s using an Amiga.

More info at the Andy Warhol Museum.


brucesterling:

UFO typologies, 1967

brucesterling:

UFO typologies, 1967


Prototype Soviet Laser Pistol

Created in 1984; housed in the museum of the “Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops” in Moscow. This pistol used a clip of disposable pyrotechnic flash cartridges as ammunition and was apparently meant for use against enemy optical systems.

(Via http://j.mp/1l8Qisy and http://j.mp/1l8QOXB . Could this actually be real?)

Prototype Soviet Laser Pistol

Created in 1984; housed in the museum of the “Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops” in Moscow. This pistol used a clip of disposable pyrotechnic flash cartridges as ammunition and was apparently meant for use against enemy optical systems.

(Via http://j.mp/1l8Qisy and http://j.mp/1l8QOXB . Could this actually be real?)



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