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Some of our favorite covers from the last century
December 9, 2008
This is not a miniature Ferris wheel -- it's a perpetual motion machine!
An early commuter flight to the Moon.
The World War II era of
was as brave and optimistic as you would expect.
cannot guarantee the efficacy or safety of homemade underwater breathing apparatus.
But does it fly?
10 shots in 20 seconds!
Robot insects, attack!
Ah, 2001; such naive times.
Have a swell time in your sun dome!
Can air defense save us? Another issue from the war years.
This sort of situation was much more common 60 years ago.
Your handy guide to melting steel underwater.
This issue was pulled from shelves after it inspired a rash of supervillain plots to destroy the world.
Hit the speedway in your amazing new motor hoop!
We're still waiting for this subway.
Yup, another motorized hoop. This one keeps the rain off, at least, unless it's coming down at an angle.
Ralph Nader on gasoline.
An expert tells you how to enjoy skin diving. You're on your own figuring out how to ride a shark, though.
Whyever would you wish to tame them?
Maybe the guy's pained expression is a clue to why this tech never took off.
We've long been fans of VTOL aircraft, but it's the John Steinbeck story that gives this issue its kicker.
Aerodynamics; as key as ever.
And what better way to cool down than a nice, long, water toboggan ride?
Equipment essentials for beginner DJs
Heat and drought are causing feral camels to overrun communities in Australia
Meet your new hobby: model airplane kits
Raincoats to keep you dry in a downpour
At-home brew kits that let you make your own beer
There’s a bizarre group of shapeshifting objects at the center of the Milky Way
24 hidden Android settings you should know about
Classic international games to add to your collection
Wine stoppers to make your best bottles last longer
The PigeonBot flies like a bird but won’t poop like one
The volcano erupting in the Philippines could be building up to another explosion
How to recover deleted photos from an SD card
Experts predict dozens more earthquake aftershocks in Puerto Rico
Intel’s new modular computers let gamers dip a toe into compact PC building
The Philadelphia Eagles are driving the NFL toward a greener future
Three options for adding surround sound to your home theater
This frog’s signature chirp can be heavenly or hellish
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