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By Chevy From Cuba to USA

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With the recent migrant tragedies at sea around the globe, we must always recall one of the great refugee success stories: turning an old Detroit truck into an ocean-going vessel.

More photos here.

Full story here.

Recycled Water Shower

Use the same water for weeks?

This shower recycles, purifies and then reheats the same water over and over again -- saving water and electricity. Designers claim this shower will use up to 30 times less water and a fraction of the electricity. Since the water is already warm, it needs to be reheated less than cold water. Users would save thousands in energy costs.



Here's the link to the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/tech/innovation/futuristic-water-recycling-shower-orbsys/index.html

Developers are thinking of expanding this technology to car washes, washing machines, and other water intensive uses. Water parks?


Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Nov 15, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Engineering and Construction

Manhattan Super Terminal

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If only this gargantuan structure had actually been built! What a different world we would have inhabited....

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 04, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Urban Life, Utopias and Dystopias, Transportation, 1930's

Follies of the Mad Men #182

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"World War II was won by superior American staples. We're not saying that just because we make and sell them."

The personal bonus: Bostitch is a company from my home state of Rhode Island.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 14, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Engineering and Construction, Technology, War, 1940's

Herb Bartlett

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Let us all hail the great American tradition of amateur inventors, personified today by the forgotten Herb Bartlett, whose love for hovercraft extended to making his plans available to the youth of the USA, contacted through his ad in Boys' Life magazine

Original ad here. (Scroll down a bit.)

Scary Cliff Construction



Watch this fuller, foreign video, then get the English explanation here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 10, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Asia
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