Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire.
According to a confidential report that's been prepared for the Pentagon, Chinese hackers have stolen blueprints for some of the country's most sensitive advanced weapons systems.
Will and Timothy Anderson invite you to relive the destruction of the first Death Star—by reveling in the technical specs of the ships involved on the Rebel side. Limited edition prints of these ships and more are available at Timothy Anderson's shop, so be sure to grab your favorites before they run out.
If you ever wondered why blueprints were blue and not black or red or white or brown or any other color than blue, well, it's not because architects really like the color but because the technique in making blueprints caused the paper to turn blue.
Attention case-makers, accessory-builders and generally curious minds: the iPhone 5 blueprints have been made available to those with an Apple dev account. And, even though Joel Johnson no longer has a dev account, he somehow managed to procure the prints. Thanks, Uncle Joel!
Frank Lloyd Wright's reputation for being a bit of an egotistical prick is well-documented and well-deserved. But that doesn't mean he was all bad—the man had his soft spots. Like the time he designed a dog house for a 12-year-old admirer.
Back when George Lucas and company made the original Star Wars trilogy, they had to build everything from scratch — all the sets, all the models. And a new book, Star Wars: The Blueprints, gives you all the schematics.
The great thing about Star Wars, especially the original trilogy, was how gritty and lived-in everything looked. Everything felt solid. Now, at last you can see the actual blueprints that made that galaxy look like a place you could visit.
In this episode of Home Makeover: Mansion Edition: Steve Jobs finally, officially, gets to demolish his house to build a new one. There had been some scuttlebutt over Jobs-occupied Jackling House was a historic landmark, but! It seems that Jonathan Ive can finally get cracking on those iHouse blueprints. [Almanac News…
The good people at Flowing Data uncovered this old graphic which they dubbed the "Engineer's Guide to Drinks." The name's fitting: unless you're an engineer these diagrams will probably leave you more frustrated than inebriated.