A small village on the left bank of the river Tisza in Hungary hides one of the best-preserved industrial relics I have ever seen. If you wander along the flood prevention dyke near the village, you’ll see an old building with an enormous brick chimney towering above the trees: this is the old Tiszabercel water…
The Axis war effort throughout the first half of the 1940s led to some incredible advances in submarine technology. That includes the anaerobic Walter turbine—a newfangled engine that didn't need oxygen to work. Even more incredible, these discoveries were not entirely new, but in fact more than 60 years old—the…
In 1938, Ralph Hull founded a mill in the rural Oregon Coast Mountains. Lacking enough current to even light the workshop, Hull used steam power to supplement his energy needs. And today the mill still does—as the last steam-powered commercial sawmill on the continent.
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Most of us haven't grown up to possess our own dragon, settling for the mundanity of riding a mid-class Ford, Hyundai or Toyota to work. What if I said that can all change for you?
You read that right. It's a steam-powered battery charger. Yeah, this is something we can picture everyone building on their own.