This propeller-powered monorail would have linked London to Paris

Scottish inventor George Bennie had a dream. Where trains couldn't link destinations separated by water, grand railways would stretch through the skies, guiding propeller-powered planes from city to city. » 6/03/12 11:45am 6/03/12 11:45am

The Unholy Love Child of Bicycle and Monorail Could Revolutionize Your…


I'm still waiting for the day when humans navigate cities by being sucked through pneumatic tubes. But in the meantime, New Zealand's bicycle-monorail mash-up, known as the Shweeb, might be the next best thing. » 7/21/09 4:30pm 7/21/09 4:30pm

Atomic Cars of the 1950s

"Engine in rear? Tricycle wheels? Polaroid Plastic top? Atomic power? Just as at home in the water or in the air as on the highway?" This car of the future was designed and illustrated by Detroit-based commercial artist Arthur Radebaugh for a 1952 ad for National Oil Seals. Click through for a look at Radebaugh's… » 6/25/08 11:15am 6/25/08 11:15am

Velocipedes the Wave of the Future, Circa 1900

The Mono-rail Track Velocipede wasn't as flashy as a jet pack, but maybe it was more practical—as long as you had what Scientific American called in May 1900 a "single-rail railway" to use it on, of course. The lucky people of Wuppertal, Germany, have been using just such a suspension monorail since 1901. The … » 3/31/08 1:00pm 3/31/08 1:00pm