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It Floats and I Love It

Air Art from flip on Vimeo.
This via gizmodo, one of the best remote controlled blimps anything I’ve ever seen, by LaChLuVe (a group or person i cant find any more information on).  This craft appeared during the Radio Controlled Airship Regatta at the Airship Convetion in Friedrichshafen, Germany on October 10th 2008.

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Sydney Harbor Shrunk With Magic

In this case, sadly no shrink-ray was used. Instead, we are witness to the magic of bent light and digital imaging in the hands of Australian photographer Keith Loutit.  Using a tilt-shift lens effect, these time-lapse images of Sydney harbor appear to be the most incredible boat models ever.  They are great fun to watch, with great music too.  Watch them embedded here, or follow the links directly to Vimeo to watch them in HD.  As a side, these are great lessons in the kite-like movements of boats at anchor in a wind or current.

Bathtub III from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

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Death by Boat: What Used to Scare America

Tremberger and Stein Life Boat Model

 This life boat model designed by George Tremberger and Michael Joseph Stein of New York City in 1879 is from the National Museum of American History’s collection of lifeboat and raft patent models, part of their America on the Move website and exhibit.  This particular boat is unique with a telescoping mast and an interior cabin that is separated from the exterior hull and connected with gearing.  With this arrangement, the crew can adjust the angle of the entire interior cabin for the comfort of the passengers.

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