retro stories

In the 1950s, nuclear power was something new and amazing and nobody was really thinking about the dangers of radiation. Instead, they were thinking about how to cram nuclear reactors into everything that moved, from cars to planes to zeppelins.
Remember those old electronic video game handhelds like Game & Watch? Of course you don't. Why would you? They lacked color screens and only had blippy sound effects. Website Pica-Pic has "digitized" those retro machines and programmed them to be playable on the web with a keyboard or mouse.
This beauty is Robolux Studio's Flower Power Lamp, a one-of-a-kind object made from an electric fan from the 1940s. The inside has been painted orange, giving the light it produces a wonderful warm quality, and it creates a distinctive light...