Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1

Kitty Hawk Credit: Kitty Hawk I’ve written an article before about new methods of transportation that deal with smaller aircraft but vehicles you wouldn’t really think of as aircraft. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is another personal aircraft, a sort of personal hovercraft more than anything else. The machine itself has an odd appearance containing a…

Egyptian Boats

A boat burial (yes boat) has been discovered in Abydos, Egypt containing the remains of a boat but more importantly an entire wall full of boat drawings, numbering 120 in all. It is close to the cenotaph of Pharaoh Senusret III (1878-1839 BCE), a member of the 12th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom period. A…