Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant… » 10/09/14 5:32pm 10/09/14 5:32pm

What Spintires Is And Why It's One Of The Top-Selling Games On Steam

Something curious happened over the weekend: a game called 'Spintires' rose through the Steam charts, eventually becoming the top-selling game on Steam for a few days. Right now, as of this writing, it's number two. One thing lots people, myself included, couldn't help but asking was: why? » 6/16/14 2:36pm 6/16/14 2:36pm

This Early Steam Car Used Mechanical Feet To Move

The history of cars goes way back before Benz's motorwagen, despite what the marketing folks at Mercedes-Benz want you to believe. One of my favorite periods in automobile development was in the early 1800s, when steam technology was just starting to mature, and rail locomotives and road-going steam vehicles were… » 11/27/12 4:00pm 11/27/12 4:00pm

Fuel Up Only With Free Stuff You Find Along The Route: Berkeley To…

The City of Berkeley is now a maximum security statist dystopia… Cars are illegal… Petroleum is a controlled substance… Now, geeks and gearheads unite to » 10/10/08 4:20pm 10/10/08 4:20pm escape from Berkeley That's right, a 600-mile race in vehicles not only prohibited from burning petroleum-based fuel but prohibited from along the way- it's all…

Project Car Hell, Pressure Drop Edition: Stanley Steamer or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw a cat-piss-enhanced, meth-head-damaged, Camaro-suspended '53 Chevy take a beating in the Choose Your Eternity poll at the hands of the Jaguar-powered, bugs-in-face… » 8/12/08 5:20pm 8/12/08 5:20pm

Steam Makes Them Hot And Speedy! Brit Team Attempts To Set Land Steam…

The conclusion reached after hearing a team of wacky Brits are looking to set the 100-year unbroken land speed record for steam powered vehicles is probably something like "there's a land speed record for just about everything." You'd probably be right, and proof of that assertion's coming in the spring of next year… » 10/11/06 11:50am 10/11/06 11:50am

Petersen Museum to Feature History of Alternative Propulsion

It began with the first neanderthal who lit his mammoth-bone pipe over a methane vent in LaBrea and rocketed himself into Laguna Hills: Human propulson. After that, man developed more advanced forms of transport propelled by steam, electricity, coal, wombat feces, petroleum, turbines, french-fry oil and hydrogen — and… » 4/18/06 6:01pm 4/18/06 6:01pm