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Startdown: Specialization

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Find a niche, and be good at it!

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Prototypes and Experiments

Women’s Liberation

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In 1932 women could not vote in France. They wouldn’t get that right until 1944. What they could do it test fire-proof suits as Mademoiselle Suzanne Piget demonstrates.

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Startdown: Rocket Hand!

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If you love something, you have to set it free.

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Startdown: Accessorize

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Need a little something special to make you stand out at work? Try the necktie light!

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Startdown: Family Tree

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The seed appears to be the Edison Effect. And from it came such awesomeness as shield-grid thyratrons!

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Spaceheads

Spaceship!

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Did you ever look at those guys at your school with a giant binder full of collector cards for baseball, basketball, football, rugby, water polo, etc, and wonder, “Why are these guys so lame?” And, maybe just a little, want something much more interesting to collect and trade? Back in the decade of decadence that was the 1980s, a company know simply as Waddingtons had you covered with the Top Trumps presents Spacecraft! Real life space travelling machines, fictional flights of fancy, even UFOs, as sorts are represented. The full 34 card set is presented after the jump, so check it out and find your favorite!

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Atomic Hangovers

Droning On

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Drones are like, the future man, but occasionally they can take some cool pictures of old stuff too. (As an off topic aside, anyone remember when drones were just called radio-controlled aircraft?) Up in Washington state there is a leftover nuclear power plant project, never completed.

Construction on Satsop, Washington’s nuclear power plant began in 1977 and stopped in 1983 after the project ran out of money. The reactor was never brought online, and the shell of it has been sitting there ever since. It has been set to be demolished since 1995, but as you can see, that never happened. (motherboard)

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Startdown: Fading Memories

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Is it better to remember, or better to forget?

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Startdown: Other AT-ATs

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See the rest after the jump!

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Startdown: The Visible Hand

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Seriously, it’s huge, how could you miss it?

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