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Featuring fascinating art, travel and technology, DRB presents plenty of visual wonders and tons of fascinating info! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, for your regular "visual caffeine" kick.



Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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Neurons Seeking and Forming New Connections - [wow video]
Quantum Biology: The Rise of New Science? - [wow science]
"Harlan Ellison Watching": all 63 episodes of his 1993 TV Talks - [at his YouTube channel]
Coelacanths still exist, but are very very rare - [wow science]
The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia - [great article]
Ippolito Caffi, "Solar Eclipse over Venice" (1842) (more) - [wow art]
How Richard Nixon Changed NASA - [end of Moon Program]
Some Truly Mind-blowing, Simple Facts - [great Reddit thread]
"Axis of Evil" in Cosmology ("we are truly the center of the universe?") - [space, wiki]
5200mm Lens: World's MOST Powerful Super Telephoto (w/Zoom Example) - [wow video]
Unbelievable Camera Lenses That Actually Exist - [geek info]
Beautiful Paper Foiled Prints & Posters - [cool geek art]
George Harrison & Ringo on Aspel & Co. (1988) - [good old interview]
Berwartstein Castle in Palatinate Forest (pic) - [glorious, medieval]
Why Does The World's Most Expensive Steak Cost $3,200? - [at Boucherie Polmard]
$340 Steak Lunch: Japan's most expensive Beef - [very soothing video]
Super Twitter account for those who love classic space anime - [Makoto Kobayashi]
Great video channel of SciFi Fan History (& Authors) - [Heinlein, Campbell, etc.]
Truly Beautiful Rock: Mookaite - [images]
Dustine Weaver's "Amnia Cycle" and S.H.I.E.L.D - [high quality new scifi comics]
Focus Puller: Unsung and Mostly Unknown, Very Important Skill - [movies, info]
The Beautiful (Flower) Shape of Heliospheric Current - [around Solar System]
Tetris on Flip-Dot Display with DIY Computer - [geek video]
These Russians Created "Bentley Ultratank" - [wow video]
How I Would Build The Great Pyramids - [neat video]
1971 Citroen DS - Jay Leno's Garage - [vintage cars, video]
Ascender / Descender: great new space opera "watercolor"(!) comic - [space scifi]
Neat Danish film car chase from 1977 - [wow video]
Another excellent car chase: "Blazing Magnums" (1976) - [wow video]
Phone Stolen: Real-Time - [wow video]
This is how dogs herd sheep into a pen (aerial) - [wow video]
Most Epic Drum Solo (by Dave Weckl) - [wow video]
Unbeatable car backing skills! - [wow video]
Cokebacca (turn on the sound) - [fun video]
Quintessential 1980s Disco Dancing: Ottawan - [music video]
One of the best car stunts compilations ever made! - [wow video]
Minecraft Classic available in your browser! - [game]





Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

#271 - Click Here

One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) - [Arthur C. Clarke]
Derecho: as bad as tornadoes & hurricanes - [extreme weather]
1946 Housewife with Robot at Home - [TV episode]
Physicists reverse time using quantum computer - [wow science]
New Science Concept: Entangled Time (more) - [wow science]
Intergalactic Computer Network - [1960s, pre-Internet]
Nepal's Worst Roads (Rarely Seen Footage) - [wow video]
The Big Rip: the Ultimate Fate of the Universe - [epic, wiki]
Octopus hiding himself in a clam shell - [wow nature]
Octopus attacks a crab and drags it into abyss - [wow nature]
Prop-powered Boeing 727: 7J7 - [cool video]
Prank your co-workers with one of these emails - [funny]
Vehicles of the Future: Future Transportation Systems - [futurism, video]
Tons of French Movie Posters - [high-res art]
Great Series on Golden Age Comics Lettering - [Ira Schnapp]
Hidden Details of the New York Public Library - [great video]
Explained Details of the NYC Grand Central Terminal - [cool video, architecture]
The New York City Evolution Animation - [urbanism, video]
"Beatlesque" in Music - [useful list]
Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, Gene Wolfe Together, Talking - [great video]
Harlan Ellison Interview on Thames TV, 1976 - [scifi, video]
Here is the detailed instruction how to write thrilling stuff - [Doc Savage, 1930s]
Scanned Images of Vintage Paperback Books - [huge collection]
Great YouTube Account for Vintage Video Clips - [The KinoLibrary]
What would it look like: with all the planets placed btw the Earth and the Moon? - [wow video]
The Comic-Book Boom and Crash of the 1990s - [good article]
Tons of 1930s-1950s Scifi Fanzines for Free - [huge collection]
Insane Driving Rally Tour de Corse 2019 - [wow video]
Flower Glass Art Marble - [lovely, animated gif]
World's Most Expensive Penthouse: $387 Million - [video, architecture]
A surreal experience jetting through a river canyon in Colorado - [wow video]
Filming "Flip Car" in Action - [movie stunts, video]
SNL "Olive Garden Ad Reaction" Sketch - [fun video]
"Safety Last!" Harold Lloyd's full 1923 movie - [thrilling stuff]
Disco 1979 (Gilla): Check out this guy on skates - [fun video]
Hilarious Prank TV Show: Alternative 3 (1977) -info - [wow video]
Play Subway Surfers on Poki! - [game]





Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

Abandoned, Dieselpunk
DRB Pic-of-the-Day

Abandoned: Streamlined Three-wheeler

Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #5
Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Quantum Shot #430(rev)
Amazing Submarine Concepts

Every kind, except the yellow ones

Quantum Shot #453(rev)
The Biggest Guns in Human History

"It's not the size that counts" does not seem to apply

Quantum Shot #898
Bizarre Buses

Wacky Wonders of Public Transportation

Quantum Shot #518(rev)
Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Quantum Shot #534(rev)
Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

Quantum Shot #537(rev)
World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Quantum Shot #897
Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Quantum Shot #896
Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectible Pedal Vehicles Showcase




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DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #38

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #37

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #36

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #35

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #34

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #33

Loads of cool and rare imagery




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Quantum Shot #895
Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Quantum Shot #894
Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Quantum Shot #527(rev)
Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #32

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #31

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #30

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #29

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #28

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #27

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #893
Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Quantum Shot #892
Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

Quantum Shot #891
The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

Quantum Shot #890
Videophones from the Future Past

Skype? Smartphone? Google Hangouts?



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Quantum Shot #521(rev)
What Kids (Really) Wish For

The Ultimate Imaginary Gifts List

Quantum Shot #457(rev)
The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

Quantum Shot #889
DRB Time-Slice:
Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces


Unique melody for every day of the year!

Quantum Shot #888
DRB Time-Slice: 1930 Design:
Golden Telephone For Pope Pius


You needed to kneel to speak with Pope Pius XII by phone



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #26

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #25

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #23

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #667(rev)
Amazing Automatons, Robots & Victorian Androids

Industrious Clockwork Creatures!

Quantum Shot #887
Colorful South American Buses, Part 2

If you are braving some of the riskiest roads, you might as well have a colorful ride!

Quantum Shot #886
DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus

Quantum Shot #885
Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse

Quantum Shot #884
Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more

Quantum Shot #883
Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

Stunning Photo-Realistic (and Wildly Surreal) Paintings by Jeremy Geddes


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