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ISS March 2009.jpg
Credit: NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. A joint effort by NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, JAXA, ESA, and CSA, it is the ninth space station to be inhabited.

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4-14 Marines in Fallujah.jpg
Credit: Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones, United States Marine Corps

The M198 howitzer is a modern artillery piece that has been in use by the militaries of United States and other nations since 1979.

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Credit: Andrew Dunn

An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers for predicting the position of celestial bodies, triangulation, and to cast horoscopes.

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Sukhoi Su-30 inflight.jpg
Credit: Sergey Krivchikov

The Sukhoi Su-30 is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions.

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Credit: United States Department of Energy

Enriched uranium is a type of uranium in which the percentage composition of uranium-235 has been increased through the process of isotope separation. It is a critical component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons.

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Metal movable type.jpg
Credit: Willi Heidelbach

Movable type is the system of printing and typography that uses movable components to reproduce the elements of a document, usually individual letters or punctuation.

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Credit: Matt H. Wade

MS Majesty of the Seas is a Sovereign-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International.

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Union Pacific 844, Painted Rocks, NV, 2009 (crop).jpg
Credit: Drew Jacksich and Bruce1ee

Union Pacific 844 is a 4-8-4 steam locomotive built by American Locomotive Company and owned by Union Pacific Railroad.

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Mazda RX-8 on freeway.jpg
Credit: fir0002

The Mazda RX-8 is a 2-door quad coupé sports car manufactured by Mazda Motor Corporation.

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FalkirkWheelSide 2004 SeanMcClean.jpg
Credit: Sean Mack

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal in Scotland.

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Copenhagen Metro escalators.jpg
Credit: Stig Nygaard

An escalator is a moving staircase for carrying people between floors of a building. The device consists of a motor-driven chain of individual, linked steps that move up or down on tracks, allowing the step treads to remain horizontal.

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Credit: Evan-Amos

The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. It is sometimes compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households.

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Credit: Evan-Amos

The Nintendo GameCube is a sixth generation video game console released by Nintendo in 2001 as the successor to the Nintendo 64.

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Aeroflot Airbus A330 Kustov.jpg
Credit: Sergey Kustov

The Airbus A330 is a wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus, a division of Airbus Group. Some versions of the A330 can accommodate up to 335 passengers or 70 tonnes (150,000 lb) of cargo.

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Card puncher - NARA - 513295.jpg
Credit: United States Bureau of the Census

A keypunch is a device for precisely punching holes into punch cards at specific locations. For Hollerith machines, other unit record machines, and computers, the resulting punched card contained data to be processed.

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NesjavellirPowerPlant edit2.jpg
Credit: Gretar Ívarsson and fir0002

Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station is an Icelandic power plant that generates electricity from geothermal energy.

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Goliath Poldermolen.jpg
Credit: Uberprutser

A windmill is a machine that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails. Originally developed for milling grain, windmill machinery was adapted to many other industrial uses.

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Dampfturbine Laeufer01.jpg
Credit: Siemens Pressebild

A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.

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NASA Mars Rover.jpg
Credit: Maas Digital LLC

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission involving two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, exploring the planet Mars.

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Oil platform P-51 (Brazil).jpg
Credit: Divulgação Petrobras for Agência Brasil

P-51, a semi-submersible oil platform owned by Brazilian multinational energy corporation Petrobras.

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Raitersaich SK DSC 0028.jpg
Credit: Simon Koopmann

An overhead power line is a structure used in electric power transmission and distribution to transmit electrical energy along large distances. It consists of one or more conductors suspended by towers or utility poles.

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Australian cart.jpg
Credit: fir0002

A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axial bearing. The wheel is one of the main components of the wheel and axle which is one of the six simple machines.

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Credit: Berthold Werner

A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that converts sound, typically the human voice, into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission media over long distances through satellite.

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ULPower UL260i.jpg
Credit: ULPower

The ULPower UL260i is a flat-four, air-cooled, fuel injection aircraft engine, produced by ULPower in Belgium.

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Credit: Mike McGregor

The OLPC XO-1 is an inexpensive subnotebook laptop computer intended to be distributed to children in developing countries.

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Erdfunkstelle Raisting 2.jpg
Credit: Richard Bartz

A Cassegrain-type parabolic antenna for satellite communications in Raisting, Germany.

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Smartphones and smartwatches
Credit: 嘉傑

Wearable computers, also known as wearables or body-borne computers, are small computing devices (nowadays usually electronic) that are worn under, with, or on top of clothing.

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Q-Line Laser pointers
Credit: 彭家杰

A laser pointer is a small handheld device with a power source (usually a battery) and a laser diode emitting a very narrow coherent low-powered laser beam of visible light.

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Samsung Galaxy Note
Credit: Pangkakit

A phablet (/ˈfæblət/) is a class of a mobile device designed to combine or straddle the form of a smartphone and a tablet. The word phablet is a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet.

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Android smartphones
Credit: 嘉傑

Smartphones are a class of mobile phones and of multi-purpose mobile computing devices. They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems.

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