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Even Machines Can Be Beautiful...

What is beautiful about a machine? Normally nothing. Machines are made for functionality, efficiency. And yet, sometimes, out of order and functionality also comes a beauty, out of pattern comes design. And after looking at these photos I must confess - some machines are really fun to look at.

Lexus LFA 8-Speed Transmission
beautiful machines
 
Dr. von Braun stands by the five F-1 engines of the Saturn V
beautiful machines
 
One hell of a beautiful generator
beautiful machines
 
Boeing wing stress testing
beautiful machines
 
4,500 horsepower boring machine ‘Heidi’ breaks through at the final section of Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest rail tunnel
beautiful machines
 
Peacekeeper ICBM inertial guidance module, 1986
beautiful machines
 
The top of the W-16 block from a Bugatti Veyro
beautiful machines
 
Dark matter liquid xenon detector
beautiful machines
 
Cutterhead of the world’s largest-diameter tunnel boring machine, which will dig the State Route 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle beginning in summer 2013
beautiful machines
 
Siemens HVDC transformer used to transport of electrical energy between Australia and Tasmania
beautiful machines
 
Largcale excavator at a lignite open pit mine
beautiful machines
 
A rotary snowplow locomotive at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis
beautiful machines
 
Inside a hydroelectric turbine
beautiful machines
 
Nuclear Steam Turbine
beautiful machines
 
KRAZ truck with a MIG-15 turbojet engine used to clean and blow-dry the runway in winter. Domodedovo airport, Moscow, Russia
beautiful machines
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flat-Six
beautiful machines
 
Business end of an Underground Racing twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo
beautiful machines
 
TEREX RH400
beautiful machines
 
Propellers of The Titanic c. 1912
beautiful machines
 
A brand new HD750, GE CT Scanner
beautiful machines
 
Taisun, the world’s strongest crane, preparing to lower an oil platform onto its pontoons, Yantai, China
beautiful machines
 
JET Project Tokamak Fusion Reactor
beautiful machines
 
Higgs Boson Particle Detector
beautiful machines
 
A naked Porsche Carrera GT
beautiful machines
 
Lufthansa 747-800. GEnx Engines
beautiful machines
 
Large Hadron Collider
beautiful machines
 
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