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Cars are just too commonplace these days, with so few things to set apart one style or model from the next. Here are some excellent examples of creative hacks, scientific mods and artistic makeovers that will make you marvel at once-conventional vehicle types from cars, bikes and trucks to planes, boats and submarines.

Wave-Free Surfing: Electric Boards Power Through Calm Waters

Leaving those stand-up paddleboarders in the proverbial dust, these new battery-powered boards will let you cruise lakes, rivers, cannals and other bodies of ...

Lego Limb: Bionic Arm for Kids Makes Prosthetics Playful

This modular twist-and-lock prosthetic arm for kids is designed specifically for integration with LEGO parts, turning it into a fun toy that makes it easier to ...

Visionary Inventions: 13 Bold Designs for the Blind

Those of us who aren’t visually impaired take for granted simple everyday actions like navigating unfamiliar places, reading bus schedules, telling the ...

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Density Sensor: Real-Time Data Shows Which Places are Packed

Online reviews indicate how popular your favorite place is in general, but cannot tell you whether now is a good time to drop by or if you may be stuck in a ...

Soylent 3.0: 100K Sq Ft Warehouse Could Feed 4 Million People

The first generation of Soylent is a powdered food substitute for all your nutritional needs, the second will be a premixed beverage boasting the addition of ...

Back From the Future: Working Hoverboard Surfs Water & Rails

Pro skaters pull tricks on (and beyond) the pavement on this real-life hoverboard – at a distance, one might mistake their rides for normal skateboards, ...

Robot City: Entire Fake Town Built to Test Driverless Vehicles

Opening this week, Mcity is a completely artificial village for self-driving cars, bringing the future of automobiles back to Michigan, the historical home of ...

Road Blocks: LEGO-Like Modular Roads & Paths Snap Into Place

New roads could be quickly and easily slotted into place, piece by piece, with a new Lego-like modular plastic system that makes the building process feel more ...

Hearables: Sound-Controlling Earbuds Hack Everyday Acoustics

With these earbuds, you can do anything from turning down the volume on crying babies, snoring spouses and passing sirens to tuning your own mix of bass, mids ...

Mole Delivery: Automated Pipelines to Ship Goods Underground

In a world obsessed with aerial drones, this new system could fly in under the radar and revolutionize shipping, delivering goods automatically via unmanned ...

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