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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.

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 ...

Instant Cities: 3D-Print Your Favorite NYC Blocks on Demand

We are accustomed to being able to click a few buttons and get 2D prints of cities, blocks or buildings, and now a new web app allows you to create your own 3D ...

Android Dreams: Google’s Neural Network Reveals AI Art

Those of us working in creative fields have often consoled ourselves that although automation may claim many other jobs, at least robots can’t make art. ...

Modern Motorcycles: 15 Super-Sleek Custom Rides

With their streamlined silhouettes, exposed mechanical parts, high-end detailing and powerful motors, these 15 modern motorcycle designs represent a new era of ...

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Future of Wayfinding: Augmented Reality for Urban Bicyclists

Using augmented reality highlights, hints and cues to guide bikers through complex city paths and streets, this conceptual system addresses issues of ...

Blind Ambitions: 11 Assistive Ideas for the Visually Impaired

Technology to assist visually impaired people is progressing far beyond the dog and cane. These technology concepts  – all of which are still in the ...

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Black Gold: Turning Oil Tankers into Giant Land Architecture

For an inevitable future when oil gives out in the Middle East (or nautical supply chains are replaced by pipes), a series of designers have envisioned ...

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