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The future is now, but beyond that are some incredible concept technologies and designs that are much closer than most people realize. Here you will find some of the most exciting soon-to-be-innovations ready to make the leap from virtual to actual reality.
Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain
This compact gadget is designed to force an artificial wind up through its handle that shoots out the top and deflects incoming raindrops before they can hit your head.
Illuminating Inventions: 10 Twists to Simple Street Lights
Functional street lights tend to fade into the background for most of us, but these designers have creatively re-imagined the humble piece of urban furniture.
Brown to Green: Ashtray Doubles as an Urban Planner
Smoking will never be a healthy habit, but this ashtray concept can help something positive come from the ashes that smokers leave behind.
Sculpture Showcases Smart Metals that React to Hot & Cold
A twenty-foot sculpture in Los Angeles demonstrates how thermo-bimetals, a potential building material, respond to heat and cold by curling and tightening.
Hanging Hotel: Hard-to-Reach Resort for Rock Climbers
This 'Hanging Hotel' is only accessible to rock climbers, offering a customizable dreamlike interior of pods and platforms that provide a restful refuge.
Amazing Aerogel: Strong as Steel, Light as Air
There is an amazing material that is lighter than Styrofoam, stronger than steel and the perfect heat insulator - and most people have never heard of it.
Giant Robot Statues: 19 Stunning Images Of Our New Overlords
If there is one thing humanity did right, it's create awe inspiring monuments: The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Gundam robot statue... wait, what?
Skyscraper of the Sea: Research Ship Sailed by Astronauts
Visionary French architect Jacques Rougerie has refined the SeaOrbiter design concept for over a decade, and is finally going to see his dream come to life.
Sculptures Recreate Vocal Chords of Prehistoric Creatures
Massive sculptures made of foam and silicon membranes reproduce the vocal chords of extinct prehistoric creatures, allowing us to hear what they sounded like.
Quantum Levitation: Floating in a 3D Magnetic Field!
Quantum physics lets us see the world in fascinating new ways. This demonstration of quantum levitation is one of the most amazing things science has to offer.