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Expect new twists on old traditions as new tools and unique techniques allow artists to draw, paint and illustrate in radically different ways. From coffee-cup pen artists to people who paint whole rooms with colored markers, here are some seriously innovative creatives. The digital age has put on dramatic new spin on the the world of art, from three-dimensional realism to fresh forms of abstraction. Here you will find some of the most creative and innovative forms of computer-generated expression and futuristic artistic representation.

Power Plants: Scientists Grow Conductive Wires in Living Roses

A group of Swedish scientists has developed a successful method for integrating conductive wire systems into plants, naturally soaked up from a gel into leaves ...

Robotic Delivery: 6-Wheeled Drones Set to Roll Out in London

With all the focus on flying drones, grounded versions can fly under the radar, like the bot driving this latest business from the co-founders of Skype. ...

Space Architecture: Astronomers Sight Alien ‘Megastructures’

Scientists and alien life seekers alike are all looking to solve the mystery of a distant star, activity around which, according to astronomers ...

Reading Railroad: Chicago Rolls Out Mobile Train Car Libraries

A project in Chicago is turning train cars in the city’s elevated rail network into moving libraries, providing free reads for travelers and commuters ...

Reversible Concrete: 3D Printing for Easy Deconstruction & Reuse

Reinventing one of the world’s most ubiquitous building materials, this concrete alternative developed at MIT can be 3D-printed then disassembled ...

Fast-Flipping Flybike Folds for Easy Transport in Seconds

Pull up on the center of this electric bicycle’s frame and the whole thing instantly folds in half, making it easy to tote the smart-phone-connected bike ...

Star Wars Speakers: May the Force (of Sound) Be With You

Blast your tunes out the eyes of either C-3PO or a Stormtrooper, the bass pounding from beneath their heads, with this set of Star Wars speakers painstakingly ...

Frontier Finalists: 30 NASA 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Candidates

A set of 30 candidates have been selected for final consideration by NASA in the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, including robot-constructed buildings, ice ...

Floating Blue: Bold Plan to Expand Dense Cities into Open Seas

Ocean cities are a longstanding Utopian dream, but the majority of such schemes fail to address the immediate need of cramped urban centers, many of which ...

Tube Travelators: Replacing London Trains with Moving Walkways

A proposal by an international architecture firm would reduce travel time in the London Underground, not with faster rail cars but by using people movers of ...

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