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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.

Ditch Your Car: Get From A to B Using Real-Time Transit Data

What if we could make alternative transportation ultimately faster, cheaper and more convenient than personally-owned cars, the dominant transport devices of ...

Tour Tiny Worlds: 6-Camera Cube Creates 360-Degree Video

The ultimate at-home hacker project, this strange small-world effect was created using a half-dozen GoPro cameras, a 3D printer and a technique that turns ...

Floating Finnish Sea Sauna: Relaxing Multistory Steam Boat

Northern Europe is known for its sauna culture, evolved to combat the cold and gather people in the dark of winter, but this seaworthy version adds a ...

Ultimate DIY RV: High-Tech Caravan Made for a 4-Year-Old

Named after its creator’s progeny, the Kirivan may be the most impressive mobile home ever made, using cutting-edge technologies to blend the best ...

Glow-in-the-Dark Highways: Free Lighting Hits the Streets

Proposed just two years ago, this alternative solar-powered passive streetlight system is now already a reality, deployed along motorways across the ...

Eavesdropping Lamp Records & Tweets Conversations

In ordinary circumstances, it would be fair to say that your paranoia levels are off the charts if you really think a nearby lamp is spying on you. But that ...

Beats on Fire: Music Visualized with Movement of Flames

We’ve seen what audio frequencies look like in mesmerizing resonance experiments using sand – so how does the same concept translate to a more ...

Shape-Shifting Furniture: Interactive 3D Surfaces from MIT

The Tangible Media Group from MIT has developed an approach to responsive design in physical space that is both conceptual and plausible, futuristic yet ...

Augmented Sandbox: Realtime 3D Topographic Landscaping

Simulating an amazing array of natural environments and phenomena, this dynamic playspace turns ordinary hand-sculpted sand into vividly colorful landscapes in ...

Pocket Printer: Mini Roomba-Like Robot Prints on the Go

While other gadgets have gotten smaller and more streamlined, printers have generally remained space-hogging behemoths. Seemingly ignored in the quest to make ...

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