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Micro-Cycle: Hubless Bike Folds Down & Fits into Backpack

Few folding bikes can boast such compact proportions (even when fully collapsed) as this umbrella-sized wonder you can sling at your side or slide into your ...

Bio-Mobile: 3D-Printed Car Body Inspired by Turtle Shell

3D printing enables the body of a car to be more complex than ever, yet fairly quick and economical to produce. EDAG, the world’s largest engineering ...

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 ...

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