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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.
Wheely Great Ideas: 10 Cool Bike Technology Concepts
Bikes are more than just a way to get around - there is a whole culture surrounding them. These futuristic ideas would take cyclists into the future in style.
Mundane Music: The Sonification of Everyday Things
The topography of everyday objects is scanned with a laser and translated into audible frequencies with 'An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things.'
Power Trip: 13 Creative Cord & Outlet Concepts
Retractable extension cords that work like tape measures, circular wall outlets and modular power strips are among these 13 electrifying innovations.
Clock Watching: 15 Amazing Movie & TV Time Machines
These 15 memorable variations on H. G. Wells' antique Brass Age time machine chauffeured stars of stage and screen through thrilling sci-fi adventures.
Click, Hum, Whir: An Orchestra of Obsolete Technology
But now, as is customary with most obsolete audio technologies, a feeling of nostalgia has finally begun to grip those who grew up listening to cassette tapes.
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.
Tap That: 10 Terrifically Techy Keyboard Concepts
Tap tap tap! These keyboard concepts go beyond QWERTY to provide new levels of freedom and fun while typing.
Knitting in Reverse: Un-Knitting Machine Unravels Sweaters
For knitters who love to reuse their old yarn but hate unraveling it by hand, the Un-Knitting Machine makes it simple to recycle.