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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.

Railroaded: 9 Nifty Abandoned Train Car Graveyards

Where do obsolete trains go when they die? Many end up in railroad graveyards where these former station-stopping locomotives stay stopped and stationary.

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Invisible Cities: Tweets and Photos as Terrain on a Map

What would it look like if you could actually see all of the tweets and Instagram photos from a Beyonce concert in New York City hovering above the skyline in ...

Instant Monster Truck: Converting Cars into Snowmobiles

Anyone who has driven in heavy snow has witnessed an overconfident driver in a 4×4 go whizzing down the icy street only to fishtail or veer off into a ...

Sensory Reading Experience Integrates Touch and Sound

Some might say that if you aren’t experiencing the atmosphere of a story while you’re reading, the author hasn’t done her job. But ...

Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps

Build with Chrome is the new, fast and simple model-maker in town, and this one lets you create structures faster than digital SketchUp or physical LEGOs ever ...

Blossoming Technology: World’s First Inflatable 3D Print

3D printers are now making it possible to quickly and economically ‘print’ everything from haute couture to full-scale architecture, medical ...

Apartment Arcade: Passersby Play Game Through Window

A large storefront window in a Belgian designer’s work/live space invites passersby to pause and play an arcade game with a fun interactive installation. ...

Bike Tire Tent: Compact Travel Shelter Wraps Inside Wheels

For the cycling nomad, this design uses space you never knew you had, and helps free up room in front-of-handlebar baskets or on above-back-tire racks for ...

LEGO Architecture Studio: Boldly Monochromatic Block Set

A colorless LEGO kit may sound boring at first blush, but consider the spatial advantages of letting form, line and shadow stand apart from the profusion of ...

20-Hour House: How to 3D-Print 2,500 Square Feet in 1 Day

Combining ancient earthen-architecture approaches and cutting-edge robotic technologies, this contour crafting process promises a revolution in how we address ...

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