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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.

Origami Kayak: Packs Flat, Folds Up to Form its Own Case

Portaging in the wild is one thing, but try walking your canoe or kayak down the street and you may smack some unsuspecting pedestrian in the head.

3D Printed Car is Strong, Light and Close to Production

Strong as steel, half the weight and running on very little gas, the plastic Urbee 2 hybrid vehicle is manufactured with a near-automated 3D printing process.

Intelligent Interstates: 5 High-Tech ‘Smart Highway’ Systems

Color-changing and glow-in-the-dark paint, mini windmill-powered lights, a lane that charges your car for you magnetically while you drive and more.

Clear Sailing: Cleverly Transparent Canoes & Kayaks

These clear canoes and transparent kayaks give water travelers a whole new perspective on the hidden underwater world beneath them.

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.

Happy Trailers: 11 Cool Campers & Mobile Home Concepts

There is nothing like hitting the open road. But don't pay for a hotel when you get there - take a trip in one of these amazing modern mobile homes instead.

Bike Campers: 12 Mini Mobile Homes for Nomadic Cyclists

Who says you can't camp in luxury when taking a bicycle tour? These 12 bike trailers

Boat to Go: Portable Flat-Pack Vessel Folds Up Like a Tent

This is one boat that doesn't require any special equipment to transport to the lake. It folds up just like a tent, then becomes a fully functional vessel.

The Best Boats: 22 Crazy Nautical Creations

For those who are not into high seas adventure, there are other appeals to the ocean... crazy boats!

Ear Shift: The Top 10 Oddly Named Chinese Cars

China's automotive industry has made great leaps forward but there's one game where Chinese carmakers are still playing catch-up... the name game.

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