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Omnidirectional Elevators: Maglev Tech to Reshape Skylines

Effectively using the same magnetic levitation technologies employed in high-speed trains, the MULTI elevator system conveys people horizontally as well as ...

Galactic Booze: Interstellar Landscapes Drawn in Scotch

Whisky enthusiast and hobbyist photographer Ernie Button was about to wash a glass when he noticed that the scotch residue at the bottom had dried into a ...

Horror Islands: 7 Legendary Haunted & Contaminated Wonders

Murder, deadly biological weapons, the torture of prisoners never formally charged with crimes and one of history’s largest mass suicides are just a few ...

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Seabed City: Japanese Company Designs Underwater Ocean Spiral

Slated to cost over $25 billion and take 5 years to complete, this incredible proposal starts a with a living sphere that spans over 1,500 feet below the ...

Wax On, Wax Off: 12 Closed & Deserted Drive-Thru Car Washes

Abandoned car washes are oddly abundant - you'd think they invented the self-cleaning car! Here are 12 more car-less washes left high, dry and brushed-off.

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Under Construction: World’s First Concrete-Printing Robot

An interdisciplinary team of architects and material specialists is developing a commercially-viable 3D-printing machine capable of creating complex objects ...

Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels

Measuring just 280 square feet, this tiny house in Tokyo by architecture firm Flathouse includes a public biscuit shop on the first level and manages to fit a ...

Iconic Camouflage: Painted People Disappear into Cityscapes

Unlike some other prominent artists working with more seamless urban camouflage in strange or offbeat settings, this work in NYC by Trina Merry allows for ...

The 6th Borough: 9 River-Based Proposals for New York City

While the waterways connecting the five boroughs of New York City are already home to everything from food-producing barges to boats reclaimed as hotels, they ...

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Ghost Creeks: Resurfacing Vanished Waterways on City Streets

Half-forgotten historical urban rivers are set to resurface in San Francisco as part of a civic installation project designed to fill in their historical ...