Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

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Nimbus microbus

The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than any hybrid currently on the market. (Pics)

 

 

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Decorating your house using only a 3D printer

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This light fixture almost appears to be melting.

3-D printing is as affordable as it’s ever been. Professional designers, hobbyists and tinkerers are making all kinds of objects with 3D printers on their own that might otherwise have to be manufactured overseas and shipped to another destination. (Photos)

 

 

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7 fantastic futurist cities that could define the world of tomorrow

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Bridge cities of Italy

Futuristic cities hold a strong appeal in our imaginations. The idea that some of the most outlandish cities from science fiction might be within our technical reach tomorrow is exciting. Here is a collection of some very interesting, fascinating, and exciting futuristic city concepts. (Photos)

 

 

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The Holoroom – Lowe’s launches holographic virtual reality showroom

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The Holoroom

Brick-and-mortar retail has changed little since the Internet exploded into our lives in the mid-1990’s. We now go into a store to figure out what we want to buy only to go home and buy it online from whoever offered the lowest price and free returns. But a number of retailers are looking for ways to leverage technology to get shoppers excited about buying in-store again. (Photos and video)

 

 

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What a warp drive spaceship should look like

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IXS Enterprise

Mark Rademaker, artist,  has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship would look like that is  capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months. His IXS Enterprise design is based on some hard science even though it may look like something from the next science fiction epic and is unlikely to lift off anytime soon. (Photos)

 

 

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Top 14 architectural trends for the future

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How do you envision the future of architecture?

The great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright said, “every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”  His visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic architecture. We’d argue that Wright wasn’t just an interpreter of his time — he was able to foresee the needs and desires of ages ahead of him. The architect is — necessarily — a visionary capable of seeing into the future. (Pics and videos)

 

 

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Winners of the world’s first ‘3D Printed Car Design Challenge’

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Strati by Michele Anoé

An entire car will be printed in September at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Local Motors, the company behind the project, recently held what was the world’s first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to choose its final design. Over 200 groups entered the competition, but when the dust settled and the votes were tallied, two designs stood atop the heap. (Pics)

 

 

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11 ways technology may soon grant you superhuman powers

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Human flight

As a child, everyone had a favorite superhuman power – flying, invisibility, comic book character strength and agility. Some of us secretly hoped to cultivate psychic powers like telekinesis, precognition, mind reading, etc., even as teens and young adults.

 

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