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July 21st, 2014 at 10:14 am

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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July 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am

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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June 25th, 2014 at 10:38 am

The Rise of the Plasticsmith in China

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Plasticsmiths

Gangjian Cui’s “The Rise of the Plasticsmith” speculates China’s post-industrial future. Cui envisions the rise of a new breed of workers who will use plastic crafts to tell the history of the industrial age. (Photos and videos)

 

 

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June 25th, 2014 at 8:36 am

More that 50% of teens in the U.S. are sexting, 28% are sexting with photos

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Many teens could be held liable for texts they sent as a minor or between their friends of different ages.

More than half of teens surveyed said they send sexual texts to each other, and one in four of them are sexting pictures, according to a new study from Drexel University.

 

 

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June 22nd, 2014 at 8:29 am

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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June 16th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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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June 13th, 2014 at 9:45 am

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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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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June 6th, 2014 at 9:20 am

18 Brilliant Images of the Near Future

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Our visions of the future come in many different forms, but seeing real life images of what future life may actually look like can be very helpful.

 

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May 28th, 2014 at 11:43 am

Amazing anamorphic 3D illusion drawings by Alessandro Diddi

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Alessandro Diddi is an Italian artist who has the ability to create real life from just a pencil and a piece of paper. He specializes in “anamorphic drawing”, a particular technique that if correctly executed gives the viewer the illusion that the drawings are actually popping out of the paper. (Photos)

 

 

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