The difference between this picture, and a picture of a futuristic fighter jet (or space fighter!) out of a video game or movie, is that this concept comes from Northrop Grumman, and it may show the next generation of long-range strike aircraft. In other words, it could be real.
French designer Vivien Muller isn't afraid to twist familiar technology into new, wild shapes. Take his OctoCube, for instance, pictured above. One could easily mistake it for a component designed for a Borg vessel, but it's actually just the coolest radiator you're ever likely to see. Down below are seven more designs from Muller that are nothing short of beautiful, the first of which — his excellent Electree — you may actually be able to buy very soon. Muller tells us it will be the first time one of his designs has been offered up for sale (barring another one that was custom built, as you'll see in the gallery).
You know what your life is missing? A laptop that can grate cheese. And then cook up a burger to put that cheese on. No, it's not ridiculous, it's... Well, fine. It's ridiculous. But I want it.
If you have to drive around in a van for some reason, I suppose it might as well look like a space fighter. Citroën's Tubik concept is "a concept car van designed to make travel meaningful again," apparently because it comes with a back seat that extends into a bed as well as a sexy future lady who may or may not be a robot programmed to do your every bidding.
Cloud computing sounds great in theory, but in practice, it's sometimes hard to see how it's going to make our lives better. Ford's new Evos concept tries to stuff as much of that that nebulous cloud information into a car as possible, and it definitely makes the cloud-car marriage an attractive one, indeed.
When you've only got one engine, even a minor problem can have serious consequences. This is why most commercial airplanes have at least two engines, and sometimes three or four. But why stop there? Oliver VTOL's new concept ups the ante with a full six swiveling engine pods.
Fast cars have rear spoilers to help turn airflow into traction. Faster cars have spoilers that only appear when you need them, to minimize drag. The fastest cars have spoilers that are dynamically adjustable, giving you the ideal compromise between traction and drag. The Flake Project is a car with an entire skin made of independently adjustable microspoilers.
With just weeks to go before Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 5, the Apple gurus at MacRumors decided to take matters into its own hands and create the most accurate mockup based on rumors and leaked iPhone 5 cases.
A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is proving that you don't need to be bitten by a radioactive spider or be dumped into a vat of mysterious chemicals to enjoy superpowers. In fact, having an enhanced sense of touch could be as simple as wearing a glove like this.
When our cars are finally smart enough to drive themselves, we're going to suddenly have a lot of extra time on our hands. What's going to keep us entertained while we get where we're going? Dassault systems got together with some concept designers to imagine what it might be like.