Tall buildings get blasted with lightning bolts all the time, but instead of freaking out about it, this skyscraper concept actually harvests those lightning bolts to generate power.
No longer will we have to choose between tanks and submarines when we need to go to the grocery store on the other side of an ocean that's also being shot at.
The LO2P recycling center concept manages to recycle old cars and trash while growing crops, producing biofuel, filtering the air, and generating electricity — all at the same time. It's too bad you can't ride it.
There's a lot of crap up there in orbit. Like, seriously, a lot, and it's becoming a problem. This concept for a space debris collection and recycling ship from artist Vaughan Ling shows one potential way of taking care of all the junk.
These aren't just cool looking speakers. They're cool looking ultrasonic speakers. The reason you want ultrasonic speakers is that they project focused sound in one single direction, creating audio that only you can hear.
Flying cars, or roadable aircraft if you prefer, are a problematic compromise because things that fly generally need wings or rotors and things that drive generally don't. The iCar laughs at traditional lifting surfaces and just uses its huge wheels instead.
BMW asked a group of automotive design students in Barcelona to imagine some concepts for 'Suits That Transport,' or wearable alternatives to cars. This is the kind of thing they managed to come with.
Design student Jeremy Westerlund has pulled this Apparition concept car out of somewhere extra special, and it manages to meld the past, present, and future of Rolls-Royce into one ridiculously slick package.
We love concepts around here, the crazier the better. But, there are some rules that you have to follow when creating a concept, and if your design is going to appear to violate established physical laws, it had better not rely on conventional technology to do it.
GM's EN-V concepts might look like giant mutant robotic jellybeans, but they've got some brains under their nonexistent hoods, and they're smart enough to avoid running into pedestrians, most of the time.