Last year, BMW showed that if it did want to make a plug-in hybrid, it'd make a damn sexy one. Now, the company has announced its intent to bring the car, which can go zero to 60 in under five seconds, to the masses in 2013.
Looking to book an exotic vacation this year? Unfortunately, you can't physically go to any of these places, but Steve Thomas's awesome callback to early 20th century travel art using Star Wars locales is certainly a little mind trip.
300 years from now when your best friends are an alien and a robot, you'll all be heading out to a house that looks like this for a furlough in the forest. Seriously, this thing doesn't look like it was built using today's materials, as almost nothing in the house is a straight line.
In 2004, an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean created a devastating tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. In something of a response, an international design competition was held for a tsunami research center in Bali. Here's what it could look like.
Microsoft is jumping into Windows Phone 7 with both feet. There'll be nine WP7 handsets available globally this year (three from AT&T and two from T-Mobile in the U.S. next month starting Nov. 8), and at least one more — The HTC 7 Pro for Sprint, the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 we've seen — in the first half of next year.
This is Space Habitat Adams, named after science fiction author Douglas Adams (of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame). Designer Hillel Cooperman put so much love and detail in it, it's almost as good as a real space station.
This is the "Halo Intersceptor" by British designer Philip Pauley. Honestly, it'd look sexy enough on its own just being a car, but Pauley couldn't resist upping the ante, and made it into an even more awesome jet, boat and helicopter. Hop on in to see its different forms.
Ed "Lego Monster" Diment, with the help of his wife Mrs. Monster (we're not calling her that, mind you — that's her handle!) and fellow Lego enthusiast Mad Physicist has managed to assemble a 1:40 scale model of aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.
See that ghostly honeycomb tower in the middle there? The one with the fancy lights? That's the PSi Tower by Michael Young, an ultra-modern skyscraper designed for Hong Kong. Its hexagon-studded shape isn't just for show, either. The various faces actually move to maximize the amount of natural light inside the structure.
This is the "Bacterioptica," a wild chandelier made by the folks at MADLAB. It's now lighting up a dining room in New Jersey using 15,000 feet of fiber optic cable attached to 100 glass petri dishes.