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70 Real-Life Sci-Fi Creations

Gadgets and Gizmos to Honor the New Star Trek Movie

— May 15, 2013 — Autos
To help you get amped for the new Star Trek movie, check out these sci-fi-inspired items that seem like they belong on another universe, but actually exist on Earth. These creations make the best use of the latest technology to bring these otherworldly creations closer to home.

Although technology is not yet at a Jetsons-like future where each household has a flying vehicle, new developments in technology are certainly bringing society closer every day. These spacey items include holographs, hovercrafts and flying cars inspired by the otherworldly designs from classic sci-fi films. Gadgets like Starship-inspired cars and real-life weapons recreated from sci-fi TV series will surely have you geeking out just before the 2013 release of Star Trek Into Darkness.
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Flying Droid Songs
Flying Droid Songs
The Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond With No Conductor
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Functionally Flying Concept Cars
Functionally Flying Concept Cars
Hyundai Unveiled a Flying Concept Car to Hover Over Traffic
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68
Surreal 3D Fetal Prints
Surreal 3D Fetal Prints
The 3D Holographic Ultrasound Prints Give Mothers a New Fetal Perspective
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Ocular Audio Accessories
Ocular Audio Accessories
The Sony EYEDIO Projects to a Narrow Area for Directional Sound Emission
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66
Fluid-Absorbing Hoovers
Fluid-Absorbing Hoovers
The SpotVac Sucks Liquid Messes Up From Underneath Your Carpet
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65
Light-Transmitting Wi-Fi Hubs
Light-Transmitting Wi-Fi Hubs
The Beamcaster by RiT Wireless is Fast and Flexible
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Record-Breaking Electric Rockets
Record-Breaking Electric Rockets
The Venturi VBB-3 Aims to Smash the EV Land Speed Record
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360-Degree Panoramic Cameras
360-Degree Panoramic Cameras
The Omnidirectional Camera Takes Spherical Shots
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62
Custom Luminescent Sports Cars
Custom Luminescent Sports Cars
The Hot Wheels Camaro is the World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Camaro
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At-Home Holographic Plates
At-Home Holographic Plates
The ZScape by Zebra Imaging Brings Ideas to Life
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60
Automatic Flying Automobiles
Automatic Flying Automobiles
Terrafugia TF-X is an Innovative Airborne Vehicle That Goes 200mph
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Super-Efficient Solar Cells
Super-Efficient Solar Cells
Physicist Harry Atwater is Designing Advanced Eco-Technology
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Star Trek-Inspired Vessels
Star Trek-Inspired Vessels
The USS Enterprise Replica is a Dream Come True for Trekkies
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Futuristically Revived Automobiles
Futuristically Revived Automobiles
The Buick Riviera Concept Tries to Revamp the Outdated Sedan
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Holographic Cranium Scanners
Holographic Cranium Scanners
The Abnormal Psych Test Examines the Brain in an Innovative Way
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Matrix-Like Trompe L'oeils
Matrix-Like Trompe L'oeils
American Artist Damien Gilley Creates Mind-Boggling Illusory Blueprints
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Conceptual Gamer Racercars
Conceptual Gamer Racercars
The Gran Turismo E-Motion is Designed for Sony Superfans
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Futuristic Hovercraft Skateboards
Futuristic Hovercraft Skateboards
Glide Through the Streets with the Hands-Free Hovertrax Ride
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Wearable Air Texting Gloves
Wearable Air Texting Gloves
The Airwriting Texting Device Lets Users Write Without a Surface
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Laser-Made 3D Holograms
Laser-Made 3D Holograms
Japanese Developers Show off Their True 3D Hologram System
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Geeky Museum Eateries
Geeky Museum Eateries
The CW Restaraunt in South Korea is a Geek Paradise to Get a Meal
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Transparent-Topped Autos
Transparent-Topped Autos
The Honda Puyo Concept Car Offers an Uninterrupted Outdoor View
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Hybrid Flying Cars
Hybrid Flying Cars
Terrafugia May Soon Have the First Street Legal Air-Born Electric Vehicles
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Neomind Brainwave Visor
Neomind Brainwave Visor
Pretend You Live in Space
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Sci-Fi Automation Systems
Sci-Fi Automation Systems
The Star Trek-Like Home Computer is the Ultimate Fan Creation
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Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Earthrace
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Conjoined Spaceship Concepts
Conjoined Spaceship Concepts
The XLDron M Gravity is Designed for Casual Cosmonauts
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Star Trek-Themed Theaters
Star Trek-Themed Theaters
The Evergreen Ultimate Theater is Impressively Geeky
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Fierce Futuristic Hovercrafts
Fierce Futuristic Hovercrafts
The Mercier-Jones Hovercraft is a Speedboat-Inspired Machine
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Futuristic Hovercraft Cars
Futuristic Hovercraft Cars
Dobbertin HydroCar is an Evolutionary Automobile
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Versatile Aquatic Vehicles
Versatile Aquatic Vehicles
The Hammacher Schlemmer 'Flying Hovercraft' is for Air and Water
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Sci-Fi Compact Cars
Sci-Fi Compact Cars
The Honda Micro-Commuter City Car is Future and Technology-Friendly
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Laser-Powered Travel
Laser-Powered Travel
Light Beam Propulsion for Aerospace and Aircraft
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Experiential Auto Installations
Experiential Auto Installations
The Audi Spheres Project Offers an Interactive Hi-Tech Experience
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Zorb-Like Transport Pods
Zorb-Like Transport Pods
The T-Velo Concept Car Rolls on Massive Wheels and Spins 360 Degrees
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Custom Star Trek Replica Chairs
Custom Star Trek Replica Chairs
Galactic Supreme Commander Throne
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Single-Seat Sail Cars
Single-Seat Sail Cars
The Solo Concept Car Gets 100 mpg and Can be Assembled On-Site
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Personal UFOs
Personal UFOs
Moller M200G Hovercraft to Begin Production
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Personal Hovercrafts
Personal Hovercrafts
The Air Board is like Skateboarding, But on Air
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Shape-Shifting Concept Cars
Shape-Shifting Concept Cars
The Paraton-e is Designed for a Futuristic Morning Commute
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Lounge Chair Concept Cars
Lounge Chair Concept Cars
The P.F.U.V. Concept Car Folds to Save Space
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3D Holographic TVs
3D Holographic TVs
Innovision Labs' HoloAd Diamond Ushers in a New Era of Entertainment
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Flying Hovercrafts
Flying Hovercrafts
Rudy Heeman Builds World's First Airborne Boat
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Futuristic Road Patrol Cars
Futuristic Road Patrol Cars
The SHARC Concept Car is Nible, Quick and Equipped with Emergency Aid
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Geekchitecture
Geekchitecture
Tony Alleyne's Star Trek Home Is Entirely Voyager Themed
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Levitating Magnet Automobiles
Levitating Magnet Automobiles
The Nissan 400C Floats Like a Cloud (or a Hovercraft)
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Compact Commuter Cars
Compact Commuter Cars
The Agile Eel Electric Vehicle Can Meander in and Out of Traffic
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Motorcycle-Inspired Automobiles
Motorcycle-Inspired Automobiles
The Toyota i-Road Offers the Maneuverability Without the Exposure
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Flying Hovercraft Auctions (UPDATE)
Flying Hovercraft Auctions (UPDATE)
Rudy Heeman Puts Invention Up for Sale
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Iconic Movie Memory Drives
Iconic Movie Memory Drives
Dave Delisle’s Tron Flash Drives Look Like Gadgets Out of the Mov
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Reconfigurable Compact Cars
Reconfigurable Compact Cars
The TET City Car Adapts to Serve a Variety of Very Different Purposes
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UV-Light Thread Installations
UV-Light Thread Installations
Korean Artist Jeongmoon Choi Plays with Perception and Illusion
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Streamlined Family Sports Cars
Streamlined Family Sports Cars
Dolphin Concept Car Has a Surprising Amount of Space for the Kids
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Helicopter-Inspired Concept Cars
Helicopter-Inspired Concept Cars
The Lamborghini Egoista Boasts an Aggressive Single-Seater Design
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Enterprising Sci-Fi Man Caves
Enterprising Sci-Fi Man Caves
This Star Trek Room Boldly Goes Where No Apartment Has Gone Before
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Floating Concept Cars
Floating Concept Cars
The Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft is an All-Pupose Vehicle
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Zorb-Like Urban Trikes
Zorb-Like Urban Trikes
The Bemoove Tricycle is an Agile City Vehicle with a 360-Degree View
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Hologram-Hiding Furnishings
Hologram-Hiding Furnishings
The Studio Swine Prism Cabinet Contains an Art Installation
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Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
Cutting-Edge Transforming Subcompacts
The MONO EV Evolves Automatically to Meet Street Conditions
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Real Life Sci-Fi Weapons
Real Life Sci-Fi Weapons
DIY Star Trek Phaser is Real and Really Dangerous
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Compact Personal Planes
Compact Personal Planes
The Air-Elf Anticipates Jetsons-Style Urban Transportation for Two
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Modular Pod Cars
Modular Pod Cars
The Citi Transmitter Uses Special Attachments to Effortlessly Change Its Shape
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Holographic Mobiles
Holographic Mobiles
The Black Hole Concept Phone for 2020 Has a Levitating Mouse Ball
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Exoskeleton Vehicles
Exoskeleton Vehicles
The Human-Powered Audi Exo Concept by Andrea Mocellin
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Amphibious All-Terrain Autos
Amphibious All-Terrain Autos
Volkswagen Aqua Will Cope with the Changing Chinese Landscape
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Triple-Threat Exercise Bikes
Triple-Threat Exercise Bikes
The 3TO1 Sports Device Has the Training Capacity of Three Machines
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Holographic Wrist Phones
Holographic Wrist Phones
Keep an Eye on Your Social Life with the Dew Wearable Cellphone
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Geeky Home Theaters
Geeky Home Theaters
Stargate-Themed Movie Rooms Will Amp Up Your Movie Experience
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Futuristic Furling Tablets
Futuristic Furling Tablets
The Future of Mobile Technology Imagines an Infinitely Adaptable Device
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Air-Cutting Concept Cars
Air-Cutting Concept Cars
The F-Whale by Gary Gu has a Wind-Slicing Streamlined Body
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