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Transportation is at the heart of modern mobility but also at the intersection of many of the worlds biggest problems, from fuel usage to socioeconomic disparities. Could new innovations in vehicles and mass transit be the answer to making for an even more connected and yet also eco-friendly planet?

Green Cars of the Future: 13 Crazy Eco Vehicles

Compact, lightweight and powered with renewable energy, these futuristic eco cars range from realistic prototypes to outrageous concepts.

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Hummer House Recycles H2s into Prefab Building

An architecture firm takes advantage of the structural strength of now-extinct Hummers, turning 8 of them into a highly unusual, recycled & prefabricated house.

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Towering Transformers! Robots Made of Scrap Metal

Chinese artist Kefeng Zhu has crafted over 600 Transformer sculptures, up to 20 feet tall, from junk yard waste for the theme park 'Mr. Iron Robot'.

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Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels

The Golden Gate is an unusual-looking geometric camper, hand-made using plywood and bicycle parts. It runs on electricity and gets 10 miles per charge.

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Gardens to Go: Tiny Colorful Bike Planters

Take a miniature garden on all of your eco-friendly travels by strapping on an adorable, colorful pot by Wearable Planters.

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Car Creations: 15 Things Made of Reclaimed Vehicles

Engine parts, car seats, hoods, tires and even seat belts are rescued from junked cars and turned into furniture, clothing, sculptures and more.

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London Brings the Double Decker Bus into the 21st Century

London's iconic red double-decker buses have received a slick, futuristic makeover by Thomas Heatherwick, and will be on the streets by February.

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1200 Bicycles Create Cavern at Taipei Art Museum

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei welded 1200 bicycles together into a massive art installation for his Taipei exhibit, "Ai Weiwei, Absent."

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Garden to Go: Vegetation Takes Over Chicago Train Car

Want to take that green on the road? This lovely art project put a lush garden in a Chicago train car and circled downtown for hours.

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Cycle Crazy: 14 Smart & Stylish Bike Storage Solutions

As bicycles grow in popularity - especially in cities - bike storage solutions, from wall hooks to public racks, are getting more innovative and functional.

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Spectacular Steel Reclamation Center Building Design

A boomerang-shaped steel building hovers over an auto scrapyard in this futuristic design for a steel recycling research and education center in California.

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Wave Hello to the Next Generation of Public Bike Storage

Most public bicycle storage methods leave the bike vulnerable to vandalism or theft. This concept would keep bikes safe and secure by enclosing them entirely.

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Greens on Wheels: Rolling Greenhouse Will Feed + Educate

A forthcoming project aims to turn an old diesel truck into a mobile greenhouse and education center that will bring gardening to the whole country.

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Well Trained: 7 Amazing Animal Stationmasters of Japan

Japan's many iron horses may no longer have cow-catchers, but other critters await those who visit some very special train stations far off the beaten track.

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Martin Usborne: Dog's Best Friend

Martin Usborne is a London-based photographer whose exhibition "MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars" is a gorgeous exhibition of a mundane parking lot event.

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