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Designer develops smog “vacuum cleaner” to make cities breathable

Designer develops smog “vacuum cleaner” to make cities breathable

Smog is a concern for all big cities, with some being plagued with it on a continual basis, both decreasing the quality of life for residents and posing a health risk. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has decided to tackle this program and designed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that eliminates the pollution. Presently, the designer is in talks with Beijing government to have the technology installed in a city park.

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Morph airline seat concept adjusts to passenger size

Morph airline seat concept adjusts to passenger size

Airplanes aren't known for being the most roomy vessels one can travel in, and dealing with matters concerning personal space and passenger size has been a touchy -- and sometimes heated -- topic. Various solutions have been proposed, such as having static seats available in different sizes, but the latest is perhaps the most unique -- Morph, an adjustable airplane seat concept that adjusts to different passenger sizes.

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Mitsubishi Electric to show off EMIRAI 2 electric vehicle concept

Mitsubishi Electric to show off EMIRAI 2 electric vehicle concept

The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be showing off its EMIRAI 2 concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The car is a continuation of the MEC's original EMIRAI first exhibited in December of 2011; it was notable for its extremely customizable dashboard display, biometrics capabilities, and sensor array. Two years later, it will likely include most of the same elements plus whatever else the company's been cooking up.

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Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan BladeGlider concept hints at Nissan’s EV future

Nissan has unveiled a new concept car that will be making its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The car is called the Nissan BladeGlider and the automaker says the vehicle is a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicles development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle. The car has a shape similar to the Nissan DeltaWing racing car from above.

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Silverado Cheyenne concept turns truck into Camaro Z/28-inspired beast

Silverado Cheyenne concept turns truck into Camaro Z/28-inspired beast

GM may be pushing its 2014 Camaro Z/28 as the performance monster, but the company has decided there's no reason the Silverado truck shouldn't get a similar jolt, at least in concept form. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept takes the regular cab puts it on a serious diet, switching out several of the regular parts for carbon fiber alternatives, in addition to swapping in a 6.2-liter V8 good for 420HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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DoCoMo glasses concept turns any surface into a touchscreen

DoCoMo glasses concept turns any surface into a touchscreen

Following DoCoMo's detailing of its 5G network ambitions, the company has displayed its smart glasses concept here at CEATEC 2013, something that is presently four different glasses concepts that will be unified into a single product offering when it heads into production. The smart glasses offer a variety of functionality, the most interesting of which is the ability to turn nearly any flat surface into a touchscreen, something you can check out in our video after the jump.

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Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

If you've never heard of the modular phone concept Phonebloks or the crowdspeaking platform known as Thunderclap before today, you're about to get educated. Phonebloks is the latest in a line of modular smart device concepts made by designers from all corners of the earth - this model is simple, clean, and is really seeming to strike a chord with the public early on in its life as a rendering. Thunderclap is the platform the creator of Phonebloks, Dave Hakkens, has chosen to spread the word - with a social network blast.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe with V8 Biturbo to be intro’d at IAA

Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe with V8 Biturbo to be intro’d at IAA

Mercedes-Benz plans to show off its Concept S-Class Coupe at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. With the Concept S-Class Coupe, Daimler says "sensual clarity" was used as a focal point for the designers behind it, with the styling said to be a mixture of both emotive and traditional elements. Added into the mix is a V8 Biturbo engine and an infotainment system with MoodGrid software.

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Phonebloks modular phone concept isolates components in swappable blocks

Phonebloks modular phone concept isolates components in swappable blocks

Though some take the DIY approach to replacing a faulty part in a smartphone, many elect to discard it in favor of an upgraded device, something that results in a fair bit of electronics waste. To mitigate this -- and to make it easy for a handset to be upgraded -- the Phonebloks concept has isolated components in removable blocks that can be swapped out with the turn of only two screws.

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