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Ark Two

You know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry, and that's the motto that Bruce Beach lives by. He's created an underground nuclear bunker in the quiet Canadian village of Horning's Mills, 100 km north of Toronto. Called "The Ark Two," the bunker spans 10,000-square-feet and consists of 42 old school buses covered in concrete and buried under 14 feet under the ground. It was designed to accommodate 500 people for months and comes equipped with food supplies, a private well, full plumbing, redundant fuel generators, a dentist's chair, and even a daycare. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Futuristic Hover Car

When Back to the Future's DeLorean DMC-12 meets Bladerunner's NECA, you get this futuristic hover car, called the "Cardinal". This cyberpunk-inspired vehicle was designed by Karol Miklas, and takes cues from the 1980s Pontiac Fiero while adding a few custom touches, especially on the underbody look, which has wheels that fold out. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Skyli Trekking Cabin

When trying to conquer a snowy mountain, the last thing you'd expect to see if Skyli, an otherworldly geometric structure. Designed by architectural firm Utopia, it's covered in blue corrugated steel siding, and boasts four floor-to-ceiling windows, while having the capacity to house up to 15 trekkers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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First Floating City

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It's only a matter of time before humans build actual floating cities, and this one, by Seasteading Institute, could be the first. "If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country. We can create a huge diversity of governments for a huge diversity of people," said Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute. They would be just like their land-based counterparts, and include homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tianjin Library

Designed by MVRDV and located at Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China, this five-story library, called "The Eye of Binhai," spans 34,000 square meters. It took 3-years to complete, can hold up to 1.2-million books, and features a reading area on the ground floor, complete with a giant sphere. There are also lounge areas in the middle sections, offices, meeting rooms, as well as computer / audio stations at the top levels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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ARKUP Livable Yacht

There are ocean view high-rise apartments, mansions, and then ARKUP. These "Livable Yachts" are not just sheer luxury, as each structure is designed to withstand up to category 4 hurricanes. Featuring 2 floors, it offers a fully-featured kitchen, dining area, living room, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a set of hydraulic lifts that can raise the yacht 40-feet to prevent flooding. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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iPhone X Plus

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch two new iPhone X models with OLED panels in 2018. Unlike the model released earlier this month, Apple may use more stainless steel around the case of the handset, which means slight visual changes to the iPhone X successor. Martin Hajek gives us a preview of one such model. Continue reading for more pictures. and information.

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Rubika Rubik's Cube Bookcase

Rubika appears to be a floating 3D Rubik's Cube, but it's actually a cleverly-designed bookcase. Thanks to its three-color design, you can use each section for different items, including books, wine bottles, trinkets, and lots more. The shelves may not be optimal for video games, but with some tinkering, you could possibly use it to house your consoles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Alcove Laptop Privacy

At first glance, Alcove appears to be just another laptop bag, but when setup, you'll realize it's a mobile workstation designed to keep prying eyes away. Simply put, the two flaps on the sides provide an enclosed space, while the material used was engineered specifically to channel sound, without having audio leak out, disturbing others. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Majin Buu Cosplayer

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SFX and makeup artist Justyna Sosnowska, also known as "Sosenka", is a big fan of cosplay, and has the skills to transform herself into several famous characters, like Dragon Ball Z's Majin Buu, without computer-generated imagery. While she holds a Landscape Architecture degree, her interest in SFX makeup began in 2014, and took off from there. "I fell in love with what I do. From various technical methods of mapping the images of the characters to strengthening certain personality traits such as patience, precision, succession in pursuit of the goal," said Sosenka. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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