What a fantastic mind trip. This tree appears to be magically hovering over its tree trunk. What kind of sorcery allows this? Art. Daniel Siering and Mario Shu wrapped a tree in a plastic sheet and then painted the sheet to look like the tree's background. The visual effect makes the background look perfectly seamless.
Cornell researchers are working on a way to make hovering vehicles a reality. By pairing superconductors with permanent magnets, they've figured out a way to get objects to hover with complete stability without any power necessary.
This piece of conceptual art, entitled "We Never Learn," shows a dangerously overpopulated world with floating cities, parks, and layers that threaten to blot out the sky. Of course, that doesn't mean we wouldn't want to live there, flying cars and all. Although if you hit the ball out of one of those parks, good luck…
It's a fake. Still neat, though.