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Fox Eagle Rabbit

Photo credit: Kevin Ebi via Peta Pixel

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo of a red fox and bald eating fighting over a rabbit in mid-air at the San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state. "To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner," said Ebi. Continue reading for more photos of the incident and information.

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Ford Model A S2000

Auto enthusiast James Schwartz came across a rendering (bottom image) by Aaron Beck and decided to make that vehicle a reality, and thus this Franken-car was born. He began with a Ford Model A cab, and started some heavy metal fabrication, which included a six inch chop and shortened grill. Next, a custom frame was made from square tubing with a C-notch in the rear to allow the car sit as low as possible. Last, but not least, an F20C engine and six-speed transmission was taken out of a donor S2000. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that takes you inside a warehouse where thousands of robots pack groceries.

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Slammed Rover Land Rover

Just when you thought you've seen it all, the "Slammed Rover" by Partridge Design comes along. Based on a 1961 Land Rover Series IIA, the team changed nearly everything on the original vehicle, and then proceeded to transform it into a ground-hugging convertible of sorts. Continue reading for a full build and drive test video.

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Amazon's Kindle E-Reader with special offers is great for travel, and it's being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. This device uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp text similar to what you see in a physical book. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving text and image quality. Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the high contrast touchscreen display eliminates glare in any setting - even direct sunlight. Product page. Continue reading for the full hands-on video review and more information.

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Lexus Kaze

Priced from $600,000 if ever released, the Lexus Kaze is a futuristic self-driving car that would fit right into the next Minority Report film. Featuring a wheelbase of 2,897 mm (114 in), it measures 4,566 mm (179.7 in) in length, 1,200 mm (47.2 in) in height and 2,040 mm (80.3 in) in width, all powered by an 800-horsepower hybrid drive system (V8 + electric motor). The rear-wheel drive vehicle weighs in at just 1,060 kg (2,337 lbs). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Falcon 9 Launch

Photo credit: Bill Ingalls via Peta Pixel

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up a remote DSLR camera pointed at the launch pad of the Falcon 9 rocket yesterday during the launch, and when he went to retrieve it, he found the melted mess you see above. Unfortunately, both the $3,500 Canon 5DS DSLR and L were both destroyed. "Well, one remote cam outside the pad perimeter was found to be a bit toast(y). Sigh. And yes, it made pix until its demise," said Ingalls. Continue reading to see the final shots the DSLR camera took.

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Apple iPhone SE 2

Apple is allegedly releasing three different iPhone X-style smartphones this year, one of which is said to be an iPhone X SE, complete with a 4.7-inch screen squeezed into the current SE body. Smartphone accessory maker, Olixar, recently shared schematics from Chinese factory sources, and "it believes the new iPhone SE will resemble an iPhone X with slim bezels and a notch cutout." Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BMW M3 CS

Limited to just 1,200-units worldwide and available in several colors, including the Frozen Dark Blue that you see above, the BMW M3 CS will be the last F80 M3 model that the automaker will produce, mainly due to the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) rules. This new M3 Club Sport model features a tuned twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine that generates 454hp, enabling it to hit 60mph in 3.7-seconds, while topping out at 173mph. Continue reading for an in-depth video review, more pictures and information.

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Disney Stickman Robot

Human performers spent thousands of years developing acrobatic techniques, but at the same time, robots have started to become more mobile and autonomous, enabling them to imitate these stunts in dramatic ways. Meet "Stickman". Disney's latest simple 2° of freedom robot that uses a gravity-driven pendulum launch and produces a variety of somersaulting stunts. It features an IMU and a laser range-finder to estimate its state mid-flight and actuates to change its motion both on and and off the pendulum. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a bizarre dual iPhone case.

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Viewing Earth from ISS

Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut, or more specifically a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station between April 4, 2010 and September 25, 2010. To date, she has completed three spacewalks, logging more than 22 hrs of EVA including work to replace a malfunctioning coolant pump. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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