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Ariel Nomad



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When off-road dune buggy meets go-kart, you get the Ariel Nomad. Featuring a tubular exoskeleton chassis, both for optimum structural rigidity and safety, it's powered by a 2.4L Honda-sourced K24 4-cylinder engine that generates 230 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a 6-speed close ratio manual gearbox. That's plenty of power for the 1,480-pound vehicle, enabling it to rocket from 0-60 mph in just 3.4-seconds, while topping out at 125 mph. One caveat: you'll have to shell out $90,450 for the tactical variant of the Nomad. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including showing how to make six secret hiding spots with everyday objects.

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Parallel Universe

Scientists may be on the verge of proving the existence of a parallel universe with the discovery of a mysterious 'cold spot'. This mysterious patch of space, first spotted by the NASA WMAP satellite in 2004, is part of the radiation that was thought to have been produced during the formation of the universe some 13-billion years ago. However, research conducted by Professor Tom Shanks from Durham University proposes that the Cold Spot was formed when universes collided. "Perhaps the most exciting of these is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe. If further, more detailed, analysis...proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse," said Shanks. Continue reading for another video on parallel universes and more information.

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Akai 50X

Akai's Professional Project 50X Headphones combines the best of high-end studio monitor headphones with premium personal-listening headphones for a single versatile unit, all for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $89.99. The 50mm neodymium drivers deliver deep, potent bass response, but soft, padded ear cups and an adjustable headband ensure outstanding session-long comfort. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on review and more information.

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BIKI Underwater Drone

Robosea unveils BIKI the first bionic wireless underwater drone, capable of shooting 4K footage. When paired with an accompanying app, you can live stream 4K video and images directly to mobile devices, while a integrated GPS sensor ensures that you never lose the device. "BIKI can maneuver just about anywhere, and with the use of our trademarked exclusive Robosea algorithm and set in nine-axle sensor, it can keep its balance in the water - allowing BIKI self-stabilization to provide smooth videos and sharp photos through its camera platform," said Dr. Minglei Xiong, CEO of Robosea. Click here for the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the atmospheric soundscape of Bladerunner.

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Lightest Satellite

While many 18-year-olds are worrying about college, Rifath Shaarook from India spent his time building the world's lightest satellite, from scratch. Weighing a mere 64 grams, the device will now go on a four-hour mission aboard a sub-orbital NASA flight during which it will operate for around 12-minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. "We did a lot of research on different cube satellites all over the world and found ours was the lightest," said Shaarook about his 3D-printed, carbon fiber small-scale satellite. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Diablo GT1

Only two Lamborghini Diablo GT1 Stradale models exist in the world, built by France's SAT design to compete in the GT championships. It's powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0L V12 that produces 665 horsepower, more than enough power to rocket the 2,500-pound GT1 around any track. This particular example is owned by Mistral Motors in Italy, with the second example tucked safely away in a car collector's garage in Japan. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Algae Motorcycle

Dutch designer Ritsert Mans partnered with scientist Peter Mooji to create a motorcycle unlike any other. So, the duo developed an algae-powered bike that actually works. To make this possible, Mooji figured out a method for growing algae naturally, in salt water. Next, Mans built the frame / springs using wood, while cork was turned into dampeners, and then hemp for reinforcement. "Five years ago, I decided that for me, designing meant following my intuition. Instead of simulating my way through the design process," said Mans on his organic approach in designing this bike. 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 ten rubbing alcohol life hacks.

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Lamborghini Centenario

To celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday, Lamborghini released a limited-edition supercar based on the Aventador at the March 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It's limited to just 40-units (20 coupe and 20 roadster), with power coming from a tuned version of the Aventador's 6.5-litre V12 producing 759 hp, mated to a 7-speed IRS transmission. Unfortunately, all of the available models have been spoken for, even at the extreme $2.5-million price tag. The first one to hit the US has just been delivered at Lamborghini Newport Beach, and it sounds incredible to say the least. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Anker 21W Solar Charger

Anker's 21W Dual USB Solar Charger easily clips onto backpacks, and it's being offered for just $50.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ discovers and replicates your device's original charging protocol to provide its fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4 amp per port or 3 amps overall (with enough direct sunlight). Industrial-strength PET plastic faced solar panels sewn into high-wear polyester canvas ensure it's able to withstand the trials of your outdoor adventures. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Spokeless Ferris Wheel

The world's largest spokeless ferris wheel, built by Tianjin Craftsman Manufacture, has just been unveiled, and it's located on the Bailang River Bridge in Weifang, China. This massive structure has 36 carts that can transport up to 10 passengers each, complete with an integrated display, WiFi, and expansive views of East China's Shandong Province. It stands 145-meters tall and requires 28-minutes to complete a full rotation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you quench the thirst of a desert snake.

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